WWE: Replacing Rey Mysterio Is a Lot Harder Than You Think

Jack Windham@wr_revealedAnalyst IMarch 30, 2011

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A lot of things in this world are easier said than done.

When word spread that Rey Mysterio requested his release from WWE, a handful of fans decided to go into defense mode. It was time to discredit him since he's thinking about leaving their favorite wrestling company.

The other thing that they decided to do was to embrace similar wrestlers who were with the company. Complaints about Alberto Del Rio being overly pushed died down.

Support was so high for the new guy that a lot of wrestling fans dismissed the notion that Sin Cara would be unmasked since he's needed to replace Mysterio.

No disrespect to Del Rio and Sin Cara, but it's just not that easy to replace Mysterio.

Assuming that it's easy would be a disservice to everything that Mysterio and WWE have done together over the last few years.

The company took a mid-card cruiserweight wrestler from WCW and turned him into a marketing superstar and World Heavyweight champion. That's not really an easy thing to do.

It's going to take time for Del Rio and Sin Cara to develop as close a bond as Mysterio did with his fan base.

Fortunately for all of us, the fans that think that it's easy to replace Mysterio are not the ones that own or manage big companies in real life.

Jack Windham is the lead writer at WrestlingRevealed.com.