When Kevin Owens was asked who he thought the ‘Greatest Wrestler Of All Time’ was, the former WWE Universal Champion mentioned two names. He quickly answered Shawn Michaels to be one of them, and he also named a current Monday Night Raw star is on level with HBK as the best.
He named Rey Mysterio as the other best wrestler ever. Mysterio is currently in the middle of a feud with Seth Rollins which allowed Owens the opportunity to team up with Mysterio against the Monday Night Messiah two weeks ago.
In the interview with ESPN, Kevin Owens said:
“In my opinion, along with Shawn Michaels, [Rey is] the greatest wrestler of all time. He’s a great guy, and anybody in wrestling you talk to will say the same. But it means even more when it’s a guy who’s achieved that level of success, who’s achieved the kind of milestones that he’s had. For him to still be around now and to still be just as incredible in the ring as he’s ever been, and to still be as humble. … I think that what has drawn me to him is he’s so humble, even though he would have any and all reasons not to be.”
Recently Rey Mysterio’s status within WWE has been speculated. He is wrestling without being contracted to the company due to his deal expiring. It is being reported that Vince McMahon did not want to meet Mysterio’s financial requests which has slowed down the negotiating process.
As mentioned, Mysterio is in the middle of a program with Seth Rollins which is due to accumulate in an ‘eye for an eye’ match at WWE’s upcoming pay per view The Horror Show at Extreme Rules on July 19th. Vince has a lot of trust in Mysterio because he is being booked matches while he is completely free to go to any other promotion.
It is completely clear to see why Owens has Mysterio up there with some of the best in the world, but do you agree he is the ‘greatest wrestler of all time’?