Rey Mysterio: "I took a three-year hiatus from WWE for my family"

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Rey Mysterio: "I took a three-year hiatus from WWE for my family"

Rey Mysterio has made WWE history and pro-wrestling in general across the globe, as well as establishing himself as an icon of sports entertainment. The 47-year-old from Chula Vista is a three-time world champion, having won the WWE Championship once and the heavyweight title twice, the famous Big Gold, the World Heavyweight Championship.

He has also won the Intercontinental Championship twice, the United States Championship twice, the Lightweight title three times, the WWE Tag Team Championship four times and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship once alongside his son Dominik, setting a record never done in WWE, that is, winning a couple title with a real son.

As if that weren't enough, Rey was the 14th wrestler in the company's history to have completed the Grand Slam. Mysterio is experiencing a sort of second youth, first alongside Dominik and then also in single, after the boy has betrayed him, allying himself with Judgment Day, forcing his father to move to Smackdown.

Rey Mysterio and the farewell to WWE to reconnect with the family In his latest interview with The National, the San Diego elf wanted to tell his fans why he was absent from the Stamford federation rings from 2015 to 2018, after spending 13 years with WWE, with his debut which had arrived in fact in 2002.

Speaking about his farewell, Rey said: "I left because I was tired physically, mentally and wanted to reconnect with my family. But I always knew I wanted to come back and wanted to retire to WWE. My career will definitely end in WWE, nothing else matters.

I never had the desire to go anywhere else. It has always been WWE. Now I know that WWE has always been my home." The Mexican-born WWE talent is now called to one of the toughest challenges of his career, that is to try to snatch the Intercontinental title from champion GUNTHER, with the Austrian who will certainly be a tough nut to crack for Rey, given the size but above all the wickedness of the European athlete.