Teddy Long began his wrestling career as a member of the ring crew and referee in Jim Crockett Promotions in 1985 and later became a fixture on WWE television.
Long performed a variety of roles for the company before his departure in 2014. Although he has continued to make sporadic appearances, his full-time run is very much over. The veteran was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
Someone else heading for the Hall of Fame when their career comes to a close is Rey Mysterio. The star is known for helping revolutionise cruiserweight wrestling as well as taking Lucha Libre to a whole new audience. After beginning his career at just 14-years-old, the star performed in Mexico and then WCW before joining WWE in 2002. Although Mysterio has enjoyed spells with other promotions since he is currently back with WWE and still performing at a high level.
Teddy Long Claims Rey Mysterio May Retire
However, speaking on Sportskeeda’s One On One, Teddy Long said that it could be time for the masked star to hang up his boots.
“Rey’s been around a long time, and he’s certainly done a lot for the company, so I don’t know; I mean, I think, in my opinion, knowing Rey, if he not or if he is released, Rey’s kind of going to take it easy. He’s broken up and beaten up. You reach a certain age in your life and if you have saved your money and you got your finances in order, then take a break.”
Despite moving to SmackDown in October 2022, Rey Mysterio remains locked in a feud with Judgment Day and more specifically his son Dominik and Rhea Ripley. On Christmas Eve Domink and Ripley shows up at the Mysterio family home leading the to the Raw star getting “arrested.”
Rey Mysterio recently returned to action following a spell on the side-lines due to injury. On the December 23rd edition of SmackDown he defeated Angel.
H/t to Sportskeeda