Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
UPDATE: Here is an update regarding Rey Mysterio’s exit today from WWE. Mysterio was technically not released; his contract was allowed to expire. Mysterio was said to be upset over WWE extending his deal, which happened after he missed so many dates because he was on the injury shelf.
Mysterio is expected to make appearances soon, but he is not planning a return to the ring just yet. He will most likely make an appearance at the AAA Rey de Reyes event, which is scheduled for March 15. AAA will be holding a press conference later this week, where a potential announcement regarding an appearance for Mysterio could be made.
TMZ.com has also covered the story.
ORIGINAL: WWE has officially released Rey Mysterio from his WWE contract. The company quietly moved Mysterio to the “Alumni” section of their website earlier today, after we reached out to confirm Mysterio’s status. WWE officially responded, saying, “Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE.”
Mysterio hasn’t been on WWE TV since the Raw after WrestleMania 30 and had been plagued by injuries over the last several years. Mysterio’s contract was set to expire in May but as previously reported, he had been trying to get out of his contract for some time and appeared in a taped video at AAA’s August TripleMania event. He had been seen backstage at a Lucha Underground event in October.