WWE Legend Rey Mysterio Will Announce Wrestling Retirement At Special Ceremony
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Rey Mysterio is set to call it time on an illustrious career in wrestling at a retirement ceremony on Monday Night Raw next week, according to WWE.
The 45-year-old fan-favourite WWE legend, real name Oscar Gutierrez, began performing at a young age and made his wrestling debut in Mexico in 1989.
And WWE posted on Twitter that Mysterio will have his 'retirement ceremony' on the promotion's flagship show next Monday.
Not long after the initial tweet was posted, WWE made a follow-up announcement that Seth Rollins will be the host for Mysterio's retirement ceremony.
But some fans are sceptical about the retirement announcement and believe that it could be part of a storyline angle instead.
Mysterio, who is often considered the best cruiserweight wrestler in history, first arrived in WWE in 2002 after spells with both ECW and WCW in the 1990s.
The luchador enjoyed a prolific career with Vince McMahon's promotion and captured the World Heavyweight Championship twice and the WWE Championship once.
Mysterio also won the Royal Rumble in 2006 after entering in at the No 2 spot and lasting over an hour in the match.
The future WWE Hall of Famer initially left the promotion in 2015 and spent time wrestling around the world before returning to McMahon's promotion in 2018.
Mysterio's second spell with WWE also saw his son Dominick play a role in different storylines, which included his clash with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series last year.
The wrestling veteran admitted in 2019 that he was optimistic about his son following in his legendary footsteps and making his WWE debut this year.