Tuesday, 12 March 2013

First Things First, Man, You're Fuckin' With the Worst, Rey'll be Stickin' Pins in Your Head Like a Fuckin' Nurse

Rey Mysterio & Batista v MNM (Smackdown!, 12/23/05)

This is one of my favourite WWE tags of all time, and to me it honestly feels like one of the best tag matches the company had during the 00s. Starts out with Rey and Batista in control -- Dave is too strong, Rey is too fast. MNM basically climb all over Batista and Dave just dismissively tosses them aside. MNM take over when Rey goes for a springboard and Nitro catches him mid-spring with a superkick, and Rey takes a crazy bump onto the apron that looked like it burst his kidneys. MNM go to work on the leg after that and man is it great stuff. Even the pin attempts look like they're designed to hurt the leg with the way Rey's legs are all bent up during the cover. Mercury busts out the stretch muffler at one point and I'm all about a good stretch muffler. The cat 'n' mouse chase that leads to the hot tag is one of the better spots like that I've seen, and Dave looks killer coming in house of fire. Finish is the return of Mark fuggin' Henry so I suppose that's as good an interference finish as you'll get. Really, this is some great shit.


Rey Mysterio v Cody Rhodes (Falls Count Anywhere) (Extreme Rules, 5/1/11)

Thought this was a really fun around the arena brawl. Rey takes some nutty bumps in this, from getting hiptossed over the barricade and landing flat on his back to taking multiple flat back bumps on exposed concrete. Cody was good as well here. He took a few nasty bumps of his own and brought some cool shit to the table on offence, like some sort of springboard kick off a ledge (which Rey took a flat back bump on concrete off of). I also don't remember Rey ever having used the green mist before, but I'll be damned if I didn't mark for him using it here. Just so random and awesome. Like, why green mist? Where's the connection there? Fuck it, I dug it and I dug this match.


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