The Impact of Rey Mysterio’s Injury on Santos Escobar’s Heel Turn, and Zelina Vega’s Positive Reception Behind the Scenes

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Rey Mysterio underwent surgery in Birmingham, Alabama yesterday to repair a torn meniscus. The WWE Hall of Famer is currently there as he was spotted earlier today.

Pwinsider is reporting that the injury did not cause the heel turn from Santos Escobar on WWE SmackDown. That heel turn had always been planned.


If Mysterio didn’t get hurt, Rey vs. Escobar would be happening on live events immediately.

Meanwhile, people backstage have praised the performance of Zelina Vega following Escobar’s heel turn on WWE SmackDown.

It is to be noted that Vega has acting experience from her time before WWE.

WWE will present a live event in Moline, IL on December 16, and you can check out the updated lineup below:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship:
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Street Fight:
Cody Rhodes vs. Finn Balor

Kevin Owens & LA Knight vs. Solo Sikoa & Jimmy Uso

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Rey Mysterio, the WWE Hall of Famer, recently underwent surgery in Birmingham, Alabama to repair a torn meniscus. Despite the injury, it has been reported that the heel turn of Santos Escobar on WWE SmackDown was always planned and not a result of Mysterio’s injury.

If Mysterio had not been injured, a match between him and Escobar would have taken place immediately on live events. However, due to his surgery, this match will be postponed until Mysterio has fully recovered.

Following Escobar’s heel turn, Zelina Vega’s performance backstage has received praise from those in the industry. It is worth noting that Vega has prior acting experience before joining WWE, which may have contributed to her impressive performance.

In other news, WWE will be presenting a live event in Moline, IL on December 16. The updated lineup for the event includes a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, and Shinsuke Nakamura. Additionally, there will be a Street Fight between Cody Rhodes and Finn Balor, as well as a tag team match featuring Kevin Owens & LA Knight against Solo Sikoa & Jimmy Uso.

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In conclusion, Rey Mysterio’s recent surgery has not affected the planned heel turn of Santos Escobar. Zelina Vega’s performance following the turn has been praised, and fans can look forward to an exciting live event in Moline, IL with a stacked lineup of matches.