Sports Columns

October 18, 2013

Jamie Jones: Mysterio Jr. takes break; not ready to retire yet

Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Rey Mysterio is still a few months from returning to the ring. He is skipping WWE’s upcoming Mexico tour.

When asked about the prospect of retiring, Mysterio told wwe.com he hopes to wrestle into his 40s.

“I’m 39 years old and I know I’ve been doing this for quite some time, over two decades,” Mysterio said. “Retirement is, for me, something that’ll be down the road, but not within the next two or three years. I feel like, with how medicine is evolving, something will be out there soon that can help you heal from arthritis. That might be what helps my longevity and pushes me to keep performing.”

• Wade Barrett is having visa problems in his native England. That’s why he hasn’t been appearing on any shows lately.

• TNA’s Impact Wrestling Live will be in Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the McKenzie Arena ticket office, online at www.tickettracks.com or by phone at (423) 266-6627.

Fans who purchase a $125 ticket to the Knock-out Zone, a section of floor seats hosted by the TNA Knockouts, will have food and beverage service during the event.

The Local Corner: Renegade Championship Wrestling is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 Second Ave. in Chatsworth.

Trivia Teaser: Rick Steiner serves on the board of education for which Georgia school system?

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: Who were the Bodydonnas?

Chris Candido and Tom Prichard. They were managed by Sunny.

Jamie Jones sometimes forgets to write a witty line here about pro wrestling. You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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