— Rey Mysterio is “praying” he’ll be fit to compete at WrestleMania 35 following an injury scare during his match with Baron Corbin on Monday.
Mysterio took to Instagram to share footage of the spot that caused his ankle to buckle beneath him and wrote, “Suffered an injury on my right ankle this past Monday night on Raw against [Baron Corbin]. Praying to be ready for Mania this Sunday!”
Mysterio’s injury was announced before SmackDown LIVE on Tuesday as he was scheduled to take on Andrade. It was said he’d be re-evaluated again before it’s determined if his scheduled match against Samoa Joe for the United States Championship on Sunday would still take place.
In this video WWE posted online, Joe wonders if Mysterio is really injured heading into WrestleMania, or if he’s just scared to get in the ring with him.
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Mysterio is legitimately injured.
— WWE announced Wednesday that a WWE Hall of Fame statue will be unveiled at WrestleMania Axxess on Thursday.
Notables in attendance will include WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair, Sting, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and more.
— NXT Superstar Chelsea Green turns 28 years old today.
— The first-ever Funko WWE POP! vinyl figure of Becky Lynch is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com for $10.99. It’s only available on Amazon and won’t be released until August 9. If you order the figure today, you won’t be charged until it ships.