PITTSBURGH -- Rey Mysterio came into Armageddon hoping to beat some respect into MVP and walk out as the United States Champion. While he was unable to accomplish the latter -- the Master of the 619 won their match by count-out, but did not win the gold because titles cannot change hands on a count-out -- he took a big step toward accomplishing the former once the bout was over.

In recent weeks, MVP has shown blatant disrespect to not just Mysterio, but anyone in his path -- including the legendary Michael "P.S." Hayes. The Master of the 619 -- clad in the signature black and yellow of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- carried the torch for all those MVP has dissed into the Mellon Arena, but his quest came up just short of full fruition.

Mysterio used his quickness and high-flying offense to keep MVP at bay for a good portion of the match, forcing the Franchise Playa to dig deep into his bag of tricks. Unfortunately, the United States Champion played the ultimate trump card once it looked like Mysterio was well on his way to winning the gold.

The Master of the 619 sent MVP crashing to the arena floor with a breathtaking flying headscissors and rolled back into the ring to beat referee Jim Korderas' count. MVP also made his way up as Korderas counted eight -- but instead of climbing back into the squared circle, he simply dropped off the apron and made a motion with his hands as if to say "forget this." Korderas got to 10, giving Rey the win but not the championship.

That wasn't enough for Mysterio, however. In an uncharacteristic moment, Rey baseball slid into a retreating MVP and pulled him back into the ring for a 619. The United States Champion finally got away for good after that, leaving Mysterio unsatisfied and his tattooed waist still gold-free.

While Mysterio holds two victories over MVP in the last month, he doesn't have the United States Championship to show for it. The cocky Franchise Playa could claim that because he's still the champion, he's done with the Master of the 619 -- but is their rivalry really over?  

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PITTSBURGH -- Rey Mysterio came into Armageddon hoping to beat some respect into MVP and walk out as the United States Champion. While he was unable to accomplish the latter -- the Master of the 619 won their match by count-out, but did not win the gold because titles cannot change hands on a count-out -- he took a big step toward accomplishing the former once the bout was over.

In recent weeks, MVP has shown blatant disrespect to not just Mysterio, but anyone in his path -- including the legendary Michael "P.S." Hayes. The Master of the 619 -- clad in the signature black and yellow of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- carried the torch for all those MVP has dissed into the Mellon Arena, but his quest came up just short of full fruition.

Mysterio used his quickness and high-flying offense to keep MVP at bay for a good portion of the match, forcing the Franchise Playa to dig deep into his bag of tricks. Unfortunately, the United States Champion played the ultimate trump card once it looked like Mysterio was well on his way to winning the gold.

The Master of the 619 sent MVP crashing to the arena floor with a breathtaking flying headscissors and rolled back into the ring to beat referee Jim Korderas' count. MVP also made his way up as Korderas counted eight -- but instead of climbing back into the squared circle, he simply dropped off the apron and made a motion with his hands as if to say "forget this." Korderas got to 10, giving Rey the win but not the championship.

That wasn't enough for Mysterio, however. In an uncharacteristic moment, Rey baseball slid into a retreating MVP and pulled him back into the ring for a 619. The United States Champion finally got away for good after that, leaving Mysterio unsatisfied and his tattooed waist still gold-free.

While Mysterio holds two victories over MVP in the last month, he doesn't have the United States Championship to show for it. The cocky Franchise Playa could claim that because he's still the champion, he's done with the Master of the 619 -- but is their rivalry really over?  

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