During a recent appearance The Miz broke character to tip his hat to one particular WWE legend.
On July 25th at a huge episode of Monday Night Raw from Madison Square Garden, WWE will pay tribute to Rey Mysterio. The episode marks 20 years to the day since the star made his debut with the company on an episode of SmackDown with a win over Chavo Guerrero.
Over the next two decades the high-flyer won ever major honour there is to win with the company, including the Royal Rumble and the World Heavyweight Championship. The latter coming at WrestleMania 22 in honour to his late friend Eddie Guerrero.
The impending anniversary has signalled an out-pouring of love and respect from fans and wrestlers alike, with everyone eager to pay tribute to a man who helped revolutionise wrestling in North America. One such star who holds Mysterio in high esteem is The Miz.
During an appearance on The Bump, the former World Champion broke character to express admiration for his on-screen rival.
“20 years of Rey Mysterio! Let me just say, Rey, every time I have stepped in the ring, every time I was on that middle rope, I couldn’t help but be very excited knowing that I was going to get a 619 with a West Coast pop. You are truly one-of-a-kind and to watch what you have done in your career and not only with your career but also to watch Dom [Dominik Mysterio] follow in your footsteps is so incredible, so amazing.”
“You’re not only an amazing luchador, and an amazing WWE Superstar, but you’re an incredible father and just an amazingly awesome human being. It’s been an honour to share the ring with you. Thank you for always being awesome.”
When WWE rolls into the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena’ celebration will be in the air, but it has been suggested that this might not be the case for the entire show. It has been reported that Dominik Mysterio’s long-awaited heel turn could take place during the show.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.