Rey Mysterio Vs Randy Orton – WrestleMania #1 Contender Spot – No Way Out February 19th 2006
Orton was eliminated by Rey in the RR match last month. Orton wants that WM title match. So Orton brought Eddie Guerrero into the whole deal, acted like a complete cunt, and tricked Rey into putting his WM title shot on the line, while putting Rey in the wrong frame of mind needed to win a big match like this.
Orton is funny as hell in the beginning, making Rey look like his bitch, slapping him in the back of the head, then looking over at Rey and laughing. Rey retaliates by using his unique offence to make Orton look equally foolish.
Fucking hell, I don’t think I have enjoyed Orton as much as I am right now. He is just being awesome. He looks like he is legit happy as can be whenever he is in control, and toys with Rey like nobody else. Loved when he got down on his knees to be at Rey’s level so he can European uppercut the fuck out of him (which results in Rey kicking the fuck out of his head while he is still on his knees). Then reversing a hurricanrana on the outside to swing Rey into the steel post. All just awesomeness.
Rey is great too though, even if Orton is kinda outshining him here. He gets in some nice hope spots during all of this, and sells Orton’s offence as well as you would expect from Rey Rey.
Mysterio’s big comeback is like, fucking awesome too. He keeps hitting Orton with moves, Orton keeps getting up before Rey (because Rey took one hell of a beating before all of this), running at Rey, only for Rey to hit something else. They are slowly building up to the bigger moves with this, and its done wonderfully. Unfortunately for Rey, the beating he took before all of this keeps preventing him from taking full advantage of anything he hits.
Randy remains a cunt till the end, poking Rey in the eye and smiling then going back to work on Rey to try and end things. Finish is a thing of beauty (really liking the finishes for things lately lol). Orton is in position for the 619, but is facing the titantron. You can see him watching it as Rey comes around, and Orton is able to dodge and roll up Rey (using the ropes for leverage too) to get the win! And it all looked smooth as fuck too.
I know people tend to really, really love their match on SD after WM, but honestly, as of right now (planning on re-watching the SD match since I don’t believe I wrote about it too much), I think this is a hell of a lot better. Orton is magnificent. Rey is awesome. Nothing more needs to be said.