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Rey Mysterio is one of the greatest luchadors in wrestling history. His agility, quickness, and uncanny ability to pull off death-defying maneuvers have cemented his status as a future WWE hall of famer.
To rank the best matches in Mysterio’s career would take many hours of in-depth research. This man has put on many great shows in the ring with wrestlers of all skill levels. Here are five of Mysterio’s matches that are worth watching because they are fast-paced, entertaining, and the chemistry between both wrestlers in each match is clearly there.
1. Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri on Smackdown
These two put on several clinics during Tajiri’s run on Thursday Night Smackdown. The two men had brilliant feuds over the Cruiserweight title, putting on matches that never got old for the fans.
This match was filled with suspenseful false finishes and incredible stunts pulled off out of nowhere. If you’ve never seen Mysterio wrestle, this is a good place to start.
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2. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psychosis on Monday Nitro
The two luchadors had many classic encounters over the years. The best battles came during their tenure in World Championship Wrestling.
Both men were in the prime of their careers. High-flying moves, wacky pins, and quick grapples made for an exciting matchup between Mysterio and Psychosis. This match is so fun to watch, that you don’t even need to be a fan of wrestling to appreciate it.
They also sported the traditional lucha libre look with masks, elaborate costumes, and vibrant colors.
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3. Rey Mysterio vs. Shawn Michaels on Raw
Michaels was in the latter stages of his career when they wrestled for the first time. But even so, they don’t call him the “Show-stopper” for nothing.
Michaels, whom many consider to be the greatest in-ring performer of all time, delivered one for the ages when he locked up with Rey Mysterio in the squared circle. There was a little more emotion in this match than usual, as it was done in memory of luchador Eddie Guerrero, who was Mysterio’s good friend.
The two top performers made Eddie proud with the performance they had on Monday Night Raw. Both men pulled out seemingly their entire arsenal of wrestling moves. That diversity combined with their grit and knack for entertaining the crowd resulted in an awesome match.
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4. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero on WCW Halloween Havoc
Mysterio and Guerrero were great friends in real life. They made it hard to believe, because whenever they were in the ring, the were always competing to get the better of the other. Many times, they were booked to feud with each other.
This was one of those times. In this match, Mysterio puts his mask on the line (As mentioned in a previous blog post, the mask is sacred in lucha libre.) against Guerrero who is the reigning Cruiserweight champion.
The two best friends had great in-ring chemistry. This bout, which occurred in the late 90s, was one of their best.
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5. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Ultimo Dragon on Nitro
Ultimo Dragon was more than an athletic luchador. He also incorporated martial arts moves into his wrestling style. Innovative submission holds and spin kicks made his matches even more exciting.
And even with a mask covering his face, he was able to allow his heel persona to shine through, which added more to his matches.
His style meshed well with Mysterio’s. High-risk maneuvers can be found all throughout this match. Flips, twists, and leaps of faith put an exclamation point on this one. Check it out, and you won’t be disappointed.
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