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Rey Mysterio Signed with Lucha Underground Because of Style

Houston, Texas, USA - REY MYSTERIO poses for the 74,000 fans in Reliant Stadium before the match his match with JBL
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Former WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio signed with Lucha Underground earlier this month, a big coup for the promotion entering its second season. The former WWE World Champion sees a style fit between himself and the upstart company.

“This is the style that I grew up (in), the style that I started training, this is my base, my fundamental,” Mysterio told PodNasty, transcribed by WrestlingInc.com. “I never dreamed of going to WWE or WCW, my dream was always making it to CMLL because AAA didn’t exist back then. And then, next thing you know AAA started, the opportunity came.

“My base was always high-flying. I always wanted to get the opportunity to show the world what I can do. So there was no other company out there that was displaying that but Lucha Underground. When I saw the first season, I was blown away.”

Mysterio has not wrestled for WWE since April 2014, but didn’t officially part ways until this past February. He still watches the product.

“Now that Alberto (Del Rio) went back, I’m good friends with Alberto so I keep him on point. Lucha Dragons, I’m great friends with the Sin Cara that’s there right now,” Mysterio said. “I can’t watch a whole show, not even when I was there. Actually, when I was there I would hardly watch the shows. I would DVR them, but it was just hard for me to sit down and watch wrestling, not because it was a bad show or a good show, it was just because when I got home I didn’t want to have nothing to do with wrestling. I just wanted to be around my kids and my wife.”

You can listen to the full interview here:

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