Rey Mysterio and Andrade “Cien” Almas squared off for the first time ever on SmackDown LIVE in front of the WWE Universe in Manchester. Prior to the bout, SmackDown’s co-captains – The Miz and Daniel Bryan -- decided that if Mysterio impressed, he would join the blue brand squad at Survivor Series.
Almas came out of the gates hot, grounding The Biggest Little Man with a bruising attack. However, Mysterio’s unyielding will and frenetic pace proved to be too much for Almas, and Rey finally secured the victory with a 619 and Dropping the Dime for the major win.
Mysterio would have little time to celebrate his likely inclusion onto the Survivor Series team, however, as he was struck with an RKO out of nowhere by Randy Orton after the contest. Could Orton still be fuming after Mysterio defeated him in the WWE World Cup tournament?