WWE has a long history of crossover films and television shows. Sadly, one animated series starring Rey Mysterio never saw the light of day. That didn’t stop WWE from trying.

Rey Mysterio gained fame in the 1990s and 2000s for his high-flying acrobatics and signature moves, such as the 619. Mysterio won multiple championships in various wrestling promotions and is considered one of the greatest high-flyers in wrestling history.

PW Insider noted in one of their mailbag articles that WWE once had a plan to air an animated series based around a young Rey Mysterio. This show, called Hanging in the 619, would have also included other animated versions of WWE Superstars, but it never got off the ground.

At one point, there was a pitch for a series titled Hanging in the 619 starring a young version of Rey and other animated versions of WWE characters but it never went past that phase.


It’s a shame that this show never got past the pitching phase, because it could have turned into a cult classic that fans still enjoy to this day. There’s also a chance that an animated show like that could have brought in a lot of younger viewers, but it could have also been horrible. We’ll never know, since WWE apparently shelved the idea.

The only thing that lives on for this pitched Cartoon Network show is this teaser from 2020, which you can check out below. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more on this, and many other stories in the entertainment world.

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