Former World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio is speaking out for the first time about what he calls his “disappointing” title run in 2006.
Rey won the belt at WrestleMania 22 in April and only held it until July’s Great American Bash PPV. During his short reign on top, he was defeated in several non-title matches by Great Khali, Mark Henry, Rob Van Dam and others.
Mysterio tells The Sun, â<80><9c>Now I go back and reflect on it, when I donâ<80><99>t have the title, I think that things could have been handled a different way. Unfortunately I was the champion that lost more times holding the title.”
The former champ is optimistic that another WWE title run could be in his future and thinks next time can be better. â<80><9c>If that opportunity comes again I know what to aim at and try to perfect, that I didnâ<80><99>t do throughout those three months, and make it better. There is more to Rey Mysterio. I think I can give a lot more. I need to hold onto that opportunity and not let it go.â<80>
Nick’s Note: Rey should not be blaming himself for what was a clear case of creative burying him as champion. He’s one of the hardest working guys in the WWE locker room, and if he ever does get to be champion again, he WILL give 100%. The question is will management allow him to recognize his full potential?
Rey Mysterio also recently joined Georgie Thompson and David Jones in the Sky Sports News studio. The video can be found at http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1126121770/bctid1614764571
Mysterio says he will be back in the ring, at 100%, by mid-July.
Thanks to Barry Hannon for that update.