5 greatest matches of Rey Mysterio's career
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.