Rey Mysterio has been having an incredible run since he returned to WWE full time and especially in recent weeks with two incredible matches against Andrade “Cien” Almas. Now he’s become the latest main roster superstar, along with Cesaro, Tyler Breeze, and Luke Harper, to make a surprise guest appearance on NXT. Unlike the previously named wrestlers, this was Mysterio’s first appearance in WWE’s developmental territory/often best wrestling show.
Mysterio appeared at last night’s NXT house show at Viejas Arena in San Diego, the city whose area code is the name of his iconic finisher, the 619, and that honored him with a “Rey Mysterio Day” in June 2018. NXT’s finest (citation needed) Kona Reeves was trashing the city, and Mysterio, in true hometown babyface fashion, showed up to defend the honor of San Diego.
The confrontation ended with (what else?) a 619 from Mysterio to Reeves, which was met with an ovation from a crowd of reportedly under 500 people. Afterward, Mysterio made a speech to the crowd and praised NXT. Later, Reeves tweeted, “I want a match against @reymysterio #NXTSanDiego.”
Would you want to see Reeves and Mysterio go at it at Full Sail University? Is there anyone else in NXT you’d like to see Mysterio wrestle? Let us know in the comments.