While speaking with Metro Sports, Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm and Executive Vice President Don Callis were asked about the rumors of Rey Mysterio possibly having negotiations with Impact Wrestling:
Ed, there was a lot of rumours going around at the start of the year that Rey Mysterio was close to signing with Impact. How close was that to happening?
Rey Mysterio is a talent that’s out there on the scene, a world class talent. He’d say the same, you’d have conversations with him and see where he would fit and what works with his schedule and with ours, but what’s being reported in the media, there’s an entire group of wrestling fans who just love to make shit up!
It’s just always dialogue. He’s a world class talent that at some point in time, if we can make a deal that works for him and works for us, that would be great. But we’re nowhere near where the internet is reporting.
I think people make assumptions. They see a guy like Rey Mysterio who’s a free agent and they go “Oh my God, they must be trying to sign him”. Then things start to get reported and people often don’t ask us and look, we’re not going to talk about specific aspects of the business, but no-one ever talked about Chris Jericho working in anywhere other than WWE. He goes and works the Tokyo Dome and all of a sudden, people are speculating based on probably my friendship with him that (mimicking reporter) “Is he gonna debut in Impact Wrestling?”. I’ve never had that discussion with Chris. But it doesn’t stop it from getting out there.
You probably should get him in Impact!
Yeah let’s call him now! I just think that people look and they go “of course they would want him”. Rey Mysterio is one of the best ever. So is Chris Jericho. I mean people make assumptions but we’re just trying to run our business and take things to the next level.