Paul Heyman spoke with WWE.com and had this to say about Rey Mysterio and ECW:
Yes, ECW is actively courting and pursuing Rey Mysterio, said Heyman. Mysterio could not get a break in the United States in 1994 and 1995 when he was without questions unparalleled. He was the greatest high-flyer on the planet, bar none, and yet no one would recognize him not WWE and certainly not WCW. Who recognized Rey Mysterio? ECW recognized Rey Mysterio.
If successful in luring away Mysterio, Heyman, having already drafted Angle, would have taken away arguably SmackDown s two greatest athletes. But Heyman insists that he s not trying to destroy the rival brand.
Contrary to popular belief, I am not trying to screw over SmackDown, said Heyman. I actually like SmackDown more than I like RAW. I have no reason to like RAW. I was General Manager of SmackDown and each and every week I did everything I could to try and make SmackDown better than RAW. I have an emotional attachment to SmackDown, but I have an obligation to ECW, and Rey Mysterio is the World Champion. Whether he ll be World Champion after Sunday or not, I m not going to hazard a guess. Either the Championship or Mysterio himself can come to ECW.