Rey Mysterio has broken his silence after getting legitimately knocked out in his match against Santos Escobar.
On the July 28th edition of SmackDown, Rey Mysterio faced off against Santos Escobar to determine the next challenger for Austin Theory US Championship.
Before a commercial break, Santos Escobar dropped Rey Mysterio with a dive. When the show returned from commercials, ringside doctors were with Rey Mysterio for moments before the referee awarded the match to Santos Escobar, with Rey Mysterio unable to compete after hitting his head during Santos Escobar’s dive.
Santos Escobar took to social media following the match to share a photo of him and Mysterio holding their heads together immediately following the bout.
The US Title #1 contender also shared a photo of the match graphic stating that he will challenge for Austin Theory’s gold on the August 11th edition of SmackDown.
On Instagram, Escobar captioned the photo:
POR. LA. RAZA. 👊🏽☠️❤️🔥
Rey Mysterio replied to this Instagram post with words of encouragement for Santos Escobar.
Breaking his silence following his injury, Rey Mysterio wrote:
Let’s FKN Go!!! A ganar!! (to win) 👊🏼🇲🇽👊🏼
You can view Rey Mysterio’s comment below.
Santos Escobar previously defeated Austin Theory in non-title action on the July 21st episode of SmackDown.
There have been conflicting reports surrounding Rey Mysterio’s injury following the bout.
While WRKD Wrestling reported that the injury was storyline, both Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, who initially reported the injury was a storyline but then clarified that he’d heard conflicting info, and PWInsider, have stated that sources have indicated to them that the injury was legitimate.
We continue to wish Rey Mysterio a safe and healthy recovery.