With SummerSlam right around the corner, WWE.com took a look back at the top 10 SummerSlams. Two SummerSlam events that Rey has wrestled on were featured including 2011 and his debut SummerSlam match, 2002! WWE posted:
#9 – SummerSlam 2011
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
Date: Aug. 14, 2011
Coolest threads: Rey Mysterio’s blue-and-white ensemble
The 24th installment of SummerSlam was also one of the best, featuring tremendous in-ring action, the big-event feel that has become a hallmark of SummerSlam, and a shocking finale that saw a new champion WWE Champion crowned in a matter of seconds. The opening Six-Man Tag Match of Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston & John Morrison vs. The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio was unsurprisingly fast-paced and mesmerizing. In a classic “Irresistible Force vs. Immovable Object” showdown, freight trains Mark Henry and Sheamus battered each other as only two super heavyweights can.
#! – SummerSlam 2002
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.
Date: Aug. 25, 2002
Move of the night: Rey Mysterio’s flip senton over referee Jimmy Korderas onto Kurt Angle
Depth is not an issue for any event that opens with Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle. (Only on a show as stacked as SummerSlam 2002 could a match between WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Eddie Guerrero be considered a “hidden” anything.)