Former World Heavyweight champion Rey Mysterio has joined El Rey’s Lucha Underground, making a surprise appearance yesterday at their television tapings. He will be part of the second season of the series which kicks off next month.
“When it comes to in-ring performers, Rey Mysterio is among the elite and we are thrilled to welcome him and his skills to the ‘Lucha Underground’ franchise reinforcing our promise to bring US audiences the very best in lucha libre wrestling,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Eric Van Wagenen.
There were rumors that Mysterio would be going to Lucha Underground for the past few weeks. Ever since leaving the WWE, Mysterio has worked for AAA in Mexico and other independent organizations there. He is the second high profile main event wrestler to join Lucha Underground after Alberto Del Rio joined for the first season however Del Rio left after there were some problems between the two parties.
“I am excited by the opportunity to join such an extraordinary group of athletes and be a part of the Lucha Underground family,” Mysterio said. “It is a privilege to be able to represent this sport and have a chance to share my love of Lucha with passionate wrestling fans around the globe.”