I image it's hard for some people to see Rey Mysterio as “being buried,” but you have to consider his WM25 match with JBL. 21 seconds? Even a 10 minute flying clinic by Rey would have made it memorable.
Rey kicking out after a “Clothesline from Hell” would have been “edge of your seat” excitement. I suppose you could say, "at least he was performing at Wrestlemania" but so was Jimmy Snuka.
With Rey Rey now on Smackdown, you would think that there’s at least some hope he can make an impact, but I seriously doubt it.
A feud with Jericho would be classic, however, we’ve all seen that. But with Chris’ new darker side, an underdog “face” such as Rey would likely stir the emotions of even the most fickle casual fan.
Of course there’s nothing to gain for either superstar in terms of raising their status, so a feud with John Morrison might be a better option. Morrison would have much to gain from a feud with Mysterio, and Rey would have an excellent opportunity to showcase his controlled high-flying style.
I love seeing this underdog come out of nowhere to win a match. It's exhausting but thrilling. Maybe Rey would be better off making an "Impact" and joining the X-Division.
All in all, I just think Rey Mysterio is going to lose the Intercontinental belt and be used as a filler wrestler for young up-and-comers to prove their value to the writers. Who knows why, maybe his injuries are haunting him.