Rey Mysterio’s contract is the next contract to expire in WWE. His deal is reportedly up in approximately two months. While he is one of the talents in the company with one of the largest downside guarantees, he is also one of the top merchandise movers currently in WWE. It’s all about who puts people in the seats and who’s merchandise sells. Bottom Line!
Mysterio’s contract is an interesting situation, as WWE officials would usually start aggressively attempting to re-sign a talent in his situation by this point, however that is apparently not the case due to his injuries.
Speaking of Mysterio, one of the main reasons he was booked to work the non-televised live events in Northern California as opposed to his hometown in San Diego was due to the feeling in the company that he has been booked too often in San Diego.
Another WWE Superstar’s contract is former world heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio. He may be leaving the WWE as he’s been openly talking to people about it in recent months.
There are also reports that many do not expect Christian to stay with the WWE once his contract expires. Christian who is 40, there is a feeling that WWE creative isn’t going to do anything significant with him. There were even reports last week that that if WWE found someone “more important” than him, that they would replace him in the Elimination Chamber match.
There had been talk of replacing him if the opportunity arose or if someone really “connected with the crowd” going into the pay-per-view. Obviously this didn’t go over well with Christian, but he kept quiet about it for obvious reasons. He’s not the only one.
The WWE Locker room is said to be extremely frustrated.
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.