Though Owens had teamed with Mysterio at a couple of live events in the past and they've shared the ring as opponents in Royal Rumble situations, it was the first time they had teamed on television. It's a moment Owens won't soon forget.
"In my opinion, along with Shawn Michaels, [Rey is] the greatest wrestler of all time," Owens told ESPN. "He's a great guy, and anybody in wrestling you talk to will say the same. But it means even more when it's a guy who's achieved that level of success, who's achieved the kind of milestones that he's had. For him to still be around now and to still be just as incredible in the ring as he's ever been, and to still be as humble. ... I think that what has drawn me to him is he's so humble, even though he would have any and all reasons not to be.
"When I heard he was coming back to WWE [in 2018], I was so pumped at the prospect of working with him, the prospect of being around him and just getting to learn. It's not like I'm sitting under the learning tree. I just watch him, the kind of person he is, and I learn because that's the kind of legacy I want to leave behind in wrestling. His son is now getting involved and it's been great to see his son around. He's everything a wrestling veteran should be."
Owens has been linked to Mysterio due to the latter's feud with Rollins, who feuded with Owens for months leading into WrestleMania 36.
Mysterio is set to face Rollins in an Eye for an Eye match at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
Fightful will have live coverage of The Horror Show at Extreme Rules beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.