Rey Mysterio has been involved in wrestling for pretty much of all his life, and 2020 was definitely his wildest year.
With fans not permitted to attend shows in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE thought outside of the box and tried out some rather wacky ideas.
A lot of those involved Rey Mysterio, with perhaps the most infamous being the ‘Eye for an Eye’ match he had with Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules in July 2020.
Another of the wacky ideas took place a few months before, with the Money in the Bank ladder match taking place at WWE’s Headquaters in Stamford for the very first time.
The match saw the competitors in both the men’s and women’s match fight all over WWE HQ, with the finish of the bout coming on the roof of the building, where a ring was set up.
You can see a snippet of the utterly bonkers match above, with this exert featuring AJ Styles, Vince McMahon and Daniel Bryan.
Anyway, back to Rey Mysterio, the former WWE Champion was part of the match, and had a rather interesting exchange with Baron Corbin.
Corbin, who at the time was still using his ‘King’ gimmick, threw Mysterio off the top of the WWE HQ building in what was another crazy spot.
And now, speaking to Mornings with Matt and Bob, Corbin has revealed the exactly crazy reaction to the angle.
Corbin explained that the spot was so crazy that he was told that someone watching actually phoned the police to report a murder, believing that what they saw was real.
I got it in my head, ‘Well, if (Rey is) one of the greatest ever, let’s see if he can fly.’ That was one of the craziest Money in the Bank matches … I think someone legit called the police that I murdered somebody.
The craziest part of the story is, although he was thrown off the roof of a building (in storyline), Rey Mysterio barely missed any time on WWE TV, and was back to feud with Seth Rollins, as we’ve covered.
Rey Mysterio and Baron Corbin (now Happy Corbin) are both still part of the WWE roster, so there’s every chance they’ll be involved with the Money in the Bank Premium Live Event on July 2.
The show is set to take place at the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas, and although it’s expected to be a big show with big names and big matches, it almost certainly won’t be as bonkers as the 2020 edition.
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.