Rey Mysterio to face Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match at SmackDown 1000

Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Did you think SmackDown 1000 couldn’t get any bigger? Think again!

In his first match on SmackDown LIVE since 2014, the returning Rey Mysterio will square off with United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match.

The field in this eight-man tournament to determine the best in the world is already incredibly star-studded, with 16-time world champion John Cena, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, and former world champions Seth Rollins, Dolph ZigglerJeff Hardy and Randy Orton already punching their tickets to WWE Crown Jewel.

It’s sure to be a thrilling qualifying match, as Mysterio will look to use his speed and inimitable high-flying ability to keep The King of Strong Style on his toes, while Nakamura will attempt to stop The Ultimate Underdog in his tracks with his arsenal of devastating strikes.

Who will walk away from this dream match with a place in the WWE World Cup? Find out during SmackDown LIVE’s historic 1000th episode, tonight at 8/7 C on USA!

Rey Mysterio returns next week: SmackDown LIVE, Oct. 9, 2018

The Master of The 619 is coming back at SmackDown 1000.

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