Ricochet has been regarded as one of the best in-ring competitors in the history of WWE. His excellent series of matches against John Morrison on Monday Night RAW back in July raised his stock in the eyes of fans. He also had a great time in NXT.
He has competed against the best of the best the pro wrestling world has to offer and made a name for himself in various promotions, especially in NJPW and Lucha Underground.
Many fans agree Ricochet had his best matches in Lucha Underground, as he faced off against many legends and that includes Rey Mysterio as well.
While speaking on the With Authority! podcast, Ricochet was asked about a match he had with Rey Mysterio in Lucha Underground. The two squared off against each other at Ultima Lucha Dos in 2016. Ricochet revealed that he broke down into tears after his match with Rey Mysterio.
“A lot of people ask me ‘what’s your favorite match?’ It’s hard for me to pick a favorite match because I have favorites for very specific reasons. But if I had to pick one up to this point of my career, that match has to go top two, top three favorite matches ever,” Ricochet said. “Just because of what it meant to me, what Rey means to me. We might’ve even had a couple before that match, on the independents, one overseas, one in New York. But that one specifically, man, I remember after the match. He leaves the ring and I’m about to leave, and he stops me and says ‘no, this is your moment. You stay. I’m going to get out of here.’ He had just won, but everyone was cheering for me.
“I go to the back finally, I try to find his little locker room. I go in there and I’m trying to just say ‘thank you so much for this match. It means a lot to me. You’ve obviously been a huge inspiration, you’ve been someone I looked up to for so long. So, just thank you.’ I was trying to talk to him and tell him all this stuff.
“He was sitting there, everyone’s around, and I’m just crying. I can’t even speak. Like, literally so emotional, and he’s like ‘no, I know man.’ Even at that moment he was like, ‘man, I loved that. I wish you could’ve met Eddie (Guerrero). Eddie would’ve loved you, bro. Eddie was watching that one for sure.’ As soon as I started feeling better and he says that, I’m literally crying again. I think he knows the respect level that’s there. I think he knows the inspiration and everything. It’s just cool and to share a ring with someone like him.”
Ricochet was drafted to Friday Night Smackdown as part of Night Two of the WWE draft on Monday Night RAW. We will have to wait and see if he will fare better on the blue brand or not.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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