Report: AEW Matched The Contract Offer WWE Presented To Rey Mysterio

Recently, it was reported that Rey Mysterio is working in WWE without a contract. Now, new reports say that All Elite Wrestling made a strong play to try to obtain the services of the legendary Lucha Libre competitor.

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Tony Khan-headed outfit presented an offer that matched the per-match deal that WWE presented Rey Mysterio. At this time, Rey Mysterio has yet to sign a contract with either organization.

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Rey Mysterio did compete in the main event of All In, widely considered to be the precursor to AEW, in August 2018. He would team with Bandido and Rey Fenix to face Kota Ibushi and The Young Bucks.

In a recent interview with ESPN, AEW EVP Cody Rhodes would put over the abilities of his WrestleMania 27 opponent and say that Rey Mysterio “isn’t a one-company individual.”

“To me, the greatest luchador ever, of all time — hands down — is Rey Mysterio Jr. And he’s got friends here. Jericho and him are friends. Mysterio is not afraid to travel out there, either. He’s not a one-company individual. And I think Rey still has a lot left to give in terms of wrestling. That might be something that someone else is currently discussing with him at this point. You never know.”

In making his decision, Rey Mysterio is not just thinking about his own career. He also has to factor the young career of his son Dominik into his final decision. Dominik will face Seth Rollins at the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view and Rey Mysterio has said in the past that he won’t hang up the mask without forming a successful tag team with his son.

“One of the main reasons is to be able to prepare my son to eventually step in the ring one day,Mysterio told WrestleZone in 2019. “I want to have the opportunity to share the ring with him before I at least make an announcement to retire. I think that’s probably the last check on my bucket list, to be able to step in the ring with my son and be next to him when he’s feeling what I’m feeling for the last thirty years.”

Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.

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