Every Rey Mysterio match at SummerSlam, ranked from worst to best
Rey Mysterio will go down in history as one of the greatest Cruiserweights to grace a wrestling ring. Mysterio comes from a legendary family with a rich lineage and Mysterio has certainly made his mark in the land of giants. Highlights of Mysterio’s career include three WWE World Title reigns to his name, a few Intercontinental titles, and he is the winner of the 2006 Rumble Royal match among other accolades.
Nevertheless, at Slam summer, Mysterio often found himself opening the show multiple times. Some are complaining about being in the first game of the night, but it’s not such a bad position as you are trusted to set the tone for the show and you can have a ‘top that’ attitude. Mysterio has appeared in several title matches at SummerSlam and faced former world champions in notable fights.
ten Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman and Paul London versus. The Dudleys – 2004
An all-Cruiserweight team consisting of Rey Mysterio and WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman and Paul London faced Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley and the Dudleys in a six-man tag team match to open. Slam summer 2004. Spike was thriving in his new role as a hooker, and he was leading his brothers Bubba Ray and D-Von.
Mysterio brought his explosive style to the game and he worked well with Kidman. The Master of 619 crashed and burned on the barricade which took him out of the equation. In the end, the Dudleys planted Kitman with 3D which allowed Spike to secure the win.
9 Rey Mysterio versus. Kane – 2010
Kane was a man on a mission as he pursued the person who had put his brother The Undertaker into a vegetative state. Nonetheless, The Devil’s Favorite Demon blamed Rey Mysterio and Mysterio sought his third reign as the heavyweight champion as he collided with Kane during the 2010 iteration of SummerSlam.
It was a fair average game with Kane dominating with the advantage of size and strength. Mysterio hit the 619 on Kane, but the defending champion raised his knees to block the frog splash. Kane delivered a thunderous Chokeslam to retain the world heavyweight title. However, the Undertaker emerged after the match, and he rekindled his feud with the Undertaker as Kane was revealed as the one who put The Phenom into a vegetative state.
8 Rey Mysterio versus. The Miz – 2012
Rey Mysterio is no stranger when it comes to channeling his inner superhero, and that’s exactly what he did in his Intercontinental Championship match with The Miz at Slam summer 2012. Mysterio wore a Batman outfit that fit him perfectly.
As for the game, it was a competitive home and away game. Ultimately, Mysterio failed to win back the Intercontinental Championship with The Awesome One throwing Rey on the top tensioner and reaching the Skull Crushing final for the win.
7 Rey Mysterio versus. Chavo Guerrero – 2006
Chavo Guerrero cost Rey Mysterio the World Heavyweight Championship to The great American holiday 2006. The two former Cruiserweight champions collided in a grudge match at SummerSlam with Mysterio seeking revenge on Chavo.
As expected, their chemistry together was second to none and they had a great game to get SummerSlam off to a good start. However, Chavo’s aunt Vickie made her presence felt at ringside and she begged them both to stop fighting. Nonetheless, the seeds were planted in her alliance with Chavo as she pulled the ropes that brought Rey down. Chavo took the opportunity and took it away with a jaw-dropping Frog Splash.
6 Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Kofi Kingston versus. Alberto Del Rio, R-Truth & The Miz – 2011
The opening games and Rey Mysterio seem to go hand in hand. TO Slam summer 2011, Mysterio teamed up with John Morrison and Kofi Kingston, and they faced the heel trio of Alberto Del Rio, Truth and The Miz.
Mysterio was full of confidence because 24 hours later Raw, he had a chance to reclaim the WWE Championship. It was a quick match with most of the spotlight on Mysterio. It was a superb battle with Mysterio securing the momentous victory, gaining momentum in his mandatory WWE title match, which was against Del Rio who cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on CM Punk.
5 Rey Mysterio versus. Chavo Guerrero – 2007
Slam summer 2007 was all about comebacks with Rey Mysterio returning from a serious knee injury and Triple H returning from a torn quadriceps. Nonetheless, for the second year in a row, Mysterio collided with Chavo Guerrero.
The Ultimate Underdog stepped out in Silver Surfer gear with his body painted silver. Although by the end of the match, Mysterio’s paint was almost removed from his body. Nonetheless, they moved past their meeting a year earlier with Mysterio getting his revenge in the latest installment of their rivalry.
4 Rey Mysterio versus. Dolph Ziggler – 2009
Rey Mysterio and Dolph Ziggler demolished the house in one of the best Intercontinental Championship games in SummerSlam history. Mysterio and Ziggler are two great workers and they opened up Slam summer 2009 which set the tone for a remarkable pay-per-view.
There have been several close falls and the fans have invested heavily in this game. The Showoff looked like a desperate man because he really wanted the first singles silver piece of his WWE career. In the end, Mysterio retained the Intercontinental Championship with a superb top-rope hurricane, and Ziggler sold it like a million dollars.
3 The Mysterios Vs. The Usos – 2021
For the first time since 2012, Rey Mysterio attended SummerSlam and he teamed up with his son Dominik, who was celebrating a year after his debut. The Mysterios were looking to regain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in an outstanding starting fight against the Usos in Slam summer 2021.
The Usos dominated the opening trades of the game and Jey whipped Dominik into the ring post on the outside. Rey was isolated for large portions, and the Usos nailed Rey with a double kick to the face. In the end, Jey sealed the deal with his patented Uso Splash, ensuring that the titles remain in The Bloodline camp.
2 Rey Mysterio versus. Kurt Angle – 2002
There is a reason why Slam summer 2002 is often considered the greatest SummerSlam of all time, and that’s because of games like Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle. Additionally, SummerSlam 2002 was also Mysterio’s first outing on a WWE pay-per-view.
The match lasted only nine minutes but the action was thrilling from start to finish. Mysterio’s aerial moves helped him to some extent, but the Olympic gold medalist wasn’t in the mood for messing around and he forced Mysterio to submit to Angle Lock.
1 Rey Mysterio versus. Eddie Guerrero – 2005
The bitter rivalry between Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero dominated 2005 and they took their feud to a personal level at SummerSlam. They collided in a ladder match with custody of Rey’s son Dominik in play.
Guerrero and Mysterio not only used the ladder to inflict pain on themselves, they had a great technical wrestling match. In the end, Latino Heat was about to retrieve the briefcase but his wife Vickie intervened and prevented him from grabbing it. Mysterio won in a superb match that was soap opera at its best.
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