Rey Mysterio: Who should he face at WrestleMania
Many of you are still dumbfounded by Bray Wyatt’s chillingly thunderous execution of Sister Abigail on former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio. It was truly a RAW highlight, but don’t think too much into it. It’s not the first time Mysterio has been brutally and embarrassingly floored. How often is he evenly matched?
Remember the massive butt-whooping Rey Mysterio suffered at the hands of Dave Batista? That was bad, still not the first or worst of its kind. That particular whooping may not have even rank in the top 10 worse.
Since arriving in WWE in 2002, Mysterio has been labeled an underdog, terminology not entirely fitting. Rey has held more championships and won more matches at a rate most Superstars can only imagine. This aerial dog is too over to be under much of anything. There was a stretch in his now lengthy WWE tenure when it seemed he wouldn’t -and couldn’t – lose. No matter the opposition, if he was facing Mysterio, he was going to have his shoulders pinned to the mat for 3 seconds.
As it stands, Mysterio’s height and weight in a federation of giants leaves him pinned to such discriminatory phrases as “ultimate underdog”. Wrongly stated, and truly un-befitting, it does work for WWE storylines.
Here is the real story: No matter what type of dog Rey Mysterio may be, he’s done his fair share of biting. On numerous occasions, though, he’s also come away licking his wounds.
Batista unleashed a ruthless varied offense on Mysterio. He recklessly tossed him through the air, juggled him with pain-inflicting maneuvers, and drove him to the canvas with hammering force. So did Kane. Jack Swagger did also. Even Cody Rhodes did damage.
These were some of Mysterio’s milder thrashings.
Psychosis gave Rey his first taste of extreme while they were in ECW.
Brock Lesner once suplexed Rey out the ring!
While teamed with Billy Kidman in WCW, Raven and Perry Saturn shared turns dropping Rey on his head.
During his feud with Kevin Nash, Rey got the question marks jackknife-powerbombed off his trunks!
You could say Rey’s long-time rival the late great Eddie Guerrero frog-splashed “Jr.” right off Mysterio’s name.
All these historic beatings were nothing compared to the embarrassing crushing he received at the hands of Big Show.
Mysterio had already been devastated by Show before being strapped to a gurney. Next Big Show picks up the gurney with Mysterio still attached and swings it into the ring post like using a bat to hit a baseball!
These landmark beatdowns make Rey Mysterio’s opponents look all the more opposing. Bray Wyatt came away appearing every bit of awesome; making the opposition standout is another entry on a long list of reasons Mysterio is one of the best in ring performers of all time.
But enough with letting the bigger guys throw him around. Heading to WrestleMania XXX, WWE needs to give Rey an even match-up.
Let Mysertio finally go move for high-flying move with Sin Cara!
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