Rey Mysterio: I Told Vikingo He'd Still Be Incredible If He Toned It Down Two Or Three Beats

Rey Mysterio has given advice to Vikingo.

El Hijo Del Vikingo is one of the most exciting wrestlers in the world, performing feats of athleticism that very few can pull off inside, and outside, the wrestling ring. Rey Mysterio used to "wow" fans in a similar manner when he was younger, but age and knee injuries eventually caught up to him.

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Though Rey is still going strong at nearly 50 years old, he doesn't want Vikingo to make the same mistakes he did when he was younger.

"He's actually very very good. I believe he was going through an injury at the time, and I kind of connected him with people to see if he could get his knee taken care of. Overall, I said, 'it happened to me, a lot of people would tell me to slow down. With all due respect, I said thank you, yes, I will, and it would almost come in one ear and out the other. Until you start going through injuries and surgeries, and you're not slowing down because they tell you, you're slowing down because you need to, and you can't risk your body anymore as you did.' I pretty much gave him that advice and told him he could still be incredible if he just toned it down two or three beats more. Pick the moments where you want to do your things to impact. You don't have to do it every night because they already know who you are. I hope that he takes the advice and doesn't have to suffer what I did, which is learn the hard way," Rey said to Marc Raimondi of ESPN.

Vikingo is currently wrestling all over the world, making appearances for AEW, AAA, GCW, and more.

Mysterio is the reigning WWE United States Champion. He is set to go face-to-face with Logan Paul on Friday's WWE SmackDown.

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