WWE SummerSlam: The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, a Potential Show-Stealer

Luis HerreraAnalyst IAugust 13, 2011

We are just one day apart from the WWE SummerSlam 2011 and the match that could steal the show hasn’t been officially announced yet.

The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio. Mr. I’m Awesome vs. The Master of the 619.

However, this match is almost a lock to take place at the Staples Center; The Miz already hinted that in an interview today and it seems very unlikely that the WWE would keep two of their biggest stars out of this pay-per-view, especially considering the Latin audience in Los Angeles.

Of course, a Miz-Mysterio bout won’t have the repercussions of John Cena vs. CM Punk and Randy Orton vs. Christian, but that is actually a good thing for the midcard matches.

In the past year, matches like Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler or John Morrison vs. Sheamus have stolen the show.

Hey, technically, The Undertaker vs. Triple H was a midcard match.

And then you have Rey Mysterio, who this year has been virtually a great match guarantee.

Mysterio has had great exhibitions against Cody Rhodes, R-Truth and CM Punk in PPV individual matches; he and Edge were also outstanding at the end of the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match.

Rey did a great job in the RAW Money in the Bank match, too; we can also include his No. 1 contender matches against Miz, Punk and Alberto Del Rio.

And let’s not forget his WWE Championship defense against John Cena, a great match that got overshadowed by the return of CM Punk.

It’s easy to say “Rey Mysterio is past his prime” or “Rey Mysterio has little left in the tank”, but the truth is that the Mexican-American keeps performing at a great level week after week.

Sure, he can’t do all the moves he could in his best years, but he can carry any wrestler in the WWE roster and make a good match.

Meanwhile, The Miz is now a solid main-eventer and, like it or not, a solid wrestler.

While not all his matches are clinics (he and John Cena never clicked, for example), his in-ring work is good enough to expect a good display this Sunday.

Miz and Mysterio already had a good performance when they disputed the (paper) WWE Championship a few weeks ago; they were also involved in several great tag-team matches.

This would be a very good opener for SummerSlam; let’s see if both wrestlers can steal the show.


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