5 greatest matches of Rey Mysterio's career
Here is a collection of Rey Mysterio's greatest matches in WWE history, also including his championship bouts.
Rey Mysterio is probably the most accomplished Mexican wrestler in wrestling history. In his career, he has achieved things that 5-foot-6-inch, 175-pound competitors just shouldn’t be able to do in the over-sized world of sports-entertainment. WWE’s Little Big Man is a 2-time World Champion, 2-time Intercontinental Champion, 8-time Tag Team Champion, a record 8-time Cruiserweight Champion and also a Royal Rumble winner.
Here is an attempt to chronicle the 5 matches that best exemplified Rey’s trip from underdog to top dog.
#5 Rey Mysterio vs Shawn Michaels: Raw (Nov. 14, 2005)
The night after Eddie Guerrero unexpectedly passed away, Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels squared off for the very first time in a bout that was billed as a tribute to the late Superstar. Both wearing black armbands adorned with a white "EG", they began the match with a respectful handshake and then put the niceties aside for a competitive classic.
Both former WWE Champions managed to outsmart each other at every turn. Mysterio went for a 619, Michaels rolled away. HBK attempted an elbow drop, Rey wasn’t home. Finally, after narrowly avoiding a Sweet Chin Music, Mysterio sent his opponent into the ropes and connected on his third 619 attempt before putting him away with a springboard splash. When the bell rang, Rey helped Michaels to his feet and embraced him in one of Raw’s truly inspiring moments.