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Sunday, Apr 7 | 7 PMET/4 PMPT

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East Rutherford, NJ

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United States Champion Samoa Joe def. Rey Mysterio

United States Champion Samoa Joe def. Rey Mysterio

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rey Mysterio never met a fight he didn’t think he could win. He might have done better to rethink that policy at WrestleMania 35.

The Ultimate Underdog’s attempt to take the United States Title from Samoa Joe in The Samoan Submission Machine’s WrestleMania debut ended almost instantaneously, as Rey’s effort to follow up a very early 619 — perhaps a plan to end the match quickly and put less stress on his recently injured ankle — landed him directly in the (Coquina) clutches of the titleholder, who put him to sleep in a matter of seconds.

A quick defeat won’t necessarily dim Rey’s heart, of course, but there’s a lesson to be found in the match: Some fights aren’t worth having. And some are over before they start.

Samoa Joe dismantles Rey Mysterio in one minute: WrestleMania 35 (WWE Network Exclusive)

At least at the start, things were looking good for Rey Mysterio, who blasted United States Champion Samoa Joe with a 619: Courtesy of WWE Network.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rey Mysterio never met a fight he didn’t think he could win. He might have done better to rethink that policy at WrestleMania 35.

The Ultimate Underdog’s attempt to take the United States Title from Samoa Joe in The Samoan Submission Machine’s WrestleMania debut ended almost instantaneously, as Rey’s effort to follow up a very early 619 — perhaps a plan to end the match quickly and put less stress on his recently injured ankle — landed him directly in the (Coquina) clutches of the titleholder, who put him to sleep in a matter of seconds.

A quick defeat won’t necessarily dim Rey’s heart, of course, but there’s a lesson to be found in the match: Some fights aren’t worth having. And some are over before they start.

Samoa Joe dismantles Rey Mysterio in one minute: WrestleMania 35 (WWE Network Exclusive)

At least at the start, things were looking good for Rey Mysterio, who blasted United States Champion Samoa Joe with a 619: Courtesy of WWE Network.