CM Punk vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio sounds like a dream match, but it actually happened back in 2002. The match took place in IWA Mid-South during a brief period when Eddie Guerrero was on hiatus from WWE and Rey Mysterio had not yet made his debut. Punk was the reigning IWA Mid-South Champion at the time.
Rey Mysterio posted a screen cap from the match with the caption, “Never would [have] imagined how our destinies would turn out after this night!”
CM Punk saw the photo and ‘commented’ with his memories of the surreal match-up. Punk explains how the match came together and how much it meant to him for the two legends to treat him as an equal. Punk wrote,
“People should know how good Eddie really was. He was in a rough spot. Recently fired, home front was turbulent. He came to this show and looked tired. Said to me ‘I hate three ways. If it’s okay with you, can you and Rey put something together and just call it to me?’ I wasn’t sure that was possible. He didn’t miss a beat. And you Rey, so open and giving to a little punk Indy kid. You laid out a masterpiece and I wasn’t sure I could keep up. One of the early times I remember being in the ring and thinking to myself, ‘this is fucking MAGIC!’ A pleasure. An honor. I miss Eddie, truly fortunate to have worked him as many times as I did. I feel the same about you Rey! Legends, who treated me like an equal, and I’ve never forgotten it. Viva la raza!”
Watch: CM Punk vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (Full Match)