Rey Mysterio is the primary inductee introduced for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2023. Mysterio’s inclusion was introduced on Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown.
Mysterio’s impending induction marks a uncommon occasion the place a famous person will enter the Hall of Fame as a commonly energetic performer. Mysterio has been a frequent presence on SmackDown and wrestled as not too long ago because the Feb. 24 episode of the blue model. News of his induction served as a foil for the continued storyline feud between Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominik Mysterio.
Dominik Mysterio, flanked by Judgement Day, accused Rey Mysterio of being an absent father whereas including up the accolades of his soon-to-be Hall of Fame profession. Santos Escobar and his Legado del Fantasma faction got here to the protection of Rey Mysterio, resulting in a six-man tag staff match in opposition to Dominik Mysterio, Damian Priest and Finn Balor.
Mysterio is arguably the most well-liked luchador alive and definitely the largest consultant of Mexico’s wealthy wrestling tradition on the North American stage. Mysterio is usually credited for paving the way in which in skilled wrestling for each smaller wrestlers and masked performers, popularizing the cruiserweight division and the lucha libre fashion in promotions like WWE, WCW and ECW.
Mysterio has captured 15 championships within the WWE, together with one reign as WWE champion and two as world heavyweight champion. He additionally received the Royal Rumble in 2006 and is the twenty first Grand Slam and Triple Crown champion in WWE historical past.
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