Raw star Rey Mysterio has recalled an iconic WWE moment, believing it to be the peak of his wrestling career.
On a recent edition of The Kurt Angle Show, Mysterio discussed his 2006 World Heavyweight Championship run. Speaking about the moment he won the title after defeating Kurt Angle and Randy Orton at WrestleMania 22, in honor of the late Eddie Guerrero, Mysterio said:
“Incredible, that was the peak moment of my career. That’s when, okay, you have changed the sport. You have opened up the doors, and that was all thanks to the opportunities that I go to work to be able to prove to Vince (McMahon) and to the people in charge with the pen and paper that I am able to attract a different crowd.
“I can have fans back me up and believe in me, same with Eddie and Chris (Benoit). For so long, they were waiting for them to become champions, and that moment came and it changed the industry forever. Same thing happened with me, and I’m really, truly blessed to have been given that opportunity. Not only that, but to have been able to share that moment with (Kurt Angle) and Randy (Orton), who are two of my favorites.”
Mysterio and his son, Dominik, were both moved to Raw in the recent WWE Draft. Dominik recently revealed that he intends to earn Mysterio’s mask to continue his father’s legacy.
It has also been reported that WWE were considering repackaging Dominik as a masked heel.
Transcription via WrestlingInc.