As we have been covering all weekend, Rey Mysterio is in hot water with WWE management for an interview he did with The Record in Mexico. In the interview, Mysterio claims he had a prescription for the painkiller he took that violated the Wellness Policy.
The feeling amongst some in WWE was that the company is almost being forced to further punish Mysterio, otherwise they risk the possibility of others following suit in future incidents.
According to sources, Mysterio did the interview to build sympathy for himself in the Mexican market in the event that this incident leads to his WWE departure, since Mexico would be his highest paying destination if WWE were no longer an option.
It’s interesting to note that Mysterio did in fact work this past weekend’s house shows, despite being pulled from the cards originally.
Mysterio has apparently told wrestlers and friends within WWE that he does have a legit prescription for the painkiller and that the company didn’t give him proper notice to produce it. According to sources, Mysterio hopes WWE will reconsider his suspension once he gets the chance to finally speak to them in person at the tapings on Tuesday.