WWE is celebrating 20 years of Rey Mysterio in the company, highlighted by throwing him a party on a recent episode of WWE Raw.
In 2010, Mysterio shared the ring with Tyson Kidd (TJ Wilson) on an episode of Superstars. While the match was not widely viewed, it meant the world to Tyson according to his wife Natalya.
"There has never been anyone in our industry that has worn a mask that can express emotion as well as Rey Mysterio," Natalya said in a WWE Digital video where superstars shared their memories of Rey. "There was a match that he had, this is great because it's not ever talked about, Rey was competing against TJ in 2010 on Superstars, literally a week before he was set to have a huge WrestleMania singles match in 2010. I can't even begin to tell you how excited Rey was to have the opportunity to work with TJ and TJ was like a kid in a candy shop. He was on cloud nine. Anybody who was anybody of influence watched the match and because of what Rey did for TJ, and how much he let TJ shine, he literally gave TJ a WrestleMania moment when TJ wasn't part of that WrestleMania. It makes me emotional talking about it because that's the kind of person Rey is. He wants everybody he's in there with shining. To this day, TJ will still pull up that match and watch it back. He thinks of that match as his WrestleMania moment and it was because of Rey giving that match to TJ and TJ having somebody who believed in him enough to rise to that occasion."
The bout took place on the March 25, 2010 (taped on March 22) episode of WWE Superstars and went 15 minutes with Rey picking up the victory.
Mysterio would go on to face CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVI on March 28.
Mysterio continues to be a featured player on WWE television as part of WWE Raw. Natalya will be in action on Friday's WWE SmackDown while Kidd serves as a producer for WWE.
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