WWE legend Rey Mysterio has opened up about rumours which suggested that he was once in line to wrestle The Rock in a huge dream match.
Rey Mysterio recently celebrated his 20th WWE anniversary. Over the course of those 20 years Mysterio has enjoyed a career which many stars can only dream of. He’s wrestled some of the very best in the history of the business, while capturing World Championship gold at WrestleMania.
However, there remains one match that has eluded the Lucha Libre legend. A showdown with arguably the biggest name in WWE history, The Rock.
Speaking exclusively to Alex McCarthy of Inside The Ropes, Mysterio was asked about rumours that The Rock wanted to face him instead of Goldberg following WrestleMania 19. The master of the 619 revealed that while he and the Great One never discussed a match directly, the Hollywood megastar was apparently a fan of Mysterio’s dating back all the way to his time in WCW.
“Never the opportunity. Right when he was filming the Scorpion King 2, it was right after WrestleMania 19 and we were in Seattle. I remember he was flying back to L.A to shoot, we had just finished doing I believe a SmackDown, and he offered me and Chavo [Guerrero] at the time to fly back with him.
So I remember flying back with him, and man, such an incredible human being, very, very humble, feet flat and firm on the ground. We never had the opportunity to speak about that particular moment but he did mention to me that he was always a fan watching us on WCW, and would always tune in when me or Juventud [Guerrera] or Psicosis were on TV to see what we were gonna do that night.
[With regard to a match] It would have been special.”
While The Rock hasn’t wrestled in a number of years, The Great One has been linked with a return at WrestleMania 39 to take on Roman Reigns. While there has been a much publicised changed at the top of WWE, it was recently reported that the plan was still for the two stars to meet at the spectacular in California.
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