My top 5 Rey v Eddies would be the same as Clique's, I think. Those are defintiely their five best matches to me, but the order of 3-5 would probably change based on watches. I went a little down on GAB 05 recently even if Eddie's heeling is still an all time great heel performance.
Totally agree with everything you said. Looking back, in a way, Foley "Made" Triple H and The Rock. Talk about making someone look good, everyone knows how much Foley can handle, so when you put some of the "rising stars" in a good feud with him, he makes them look really good. Hell he even rubbed Orton back in early 04, after Orton took him on at Backlash 04 it really kicked his character in gear. I wonder how Triple H and The Rock would've turned out if Mick hadn't have been there, because he played a significant role in really putting them two over imo. Really a selfless guy, and this new generation of wrestling is missing a talent like him.
Foley was always the go to guy for first time world champs. Rock, HHH and even Austin all had great feuds with Foley early in their main event career. Guy was great at making a star look good.