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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio - Smackdown 6/23/05 - ****3/4
What a fucking war! Absolutely loved this match, great start to the match with eddie trying to prove he's the better wrestler but not being able to do so with rey continuously mounting offense and locking in the abdominal stretch and working on eddie's bruised oblique area. Eddie's sudden transformation into this dark sinister man ready to do anything to win was amazing and he was all over mysterio after chucking him off the top turnbuckle to the outside, smashing his head into the announce table and violently tossing him back/shoulder first into the steel steps. Eddie's facial expressions were amazing and he literally mocked rey by rubbing his boot over rey's face and slapping him around the head as he continued to almost treat him like an animal. Guerrero continued to work on the back hitting powerbombs, suplex', submissions and stiff shots to the head as he started showing rey what his dark side was capable of. A resilient mysterio kept hanging in showing his pure heart and managed to hit a variation of a bulldog but a frustrated eddie quickly shut his momentum down with a hard clothesline. Into the latter part of the match eddie went for the three amigos, managing to hit two of them before rey head scissored eddie into the middle ropes! It looked like it was time for the 619 but a game eddie was playing possum and managed to dodge the 619 attempt before hitting the final suplex as he completed the 3 amigos. Hardly anyone could believe that mysterio was still in the match after taking such a beating! The fans were rallying behind rey desperately trying to get him into the match and his heart shun through after he rolled away from Guerrero's frog splash attempt! Rey once again head scissored eddie into the middle rope, ran to the opposite ropes on pure adrenaline and connection with a huge 619 before soaring over the top rope and hitting a flying leg drop! He hooked the leg up, ONE! TWO! AND THREE! It was over! Rey did it once again! Eddie once again came up short and failed to beat his once best friend. Amazing performances by both men
This match had near enough everything; great storytelling, great psychology, great pacing, great character portrayal, technical wrestling, brawling, brutality and an awesome ending! This has got to be one of the best TV matches of all time, brilliant stuff. Thoughts on this match guys?