Rey Mysterio Speaks On His Injuries, His Demanding In-Ring Style



Former World Heavyweight champion Rey Mysterio recently spoke with Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Post Crescent newspaper to promote Monday’s episode of WWE RAW, which takes place from the city. Mysterio, whose Hall of Fame-worthy career has been plagued by various injures, had this to say about the toll his high-flying in-ring style has taken on his body:

Which Of His Moves Hurt Him The Most To Perform: “Without a doubt, and this is what has held me back and put me out for surgeries, is the West Coast Pop, which is a version of the Frankensteiner. I used to do that every night I would perform and it was just hard on my knees. At the time, being so young, 17-years-old and just going out there and doing it was like, man that’s cool ‘cause the reactions from my fans were incredible. And of course, you get the feedback from the rest of the boys. Man, you’ve gotta take it easy on your body. You wanna make sure you last in this business. But you never listen to that as a young kid. You just wanna go, but that West Coast Pop has given me at least five major surgeries on my left knee.”

Practicing His High-Flying Moves: “In the past, I used to have trampolines in my house and that was one of my ways of creating moves… But now, as I’ve gotten older and wiser with how my body feels and just trying to stay healthy in sports, I just like to look at the ring and visualize certain moves. Sometimes not even practicing them until I’m in the ring and it comes down to that one point of OK, here it comes in front of a live audience and if it happens, it happens and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But I probably hit nine out of ten.”

His Various Injuries: “Knock on wood and thank God that I haven’t suffered any neck injuries, which is one of the worst injuries that a superstar could have. I would have to say without a doubt, my knees. It’s only one knee. It’s the left side that has been aggravating me and kind of limiting me to a certain degree to perform at a peak level in sports entertainment. My ACL kept on snapping from my left knee almost on a year-in, year-out basis. I would have my surgery, be gone for about nine months, come back, wrestle for a year and then right after that year went by – boom – it would snap again and I’d have to go back in and get my knee sliced up again. That’s one of the main surgeries and main reasons that I’ve suffered a lot in this industry.”



Recent Posts

Video Highlights From TNA Impact Wrestling (4/17/14): Monster’s Ball Match, More

Video Highlights From TNA Impact Wrestling (4/17/14): Monster's Ball Match, More

Watch several video highlights from this week's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling. ...

Live Now: The Rack Talking WWE NXT, Impact Wrestling, WWE News & More

Live Now: The Rack Talking WWE NXT, Impact Wrestling, WWE News & More

Tonight Live at 11pm ET, the Wild Talk Radio Network Presents the "Multi-Time Award Winning" The Rac...

ROH’s Announcement Revealed; Debuting On Traditional PPV On 7/22, Best In The World

ROH's Announcement Revealed; Debuting On Traditional PPV On 7/22, Best In The World

- Ring of Honor made their big announcement earlier today, that on June 22, they will debut on tradi...

Manik Reveals How Much Money He’s Making With TNA, When His Current Contract Expires

Manik Reveals How Much Money He's Making With TNA, When His Current Contract Expires

TJ Perkins, the wrestler that portrays Manik in TNA, revealed on his Ask.FM page how much income he ...

WWE NXT Results – April 17th, 2014

WWE NXT Results - April 17th, 2014

Welcome everyone to tonight's edition of NXT. We begin tonight's show with "Big Cass" Collin Cassidy...