CM Punk versus Rey Mysterio versus Eddie Guerrero sounds like the ultimate dream match, but in 2002 it actually happened.
Many wrestling fans love nothing more than fantasy booking dream matches. Combining wrestlers with varying styles from different eras and daydreaming about what that match might have been like. CM Punk versus Stone Cold and Sting taking on The Undertaker are two that are talked about all the time. Damn, why did that second one never happen?
What would you say if we threw Punk versus Rey Mysterio versus Eddie Guerrero out there for you to mull over? It would probably be pretty incredible, right? Since one of those guys has passed away and another has vowed to never wrestle again, it is a match beyond the realms of possibility. Lucky for you, it did actually happen, and you can check it out below.
Fate allowed the three to be in the same place at the same time back in 2002, wrestling for a promotion called IWA Mid-South. Punk was relatively new to the business, Mysterio had not yet signed with WWE, and Guerrero was on hiatus from WWE. For the many fans who had no clue this match ever happened, Mysterio posted a screenshot of it on Instagram this week.
Punk saw the post and seized the opportunity to talk up both Mysterio and Guerrero. "A pleasure. An honor. I miss Eddie, truly fortunate to have worked him as many times as I did," Punk wrote. He also explained that despite Guerrero going through a rough patch at the time, he was still so good. "Legends, who treated me like an equal, and I’ve never forgotten it. Viva la raza!"
As huge fans of what Punk did as a wrestler, we don't want to get our hopes up about him ever making a return to the business. However, he appears to be acknowledging it a lot more recently. Not only via the above comments, but he also watched WrestleMania 35 and reviewed it as a guest on a podcast. Whether Punk does return one day or not, for now, we are going to rewatch the match above to remind ourselves that these three legends were once in the same ring together.