As seen during the November 10th 2023 edition of WWE Smackdown, Santos Escobar turned heel against former United States champion Rey Mysterio. It appears that the angle was done to write off Rey from television for the time being.
Following Smackdown, Rey revealed on his social media pages that he had successful knee surgery and will have to get revenge on Escobar at a future date. Mysterio wrote, “Knee surgery was successful 🙏🏼 @dugasmd1 Now payback on @escobarwwe is on the horizon! Pagarás por los daños #Santos.” Santo wrote “Don’t come back” on Twitter/X with a photo of Mysterio.
Rey’s numerous injuries have been documented over the years. Rey has underwent knee surgery over 10 times.
According to Nick Hausman of HausOfWrestling.com, Rey is expected to miss six to eight weeks and the following was noted…
“Haus of Wrestling has learned that Mysterio has been working through a torn meniscus for about three months. The injury has slowly worsened, so he agreed to lose the WWE United States Championship to Paul and participate in the beatdown angle before heading off for his knee operation.”