Prepared for anything
On Sunday, World Champion Rey Mysterio will enter a world he hasn't visited in close to a decade. At One Night Stand, Mysterio will defend his World Championship in what many are calling a dream match against Sabu in front of a hostile gathering of ECW fans at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Despite the sneak attack from the hardcore legend on SmackDown, Mysterio admits that he is actually excited to finally face the man known as Sabu. "I'm very excited. I was always a fan of ECW, and I've always been a fan of Sabu. Now, I actually get the opportunity to step in the ring with him and face him for the World Championship, so there is a lot of excitement running through my veins."
Rey knows that there is immense pressure on him to win the match and hold on to the World Championship, which has a long and storied history as the most prestigious title in wrestling. If Rey loses, he will forever be known as the man who lost the Championship to ECW. Rey admits that he has considered the ramifications. "I've thought about it and it scares me to think of what could happen if I lose on Sunday. I've worked so hard to get where I am today, so it just makes me want to go out there and be the toughest competitor I can be. I'm going to give everything I have to retain the Championship and keep it on SmackDown because that's what I represent. I represent SmackDown, I represent WWE, so I'm not going to just let Sabu walk in and take the Championship away from me. Who knows what could happen if the Championship ends up in ECW. That is why I am going to stick up for it, and bring it back to SmackDown where it belongs.
Having at one time competed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Rey knows that in an ECW environment, anything can happen. "I know that physically, I have to be prepared for anything. Sabu is one crazy dude. He will use anything he can get his hands on and put it all on the line, and I expect him to do just that at One Night Stand. Whether it's tables, chairs or anything else, he's going to use it against me to try and get the victory. Unfortunately for him, I'm not going to let that happen."
At One Night Stand, the dream match will finally happen. Unless you're at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday, the only way to see it is to order the event, which is live on pay-per-view.
Watch Sabu attack Mysterio