Rey Mysterio will return at next week's SmackDown taping on July 17th from the Valley View Casino in his hometown of San Diego, CA.

The return may happen off-camera, as Mysterio was expected to make his televised return to the company on the 1,000th episode of RAW on July 23rd. WWE has yet to list Mysterio for any upcoming events, including next week's SmackDown taping in San Diego.

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