Rey Mysterio’s WWE Return Pushed Back, Hogan, Foley, More

Ryan Clark


— Rey Mysterio was scheduled to return to the ring from bicep surgery next month. However, the company has pulled him from all house shows in June. No return date for Mysterio has been set either. WWE had plans for Mysterio to return at One Night Stand on 6/1 because its in his hometown of San Diego, but that’s obviously off the cards. Additionally, prowrestling.NET is reporting that there is plenty of second guessing going on amongst officials on the decision to allow Rey to opt for a new surgical procedure that was supposed to reduce his recovery time from six months to six weeks. Mysterio acquired an infection during the initial surgery that led to even more procedures. Mysterio opted for a local surgeon that has been sued multiple times for malpractice instead of renown surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

— According to Jeremy, a spokesman for Jakks Pacific, they have plans to release a Giant Gonzalez action figure with fur in the future. Production will be limited to 500, so it will be pretty rare. During his time in WWE in 1993, Gonzalez wore a bizarre full-body suit that featured airbrushed muscles with bushy hair attached. Jakks has released a Classics action figure on Gonzalez in the past, but it didn’t have fur.

— You can read a preview for WWE 24/7 programming in June at WWE.com. The theme of the month is “Gold Rush,” which will feature several huge championship matches and historic title changes. During the month they plan on airing WCW Great American Bash ’92, the entire MSG show from January 23, 1984 in which Hulk Hogan pinned the Iron Sheik, the last Saturday Night’s Main Event for nearly 14 years from October 1992 featuring Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog, and for the first time ever, an episode of WCW Thunder (from August 1998 featuring a Bret Hart vs. Lex Luger U.S. Championship match). Also, WWE 24/7 plans on profiling the “Worst Characters” in wrestling history in the Legends of Wrestling discussion show. The preview for this reads: “Dusty Rhodes, Michael Hayes, Mick Foley and Pat Patterson join host Gene Okerlund for a no-holds-barred roundtable discussion of the worst characters in wrestling history. See classic footage and hear the stories behind notorious Superstars like the Gobbledy Gooker, Red Rooster, the Shockmaster, Mantaur and others.”

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