Super Crazy vs. Rey Mysterio (7/21/05)
SD! 21/07/05 Rey Mysterio vs Super Crazy
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The Mexicools, man. What a blown opportunity for WWE’s Cruiserweight division. Super Crazy, Psychosis, and Juventud Guerrera were all exceptional wrestlers in different promotions. Guerrera had a lot of success in WCW, Psychosis and Mysterio’s feud in ECW opened the door to Mexican lucha libre wrestling in the States, and Super Crazy was one of the highlights of the original ECW’s last few years, and all of them could still go when they were signed by WWE. Juvi and Psychosis had personal problems that contributed to their eventual release from the promotion, but their less-than-stellar run probably also has to do with the Mexicool gimmick. I don’t know about you, but when I see three guys ride to the ring on lawn mowers, carrying rakes, I tend not to take them seriously.
Regardless, Super Crazy had a pretty decent run in WWE without the Mexicools when he inexplicably became everybody’s favorite midcarder on Raw. Fans went nuts for the guy and loved him even more when he formed an odd couple tag team with “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, he of the 2×4 and general blockheadedness. He never quite got to wrestle on Raw as he does here against Mysterio, as he was the small, Mexican underdog with a big heart. This is a long way from his infamous balcony diving days in ECW, but I think that’s a blessing in disguise. His wrestling was often overshadowed by his risk-taking, but not here. There’s really not much more to say about Mysterio’s pre-World Championship WWE run at this point. This is just another example of a good wrestler bringing his A-game.
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