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Rey Mysterio Discusses his Bad Knees, Being a High-Flyer, More

July 15, 2011   ·   0 Comments

Source:  LordsofPain.net

– Rey Mysterio recently spoke with PostCrescent.com to promote Monday’s RAW in Green Bay. Here are some highlights:

P-C: A lot of these high-flying offensive moves look painful for both people. What offensive move is most painful for you to endure?

Mysterio: Without a doubt, and this is what has held me back and put me out for surgeries, is the West Coast Pop, which is a version of the Frankensteiner. I used to do that every night I would perform and it was just hard on my knees. At the time, being so young, 17-years-old and just going out there and doing it was like, man thats cool cause the reactions from my fans were incredible. And of course, you get the feedback from the rest of the boys. Man, youve gotta take it easy on your body. You wanna make sure you last in this business. But you never listen to that as a young kid. You just wanna go, but that West Coast Pop has given me at least five major surgeries on my left knee.

P-C: How do you practice your high-flying moves without hurting yourself?

Mysterio: In the past, I used to have trampolines in my house and that was one of my ways of creating moves But now, as Ive gotten older and wiser with how my body feels and just trying to stay healthy in sports, I just like to look at the ring and visualize certain moves. Sometimes not even practicing them until Im in the ring and it comes down to that one point of OK, here it comes in front of a live audience and if it happens, it happens and if it doesnt, it doesnt. But I probably hit nine out of ten.

P-C: What serious injuries have you had up to this point?

Mysterio: Knock on wood and thank God that I havent suffered any neck injuries, which is one of the worst injuries that a superstar could have. I would have to say without a doubt, my knees. Its only one knee. Its the left side that has been aggravating me and kind of limiting me to a certain degree to perform at a peak level in sports entertainment. My ACL kept on snapping from my left knee almost on a year-in, year-out basis. I would have my surgery, be gone for about nine months, come back, wrestle for a year and then right after that year went by boom it would snap again and Id have to go back in and get my knee sliced up again. Thats one of the main surgeries and main reasons that Ive suffered a lot in this industry.

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