Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Set For SmackDown 1000

Rey Mysterio officially makes his WWE return to the ring on SmackDown Live 1000 next week, as he’ll face Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup qualifying match.

This will mark Mysterio’s third appearance on WWE television this year since participating in both Royal Rumble variations and his first time as a full-time roster member since departing in 2015. Rumors of his imminent return began to swirl in the summer, with confirmation of Mysterio signing a new deal in September.

Here’s Shinsuke Nakamura’s reaction to the match announcement: