Mysterio confirmed to Sports activities Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso in February 2021 that he signed a brand new contract with WWE final yr. Since then, he has gone on to carry the SmackDown Tag Group Championship together with his son, Dominik.
Chioda, who’s buddies with Mysterio, lately appeared on the Such Good Shoot podcast. He mentioned the 46-year-old spoke to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as a substitute of Triple H throughout contract negotiations:
“My buddy Rey Mysterio stayed at my home final week once they have been in Tampa,” Chioda mentioned. “You already know, he went into negotiations with Vince. His stuff virtually didn’t work out with Vince, however he satisfied Vince. Hunter [Triple H] was going to… he didn’t need to cope with Hunter. He wished to cope with Vince.”
Rey Mysterio teamed up with Dominik in a dropping effort towards The Usos at Saturday’s WWE SummerSlam occasion. The daddy-son duo’s present storyline revolves round Rey educating Dominik about wrestling psychology.
Triple H’s remark to Mike Chioda earlier than his WWE launch
Considered one of WWE’s long-serving referees, Mike Chioda labored for Vince McMahon’s firm between 1989 and 2020.
The 55-year-old obtained his launch as a cost-cutting measure as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of Triple H giving him assurances about his future:
“Hunter advised me, ‘Hey, I need to see you exit robust in your profession’ a pair years in the past, few years in the past, and I even moved to Tampa for higher residing, higher seashores,” Chioda mentioned. “And plus, you already know, if I needed to begin working on the PC [Performance Center] in Orlando. I had surgical procedure on my shoulder, rotator cuff and the 2 bicep tears. After which I get f***ing launched throughout a pandemic.”
Chioda refereed dozens of high-profile matches throughout his WWE profession, together with The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania 18) and The Rock vs. John Cena (WrestleMania 28).
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