Rey Mysterio defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to get his spot in the WWE World Cup, on Smackdown 1000. But the match wasn’t supposed to happen so late in the show.
On the latest audio update from PW Insider Elite, Mike Johnson talked about what went on behind the scenes. This is what he said:
“Batista was late to the show which we reported. So I don’t know if that led to them reshuffling the deck or whether in the last hour Vince went, ‘I don’t like this!’ ripped up the script and they restarted from scratch which is not unusual for big shows.”
“An hour before the show Rey and Nakamura was either the 1st or the 2nd segment because someone said to me, ‘Rey is going to be on really early on, I just looked at the script,” so they reshuffled things. But they were also running late. They were running against the clock and unlike Raw, they don’t get the overrun.”
“So they literally had to rush Rey and Nakamura out there that was probably not the original plan for Rey Mysterio. So it is what it is.”
We will have to wait and see how Rey will be used for the remainder of his time in WWE.
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h/t to Ringside News for the transcription.