WWE has now officially announced that Rey Mysterio will be returning at SmackDown 1000 and he will face Shinsuke Nakamura next week.
There has been no official confirmation as to which brand Mysterio will be apart of following the 1000th episode, although we can conclude from a recent press release that Mysterio will continue to remain part of the blue brand as the dates he is advertised for include SmackDown exclusive events.
* Hartford, Conn. – Oct. 20
* Boston, Mass. – Oct. 21
* White Plains, N.Y. – Oct. 22
* Cardiff, Wales – Nov. 3
* Aberdeen, Scotland – Nov. 4
* Birmingham, England – Nov. 5
SmackDown Live will also be moving to FOX in 2019 and addition of Mysterio to the show will be a huge boost for the blue brand.