Following Rey Mysterio’s visit backstage at last week’s RAW in San Diego, CA, any time someone mentioned his name they would get a negative speech from WWE brass.
The Wrestling Observer newsletter reports there has been underlying friction between WWE management and Mysterio for years now. This comes from several tough contract negotiations, and Rey not returning from injuries as early as WWE would like. Believe it or not, some within WWE feel that upper-management’s attitude is that Rey is lucky to be employed dude to his small stature. If WWE ever said something like that to Rey, that likely played a part in the tough contract negotiations.