Rey. Don't Retire. Just take a break. A LONG one.
by, 12-12-2010 at 03:46 PM (4375 Views)
First off, I want to thank you guys for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you enjoy it.
Now. I'm presuming everyone who is reading this blog has heard the news that Rey Mysterio has injured himself, yet again. The sad part is he JUST recovered from an ear injury that kept him from doing much in his matches. Now he has a tear in his shoulder that will probably prevent him from doing even MORE stuff. We also can't forget that the poor guy's knees are shot (again), which prevents him from doing his classic entrance where he shoots up out of the stage. In addition, he does not do any of his hurricanrana variations or any of his spectacular maneuvers because of his condition. All we see from Rey is Seated Sentons, kicks, Angel Splash, and the 619. Maybe once in a while we'll get a cross-body, but you get my point, right? You tell me when was the last time Rey did a Tilt-A-Whirl Hurricanrana or a somersault dive to the outside? In case some of you guys forgot how athletic Rey Mysterio is and can be I ask that you take a look at the YouTube video down below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5uFhkOLC6Y - Top 45 Moves of Rey Mysterio.
After watching that video, it is no question why WWE is highly favorable of him. Yes, the fact that he is a merchandise magnetic may concern WWE more (reason #1 why he is still on TV now), but I doubt the company would like him as much if he was not as athletically skilled as he is now. So you have to understand me when I say it is kind of sad watching how Rey wrestles now. It was just a year ago he was putting on great matches with Y2J, Morrison, and Dolph Ziggler. Now he can barely pull off good matches with Alberto Del Rio and his feud with him is pretty lackluster to say the least. Let's face it. It is getting to be about that time for Rey.
No, not retirement. Just to take a long, extended vacation.
I personally believe Rey has TONS to offer in the world of wrestling and I seriously do not want to see him retire. However, I do yearn to see him wrestle like he used to and I think a long, extended vacation is what he needs to get back on his feet. Once he has had time to rejuvenate, I'm positive Rey Rey will be cutting it up in the ring again. I mean, it is not like WWE is limiting his move set.... I don't think.
Who knows? Maybe Rey just does not want to wrestle that way anymore and prefers to wrestle the style he does now. If so then fine, but I still think he should get a vacation real soon. Perhaps after he has finished this feud with Del Rio, he will get just that. Besides, he needs to step down anyways and let some of the younger talent have the spotlight. I think Kofi Kingston would be a GREAT replacement for Rey Mysterio as a top babyface. If not him, then Christian. Whoever it is. My point is, I believe things would be a lot better for WWE AND Rey if they gave him a break and let him rest of wounds. So when he comes back in full condition, he can reminder us all of how spectacular Mr. 619 is.
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