Rey Mysterio Reveals Undergoing Knee Surgery Successfully After Betrayal at SmackDown

Published 11/14/2023, 12:42 PM EST

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WWE legend Rey Mysterio is going through a tough time lately. First at Crown Jewel, he lost his United States championship to Logan Paul and then he was betrayed by his LWO partner Santos Escobar. Away from the ring, there have been some struggles as well as Mysterio recently underwent knee surgery. However, there is good news as well, as the surgery was a success.

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Rey Mysterio leaves a special message for former apprentice after surgery

Rey Mysterio posted a picture of himself on Instagram on November 14th, after undergoing knee surgery. The caption for the post read, “Knee surgery was successful 🙏🏼 @dugasmd1. Now payback on @escobarwwe is on the horizon! Pagarás por los daños #Santos.

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The Spanish part of the caption translates to “You will pay for the damages”. It was a message for Mysterio’s former apprentice from LWO, Santos Escobar who had turned against Mysterio last week on SmackDown.

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Haus of Wrestling reported that Rey Mysterio was struggling with his knee for quite some time. He had a torn meniscus for nearly three months as the injury worsened. Fans can expect Mysterio to be out for nearly 6-8 weeks but he will recover in time for the WrestleMania week.

Keeping Mysterio’s injury in mind, WWE made the right decision to take the Championship off his shoulder. They also made Santos take a heel turn and inflict a kayfabe injury to keep the storyline going. It is a common technique that WWE uses to continue storylines despite major breaks within an ongoing storyline.

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Rey Mysterio has had his fair share of history with injuries. But this will be his fourth knee injury of his wrestling career, the first of which he suffered in 1997. His next injury was in 2006 and the third one was in 2013. He was about to suffer another injury at Crown Jewel, if not for Logan Paul.

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Logan Paul saves Rey Mysterio from a major injury scare

During the match against Logan Paul for the US title at Crown Jewel on November 4th, Rey Mysterio attempted a moon sault from the ropes. But, Mysterio was unable to time his moon sault, thus resulting in a situation where he was about to land on his neck.

Logan Paul showed great ring awareness to catch Mysterio mid-air and put Mysterio over his shoulder. The Maverick then delivered a power slam to Rey Mysterio after breaking his character for a moment. Though the social media star is hated by many, his sweet gesture won many hearts.

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Himangshu Sinha

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