In order to celebrate SummerSlam coming up, WWE.com posted a new article that features what they believe to be the 25 greatest matches in SummerSlam history. Rey Mysterio VS. Eddie Guerrero from 2005 was featured! This is what was posted:
No 11: Rey Mysterio VS. Eddie Guerrero (Summer Slam 2005)
Championship titles, guaranteed contracts and other coveted ring-related prizes are all standard Ladder Match booty. But the SummerSlam 2005 Ladder Match between Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero featured a different type of prize altogether: The legal custody of a child was up for grabs. The custodial stipulation was a byproduct of a bizarre and sordid ordeal that played out between Mysterio and Guerrero that summer: It was revealed that “Latino Heat” was the biological father of Dominick Mysterio, and in a callous move, Guerrero threatened to take back custody of the young boy.
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Disturbing as the circumstances may have been, the match was twice as thrilling, and why wouldn’t it be? It only featured two of the most graceful and innovative high flyers to ever compete the ring. Plus, it had the one element that is too often missing in matches remembered for their grace and innovation: It was deeply personal. Amplify that intensity with the involvement of a steel ladder, and you have the recipe for a true SummerSlam classic. – J.C.