— Sports Illustrated has a follow-up story to their tweet yesterday in reference to Rey Mysterio being backstage at Smackdown this week and negotiating to return to WWE at WrestleMania 34 to wrestle John Cena.
— According to the recent story, details of the deal are being finalized and are expected to be made official by the end of the week and that Mysterio’s opponent is currently planned to be John Cena. The article adds that Cena is “in need of a marquee challenger” after it was ruled this week that the Undertaker will not be wrestling at WrestleMania 34, prompting Cena to suggest a match against one of two people: Mysterio or the injured Samoa Joe.
— PWInsider has picked up on this story too, confirming that Mysterio’s negotiations with WWE are going well and that he is getting close to returning to the company. They did however deny the rumor that Mysterio was actually backstage at Smackdown working on the deal, but confired that talks are ongoing and are being handled on the WWE side by Triple H.
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