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Report: Rey Mysterio officially signs WWE deal

Rey Mysterio

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reported Wednesday that Rey Mysterio has officially signed with WWE and is preparing for his return. 

Johnson said the deal was for two years with Mysterio getting the option to give notice after 18 months. On a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer had said Mysterio was looking for 18 months but WWE wanted a commitment of up to three years.

This news would confirm what Meltzer has been reporting on this summer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, with Mysterio's signing becoming a formality leading up to him finishing his independent dates. A sticking point was All In which WWE didn't want him to compete at, according to Meltzer. However, Mysterio wanted to work the show and in the end, finished up his commitments.

The 43-year-old has been working regularly with high-profile appearances at All In, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Lucha Underground, and AAA since he left WWE in February 2015.

Mysterio did return to the company in January as a Royal Rumble participant and in April at the Greatest Royal Rumble. He also is a bonus character for the WWE2K19 video game.