Why Rey Mysterio Shouldn't Be The World Heavyweight Champion

Travis SmithAnalyst IIJune 24, 2010

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 2:  (U.S. TABLOIDS OUT)   WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio walks on stage during the '1st Annual Video Game Awards' at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 2, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The show premieres on Spike T.V. Thursday, December 4 at 9:00PM ET/PT.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Rey Mysterio is one of the top stars in the WWE currently. Mysterio is a veteran that can deliver a five-star performance each time he goes inside the ring. He is one of the most popular pro wrestlers in the world today for his masks and in-ring ability. With all of that being said, I believe that the WWE made a very critical mistake by allowing Rey Mysterio to once again be the World Champion on SmackDown.

Rey had an epic feud with CM Punk from February to May in which he got over with the fans by shaving Punk's head bald. Mysterio was supposed to be given time off after the feud due to knee issues and a bitter dispute with the WWE over his pay.

Instead the WWE had to throw him into the fatal 4-way pay-per-view due to Undertaker's injuries suffered in a match against Mysterio.

Mysterio was a good pick to replace Undertaker at the pay-per-view because of his quickness and his ability to sell power moves from the other three men involved in the match. To have Mysterio win the match, however, was disgusting.

Rey Mysterio was a last-second replacement for the Undertaker because of his popularity. What really gets to me is how the WWE now feels like it is obligated to push Mysterio as World Champion.

Mysterio's first title reign in 2006 was dedicated to the late great Eddie Gurerrero. The '06 reign though had major flaws in it as Mysterio was painted as the "underdog" each and every match because of his size. Mysterio lost on a regular basis as champion to guys like The Great Khali, Mark Henry, and Kurt Angle. With Mysterio's size and same ol' gimmick as 2006, don't you think the WWE will once again paint Mysterio as a weak champion?

WWE has been on a roll with score lines this year. While WWE has been on the upside with wrestling fans, fans still have to admit that the World Heavyweight Title has been diminished this year with lack luster story lines and matches. Mysterio usually can put over talent but his work with Swagger is weak at best. I feel the WWE should not place faith in Mysterio.

Rey Mysterio maybe a future hall of famer but right now he is just "holding" the World Title for Undertaker when he returns from injury. As a wrestling fan, that is disgusting to think about.

Jack Swagger should still be world champion because his persona is developing very well as champion and he is the future of the industry. He is not injury prone like Mysterio and Undertaker, either.

So with everything being said I can sum up the entire rant into one sentence: Rey Mysterio as World Champion is nothing more than a joke with wrestling fans.


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