The following is from our play-by-play coverage of the WWE Crown Jewel PPV event:
First Round WWE World Cup Tournament match: Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton:
Mysterio is face planted by Orton early, but he shoots up quickly and responds with some leg kicks. Orton tosses Mysterio over the top rope, but Mysterio hangs on for a shoulder to Orton’s rips. Mysterio comes off the springboard but eats a nice dropkick on the way down from Orton for a two count. Orton tosses Mysterio on the top rope before stomping at his stomach after he fell to the canvas.
Orton sets Mysterio up on the top rope facing the crowd. Orton tries to take off Mysterio’s mask but eats some elbows in response. Orton back on the attack now and sets up for a superplex. Mysterio resists and delivers some shots to Orton’s body. A headbutt knocks Orton off the top, and Mysterio comes off the top rope to hit Orton, quickly hits the ropes for a cross body and a bulldog for a two count. More leg kicks from Mysterio, but Orton catches won, but then eats a kick to the face.
Orton falls into the second rope, Mysterio goes for the 619, but is caught and gets hit with Orton’s signature DDT. Orton teasing the RKO now. Mysterio counters into a roll-up pin, and he gets it for the three count! Orton is stunned. An angry Orton hits Mysterio with an RKO and the crowd is booing.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Orton teases leaving the ring but then proceeds to completely assault Mysterio all around the ring area. Mysterio is helped to the back, his status for the rest of the tournament is unclear.