During the men’s Royal Rumble match, Rey Mysterio was supposed to enter at number 17. However, after his music hit, he never showed up.
Instead, Dominik Mysterio came out as the next entrant wearing Rey Mysterio’s mask. WWE never did an angle showing Rey getting hurt backstage which surprise fans who wondered about the luchador’s whereabouts.
PWInsider is now reporting that Rey Mysterio was pulled from his signing the morning of the Royal Rumble, and he was replaced by Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio. It is being reported that Mysterio was banged up from his match against Karrion Kross the night before on SmackDown, but was ok. He was also slated to do an angle with Dominik that would potentially build to a singles match at WrestleMania.
The word yesterday morning was that Mysterio was banged up from his match the night before on Smackdown but was “OK.” It was back and forth as to whether he would perform at the Rumble, where he was slated to shoot an angle with Dominik to help build to a singles match at Wrestlemania.
In the end, they ran an angle where Rey never appeared for his Rumble slot and instead, Dominik was the next competitor, wearing Rey’s mask and tearing it up. The implication was that Dominik had attacked Rey.PWInsider
We will have to wait and see if the plan is still for Dominik and Rey to face off at WrestleMania.
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