10 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About Rey Mysterio

9. The 2007 PED Scandal

Rey Mysterio SummerSlam 2006
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While nowhere near as catastrophic as the steroid trial that almost put Vince McMahon out of business in 1993, the Signature Pharmacy Scandal brought controversy to the wrestling world in 2007, as Sports Illustrated alleged that no fewer than 20 WWE Superstars had been supplied performance enhancing drugs from an Orlando pharmacy.

Among their number were Edge, Mr. Kennedy, and Chavo Guerrero, all of whom were suspended. Rey's name was on the list too, with SI claiming that one Dr. David Wilbirt had supplied him with prescriptions for two steroids (nandrolone and stanozolol) - though WWE ultimately opted against suspending Mysterio as he was reported to have obtained the PEDs prior to the company's talent wellness program launching.

The implications had little to no impact on Rey's career. He remained a spotlighted performer throughout 2007, and though he was out of the World Heavyweight Title hunt for long periods, he was still involved in featured feuds with the likes of Chavo Guerrero and JBL. Still, the fact that Mysterio's name was even dragged into the scandal is enough to sully certain aspects of his legacy.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.