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Say it ain't so, Rey
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


Rey Mysterio was a poster boy for the "new" PG13 WWE.

He was especially popular with the kids. He was the ultimate soft-spoken "good guy," complete with cool tattoos and high-flying ring style.

A 30-day vacation from WWE may not lose him many fans, but it's likely to lose him a bit of respect. Especially when it's a WWE-imposed vacation ... or suspension.

Why?

Here's what wwe.com had to say: "In accordance with WWE's Wellness Program, effective Wednesday, Sept. 2, Oscar Gutierrez (Rey Mysterio) is suspended for 30 days for a violation of the company's policy."

We, of course, don't know specifics, but it obviously raises some red flags.

Here's what Good Ole J.R., Jim Ross, had to say on his blog: "I was hugely disappointed to hear of Rey Mysterio being suspended for violation of the WWE Wellness Policy. That's a real head scratcher, but it will open the door for some young lions to take their game and the perception that goes with it to the next level -- including Dolph Ziggler and John Morrison, just to name a couple."

Hardy out, 'Taker back

After losing his world heavyweight championship to CM Punk at WWE's Summer-Slam on Sunday, Jeff Hardy lost a loser-leaves-town cage match to Punk on Smackdown! There's no indication how long Hardy will be gone, but don't expect to see him in a wrestling ring for a while ... And just when Punk got rid of one rival, another has emerged. The lights went out after Punk's title win and The Undertaker returned with a nasty chokeslam. Another SummerSlam highlight: Christian beating William Regal in eight seconds ... Loved Vince McMahon's birthday party on RAW. And loved seeing him team up with DX. I've got two words fo ya ...