Rey Mysterio knows he doesn't have many years left.
At the age of 44, Rey Mysterio is closer to the end than the beginning. The former World Champion has been in the business for three decades and while he continues to put on show-stealing performances, father time catches up to everyone.
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, Mysterio discussed his time in the business and his future.
"You know, I've been able to not only see, but live, the evolution of this sport. There's a huge difference from the time I broke in, to 15 years later, to now another 15. Because just this past March, my wife and I were sitting down and then Dominik joined us, it's been 30 years since I've been doing this. If you think about it, it sounds like a long time but again, I started at the age of 14. I had my first opportunity at the age of 14 years old, that's crazy. It was my desire that I wanted to be part of this beautiful sport," said Mysterio. "The evolution of this sport has been incredibly dramatic, and I definitely don't see myself doing this many more years longer, although the opportunity that I have gotten on my return with WWE, to be able to face guys like the caliber of Andrade, have been incredible. So, that kind of brings that desire within me, that 'Hey, I can still do this, I can still go.' But of course, if I were to do this on a schedule that I was back in the day, that me and you were doing at the time Mark (Henry), I don't think I could handle it."
In an interview with Alicia Atout last year, Mysterio said he would look into opening a wrestling school and memorabilia museum when he retires. Mysterio is currently dealing with an ankle injury. He wrestled Samoa Joe for the United States Title at WrestleMania 35, losing in a minute.