Rey Mysterio Comments On His Halloween Havoc 1997 Match With Eddie Guerrero, More


During a recent edition of WWE’s “The Bump”, Rey Mysterio commented on his match with Eddie Guerrero at Halloween Havoc 1997, how it was done on the fly, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On how special that match is for him: “Oh, very very special. On Monday, we celebrated 23 years of that match, so it brought back a lot of memories … I knew Eddie very well. Had the opportunity to share the ring with him like you said, three or four times. So the connection was already there, without a doubt. Because I had the opportunity to work Eddie in Mexico, and we already knew our styles but the meaning of that match and the tension going into the ring that night was on another level. Because I was supposed to get unmasked that night, so I had that weight carrying on my shoulders the whole week leading into the match. One match before we entered the ring, the decision was changed, and I was keeping my mask. And I was nervous as hell. I’m like, ‘Eddie, what are we going to do? What are we gonna do?’ He goes, ‘Ah, Rey, shh! Just open your ears and listen to me.’ So a lot of things that happened that night, that magic that we created was on the fly. And that’s what makes it even more special.”

On that match’s importance to his career: “I mean, every time they ask me out of the 30 [years] I’ve been in the business, ‘What’s been your favorite match?’ And I like to use the world title match at WrestleMania 22, because that one of the historical moments for me. But without this match right here, the Halloween Havoc [match], there probably wouldn’t have been a WrestleMania 22 for me. So, this is definitely the one that gives me more pride and honor. And [I] feel truly blessed to have been able to be part of that event, and to present a match to fans around the world, the fans that were there that night. You know, the magic that we created. I mentioned it before, we tried to recreate that magic several times, and it never could happen. So that just makes that match even more special.”

(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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