Rey Mysterio Initially Thought Hall Of Fame Induction Would Mean He Had To Retire

Rey Mysterio is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame despite actively competing in matches. This gave birth to rumors that he would be retiring after WrestleMania 39.

The rumors had been debunked with Mysterio confirming that his retirement would come around the age of 50. However, it seems he thought the same when he received news of his Hall of Fame induction.

Rey Mysterio was recently interviewed by Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post where he revealed his reaction when received news of being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Mysterio was shocked by the news as he thought that you only get inducted when you retire and he wasn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.

“I was pulled aside by Triple H and he mentioned to me, ‘Rey, we would love to induct you into the Hall of Fame.”  

“It was very shocking to me. It was like, ‘Wow.’ I remember the first words that came out of my mouth were just like, ‘I’m not ready to retire.’ He’s like, ‘No, it’s not like that.’ I’m still having a hard time digesting it because Hall of Fames are supposed to happen when you retire, when you’re getting close to retirement.”

“I don’t feel neither of them are close for me, but it’s a huge blessing. I think I do have a number and I want to keep it at that and my number is 50. I’m hoping at 50 I can go ahead and say it’s been an incredible ride and I think it’s time for me to step back now.”

Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio is set to face off against his son Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 39. It remains to be seen who will come out on top in this father-son bout. 

H/T to Fightful

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