Over the course of his time with WWE, Rey Mysterio has achieved sustained success, and is a two-time Intercontinental champion, a former United States Champion, a four-time tag-team champion, a three-time Cruiserweight champion, and a three-time world champion.
He is also a Royal Rumble match winner, and has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events. He departed the company in 2015 and then wrestled on the independent circuit, before returning to WWE in 2018. Mysterio is respected by fellow wrestlers and fans, as one of the most well-known and liked performers of all time.
In a recent interview with Wrestling Inc, Mysterio discussed his relationship with Vince McMahon: “It’s evolved at a great pace. Fourteen years prior to me leaving, and coming back, it’s been close to 16 years of being part of WWE.
When I came back it really felt like home. My relationship with Vince has always been great and it’s built to where it’s at right now. I was intimidated by Vince at first because I knew it was going to be hard to get the opportunity to perform at that level.
When the belief was there, I put in all my effort to give the best”. At Money in the Bank on May 19, Mysterio defeated Joe to win his first United States Championship, becoming the twenty-first WWE Grand Slam Champion in the process.
Two weeks later on Raw, Mysterio announced that he would vacate the title the week after due to suffering an injury from a post-match beatdown by Joe.