Rey Mysterio Talks Taking Off Mask, Praises Kalisto, Calls AJ Styles “awesome”

Rey Mysterio spoke with The Roman Show for a new interview. Check out the highlights:

On working without his mask in WCW: “It was a hard decision. It wasn’t my call, it was on the hands of Eric Bischoff.”

On taking pictures with fans with or without the mask: “My uncle was doing it. Silver King was also doing it. he had lost his mask. He came out in the movie Nacho Libre. It’s always been a mystique to carry your mask. But it’s a new era of wrestling. A new trend started. I would take pictures without the mask. There are a lot of new fans that never saw that part of my career. They know me as Rey Mysterio with the mask.”

On why lucha libre hasn’t made a major impact as it should in the US: “Mexico has a big roster and there is a lot of talent. The United States is limited what you can do. Lucha Undergound is the gateway to any luchador that wasn’t to come and be part of this roster…keep in mind, lucha libre hasn’t been displayed in the US in abundance. Its been subtle. The pioneer was Mil Mascaras. Then that died down, new talent was rising, Eddie Guerrero was the next one then Konnan. Konnan had a big success.”

On how how Eddie Guerrero helped his career in WWE: “He pretty much everything on the table for me. I tried to do as much as I can to put lucha on the map. I had a little help from Alberto Del Rio.”

On Kalisto: “A lot of matches I wanted to see during my time with the WWE never happened because the opponent was somewhere else like Low Ki, AJ Styles…(Kalisto) is awesome. He is creating his own fan base. He is unique, I like watching him a lot. He is entertaining.”

Rey Mysterio Talks Taking Off Mask, Kalisto, A J Styles and more

Lucha Underground’s Rey Mysterio joined The Roman Show talk about removing his mask early in his career and who’s deicision was it, Lucha Libre being appreciated in the United States, Kalisto and A.J. Styles.

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