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WWE's Rey Mysterio sidelined with an injury

Mysterio was replaced in the SmackDown World Cup tournament by Mustafa Ali.

Rey Mysterio was pulled from the WWE SmackDown World Cup tournament due to a lower body injury. 

Dave Meltzer confirms a Ringside News report that Mysterio was replaced in the World Cup by Mustafa Ali after suffering an unspecified lower body injury to either his foor or ankle. Mysterio was reportedly in a walking boot at Friday's SmackDown taping. 

Meltzer notes that the injury is not believed to be serious,  but that Mysterio will be out long enough that Ali was tapped to replace him in the World Cup. 

Dave writes: 

Rey Mysterio was scheduled for the World Cup but he had either a foot or an ankle injury and was replaced by Mustafa Ali. He was in Indianapolis backstage with a walking boot on. He's not expected to be out more than a few weeks but wasn't going to be able to do the tournament.

Mysterio last wrestled on an October 30 house show in Mexico City at Arena CMDX, teaming with AJ Styles and Raquel Rodriguez in a mixed trios bout against Finn Balor, Damian Priest, and Rhea Ripley of The Judgment Day. Mysterio also worked the night prior in Monterrey in the same trios matchup. 

In his most recent televised bout, Mysterio challenged Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown in a bout that was taped on October 28, but aired November 4.