Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Set For SmackDown 1000

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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: