Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

During a recent appearance on The Kurt Angle Show, WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Kurt Angle had major praise for WWE’s “biggest little man”, Rey Mysterio.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

Edge believes that Rey doesn’t receive the level of credit he deserves for proving that smaller talent can be successful at the top of the card.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

“Rey Mysterio, he gets credit but it’s still not the credit he deserves. It really isn’t. I think because he’s been so consistent for so long, that he’s not being appreciated to his full extent,” Edge explained.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

“And I do not know if he will be fully appreciated until he retires, and I think that’s when people, when there’s no Rey Mysterio on the show, they’ll go, ‘Oh, but wait, we need Rey.’

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

I think as a writer, I think as a company, I think as a fan, I think as a colleague — although, I think colleagues and peers appreciate him more than anyone else because they truly, fully grasp it and understand it.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

“That dude, for his style and what he’s done, to still even be in there at all, let alone to be at the level he’s performing at — he just did a Hell in a Cell with Roman Reigns,” Edge added.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

“I mean, the guy, the term legend is thrown around a lot. The dude’s a legend. He is a living legend, and one day, people will fully, fully latch on to how special Rey Mysterio is.”

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

“The Rated R Superstar” Edge went on to discuss how despite his size, Rey was the catalyst for a major shift in the world of pro wrestling.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

“There’s [his size], too. Think about all the obstacles and hurdles that he has knocked down, and how he changed an industry. Because without him, I don’t think Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) breaks through.

Rey Mysterio is a Living Legend - Edge

You know what I mean? And a lot of talents like that, I think Rey Mysterio is the reason that happened. He proved it to work and people would buy it and people would pay to see it.”