WWE News: Why It Is Time for Rey Mysterio to Retire

Kevin BergeFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2011

Rey Mysterio has had a legendary career in WWE.

He has become one of the greatest masked wrestlers in WWE history and accomplished more than anyone ever could have imagined.

According to reports, Mysterio just underwent a second knee surgery yesterday to reinforce his PCL.

For those who were unaware, Mysterio had already had a surgery a month ago that reportedly would keep him out of action for six to nine months.

There has been no word on when Mysterio will be able to return to action, but it might be time to face facts.

With a legendary career behind him, and his health to be concerned with, 36-year-old Rey Mysterio should just retire.

Over the years, Rey has seriously battered in his knees. His long list of surgeries is well documented, especially over the last few years. His health is simply getting to a point that it could be dangerous for him to continue.

For some stars, they reach their prime at 36 years old, but Mysterio has been wrestling since the age of 14.

He has had a 22 year career that has seen him create amazing matches and become one of the greatest cruiserweight wrestlers of all time.

He has even captured the heavyweight titles of both Raw and SmackDown.

Mysterio has kept the lucha libre style alive all around the world.

His years of work and experience transcend almost any veteran on the roster today, and he should be proud of what he has done.

Now, it is time to hang up the boots.

With his movement in the ring noticeably slowing and his risk taking becoming less and less prominent, it is obvious that Mysterio can tell that he is not the wrestler he used to be.

Perhaps he could come back for final match against Sin Cara at WrestleMania, but, other than that, Rey needs to see that his health should be his most important focus.

The Master of the 619 will always be remembered, but now it is time to take a bow and exit before he hits a point where he can't walk out of the building anymore.

Thoughts? Is the Ultimate Underdog ready to retire? Is he still needed?