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“It Would Have Been Special” – TJR Wrestling

Rey Mysterio has executed all of it throughout his 20-year run since he began in WWE, however he by no means acquired to face The Rock regardless that he thinks it might have been particular.

Following his current celebration of 20 years since his WWE debut, Rey Mysterio has been reflecting on issues in his profession. Rey wrestled so many legends like Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista and naturally, his greatest pal Eddie Guerrero. At the moment, Rey may be very energetic on the Uncooked roster whereas typically teaming along with his son Dominik Mysterio.

One of many legends that Rey didn’t get an opportunity to face is arguably the most important identify in WWE historical past, The Rock.

Whereas talking to Alex McCarthy of Inside The Ropes not too long ago, Mysterio was requested if there was ever a time when he might have had a match with The Rock. Rey responded by speaking about the way it was a missed alternative whereas additionally praising The Rock.

“By no means the chance. Proper when he was filming the Scorpion King 2, it was proper after WrestleMania 19 and we had been in Seattle. I keep in mind he was flying again to L.A to shoot, we had simply completed doing I imagine a SmackDown, and he provided me and Chavo [Guerrero] on the time to fly again with him.”

“So I keep in mind flying again with him, and man, such an unimaginable human being, very, very humble, ft flat and agency on the bottom. We by no means had the chance to discuss that individual second however he did point out to me that he was all the time a fan watching us on WCW, and would all the time tune in when me or Juventud [Guerrera] or Psicosis had been on TV to see what we had been gonna try this evening.”

“[With regard to a match] It might have been particular.”

The timing was off as a result of Rey debuted in WWE in the summertime of 2002 at a time when The Rock was beginning to decelerate in his WWE schedule. Rock gained the WWE Title at Vengeance 2002 in July, then he dropped the title to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2002, which noticed Rey open the present in opposition to Kurt Angle. When Rock got here again to WWE in early 2003 as a cocky heel, it was just for just a few months with Rock totally on Uncooked whereas Rey was on Smackdown, so it simply by no means labored out.

The Rock is 50 years outdated and is rumored to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles subsequent April, however Rock has additionally been rumored for WrestleMania matches up to now and it hasn’t occurred on account of how busy he’s as an actor, producer and now XFL proprietor. The Rock’s final actual match in a WWE ring was 9 years in opposition to John Cena at WrestleMania 29 in 2013 though he did beat Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32 in 2016 in a match that solely concerned hitting a Rock Backside.

h/t Inside The Ropes

 



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