WWE Raw: 3 wrestlers who must step up with Rey Mysterio injured

WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Who can fill Rey Mysterio’s shoes as a top babyface on WWE Raw?

WWE Raw superstar Rey Mysterio is a legend. Arguably the greatest high flyer in professional wrestling history, Rey has forged a path in the industry few can replicate. He’s been all around the world, wowing fans with his athletic ability, spectacular move set, and babyface charisma.

Idolized by fans and wrestlers alike, Mysterio has proved that if you work hard, you can achieve greatness in pro-wrestling, whatever your size may be. He’s been David in the land of Goliaths and he’s had fans clamoring to support him every step of the way.

Today, at the age of 45, and still wrestling at a pace far beyond his years, Mysterio is an inspiration to millions of people worldwide and it’s safe to say, he’ll never be forgotten. Through hard work and dedication, Rey Mysterio has earned a very special place in WWE, as in professional wrestling itself and in the hearts of so many fans worldwide.

Even today, he has a very special place on the card of WWE Raw, that of a world-renowned hero and a perfect foil for top heels. Rey is a guy who you never imagine would ever be booed, even in today’s climate where heels and anti-heroes are cheered a lot more.

Needless to say, whoever steps up to take his place won’t find it easy to fill Rey’s shoes. However, with WWE’s talent pool deeper than the Grand Canyon, we take a look at wrestlers who can take Mysterio’s place on the card as a beloved, upper mid-card babyface while he recovers from a reported four to six week absence due to a triceps injury.