WWE WrestleMania 27 Potential Show Stealer: Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

Joe Burgett @JoEburGett_WESenior Writer IIIApril 3, 2011

Now, as we all know, any wrestler can have a good or bad night. It happens. obviously. Sometimes they have the most brilliant matches, and then we see them have a stinker after.

Many WWE Superstars make it their goal to have a great year just to make it to WrestleMania.

Sometimes they give us spectacular matches, some of which people consider the best of all time or at least the best of that event.

It's the PPV of PPVs, and most believe that if you have a good match there, especially as a younger talent, your future is bright.

People such as The Rock, Steve Austin, Edge, etc. have had spectacular matches at WrestleMania, and became WWE legends because of some of the things they accomplished there.

Also, it put all three men mentioned at the top of the company and made them known in all WWE viewers' homes.

Why, you may ask?

It seems that once millions of people see how great you can be, they want to see more, and many of them think you deserve to be pushed better and get into higher graces within the company.

This is why having a good WrestleMania is crucial, not just to make sure a good show happens, but because it can truly make or break a career.

Now, many expect WrestleMania 27 to be a very good show for the most part, as do I.

But a lot of us have our potential best matches of the night, or show stealers.

Many expect main events to be the best match of the night at every big show like this with WWE. But that's not always the case.

I remember WrestleMania 3 had a certain match many talk about known as Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant.

But it wasn't the best match of the night; that belonged to Randy Savage/Ricky Steamboat. It was such a great match, but it wasn't the main event of the night.

From then on, it seemed to be a growing trend that the best matches seemed to end up, not as the main event, but as a part of the undercard.

Even a certain match by the name of Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania 25 was not in the main event, yet was clearly the match of that PPV, and considered one of the top bouts ever at the event.

My friends and I always make predictions on what matches we believe will be the best of the night before WrestleMania starts every year. Some pick the main event, others pick some of the undercard. And this year, my pick is Rey Mysterio/Cody Rhodes.

Now, I know plenty of people will ask why.

Here is my reasoning.

We all know the main event should be Triple H/Undertaker or Miz/John Cena for WrestleMania. Some expect either one of those matches to be the best, especially the first. Some even go with Randy Orton/CM Punk, which is a nice pick.

But the expectation of those matches kind of hurt it to me.

Everyone thinks they will be the best so much that they put it on this high threshold.

It's expected to be so great, that they will have a list of things it has to do to be the best, and if it doesn't live up to it, they will be highly disappointed.

Going for a match on the undercard seems to always be good, especially going for a match involving people out of the main event scene.

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes seems to stand out as the match with the best potential to me.

Mysterio is in the late part of his career but has proven time and time again that he can still go. He has also had some wonderful WrestleMania matches, some of which people remember, and some are forgotten.

His most memorable moment was his first World Heavyweight Title win in a match with Randy Orton and Kurt Angle.

This was right after Eddie Guerrero had passed away, and obviously he and Rey Mysterio were good friends, so when WWE decided to put the title on Mysterio, it was a highly emotional moment for many.

It was a pretty good match too, so add that to the emotion, and we have ourselves a great match.

But, he has never had a match of which people can argue as one of the best ever. And knowing Mysterio, he wants that.

Now enter Cody Rhodes, a young man with a bright future in WWE. But, he has only one Wrestlemania match to his credit. Which was at WrestleMania 26. He had a okay triple threat match with Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase, but nothing to talk about the next day.

After WrestleMania, however, the WWE Draft took place and RAW's Cody Rhodes went to SmackDown. From then on, Rhodes was known as a singles competitor.

He has yet to hold a singles title in WWE, only numerous tag team gold. However, PWI named him No. 41 in their top 500 last year, showing that Rhodes had grown as a performer in the singles world.

But he hasn't had any sort of masterful match yet in his career, despite having the potential to have one.

Wouldn't you think Rhodes would want to come alive at the biggest event of wrestling this year? I think so.

The story behind this match has been interesting. Rey Mysterio mistakenly hit Rhodes with his knee brace whole doing the 619 during a match.

Rhodes then disappeared, then all the sudden reappeared sporting a facemask.

Rhodes has been calling himself "Dashing" for the past year, focusing on his good looks. Being so vain, he has been covering his face so people can't see it. It has actually been quite comical in a way.

So, in saying that, the story has been pretty good. Which means that we need a great match to make it really good, it's gotta have a good capper, right?

Rey Mysterio was asked who he wanted to have as his WrestleMania opponent and handpicked Rhodes; this sounds like he thinks he can have a great match with the Dashing One.

In saying all of this, the potential for this match is through the roof. Everyone knows that it's not going to be the main event, but on the undercard.

Shawn Michaels is gone, and there is a need for a new Mr. WrestleMania. At 25, Rhodes could start his campaign for the honor with a great match with Rey Mysterio.

It may be asking a lot of Rhodes to start a campaign for Mr. WrestleMania, but he has the ability.

WrestleMania singles matches have the ability to put you on the map, and Rhodes needs this badly. And Mysterio also wants to have a great WrestleMania match before he goes.

All of those things add up to make this a possible match to watch out for as it could steal the show.

But what do you think? Will this match be the match of the night? If not, which match do you feel will steal the show?


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