INSTANT CLASSIC - The Story of Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio (Halloween Havoc 1997)

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Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio Jr. at WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 is considered one of the best matches that ever happened in a World Championship Wrestling ring. Contested as a "Title vs Mask" match, Guerrero and Mysterio put on a bar-setting performance that is still as good to watch today as it was over 2 decades ago.
After losing the United States championship, Eddie Guerrero had turned heel and his next goal was the Cruiserweight title, held by Chris Jericho. While Guerrero was able to defeat Jericho to win the title, Rey Mysterio was on a winning streak of his own. Mysterio had defeated Eddie on Nitro before Guerrero won the Cruiserweight belt, and when Eddie tried to trick Rey by competing under a mask as El Caliente, Mysterio was once again able to beat Guerrero. A match was set up for WCW Halloween Havoc 97, Mysterio vs Guerrero... but a lot was at stake. If Eddie lost the match, he would lose his title. If Rey lost, then Rey Mysterio would have to unmask on Pay Per View.
The match Rey and Eddie had at Halloween Havoc was simply phenomenal. This video covers the build up and the match itself.
00:00 - Eddy Guerrero and the Unites States Championship
03:12 - Guerrero and Mysterio's first matches together
07:09 - Rey Mysterio's Mask is put on the line
10:33 - Guerrero and Mysterio follow 2 cruiserweight matches on PPV
13:32 - The Match
18:45 - The Rivalry continues in WCW
- Much More!
#WCW #Wrestling #Documentary


  1. Rio Ducci
    Rio Ducci
    4 ditë më parë

    Mysterios Phantom attire was dope loved that movie

  2. Victory Saber
    Victory Saber
    6 ditë më parë

    I remember alot of wcw mid card. I even say the el ray lucha post wcw. I think balance is what made it good. If I see 3 to 5 lucha style matches in a row it loses the excitement. Wcw worked cause it had lucha. The heavyweights. The comedy/gimmick wrestlers. I miss the old Monday night wars. But wrestling is not a shell of itself. Aew had jericho awhile but even he's less n less involved. Basically he was the last attitude era guy in mainstream. I know a few still do ROH or whatever minor show in your area. But the countries changed n the PC police ruined enjoyment. God reading this as I type makes me see a sad future.

  3. L1TTLEH0RN666
    9 ditë më parë

    15:15 of course their selling is better than the main eventers. Hogan, Goldberg, even Sting no sold.

  4. Francis Mccormick
    Francis Mccormick
    12 ditë më parë

    Love this channel

  5. Keith Langman
    Keith Langman
    13 ditë më parë

    Wrestling fan now a days go on about flippy wrestling like in AEW but fans now a days need to watch WCW cruiser weight division to see what real light weight wrestling is like.

  6. Keith Langman
    Keith Langman
    13 ditë më parë

    oh my god when Jericho through Eddie haha love it. The wrestling worlds needs Eddie

  7. Kenny Fischer
    Kenny Fischer
    14 ditë më parë

    You should do Rey mysterio losing his mask in wcw

  8. Gzus peterson
    Gzus peterson
    17 ditë më parë

    If wcw would have used the cruiserweight guys better instead of basing their main storyline around wwe cast-offs and bloating the nwo who knows what could have happened. When I watched ppvs I always found the early matches more entertaining physically and alot of those matches were short as hell but the moves packed into the short time were so amazing.

  9. Machete 87
    Machete 87
    23 ditë më parë

    Juvie i think turned out ok in fact i prefer Juvie without it.

  10. Machete 87
    Machete 87
    23 ditë më parë

    lol Eddie stole Rey's mask 🤣😂😁

  11. Minor Threat79
    Minor Threat79
    23 ditë më parë

    What an amazing cruiserweight division. Its such a shame WCW never knew what to do with them.

  12. Mr.E02 Skiiibay
    Mr.E02 Skiiibay
    24 ditë më parë


  13. Randyman Maximus
    Randyman Maximus
    26 ditë më parë

    I miss Rey's old music.

  14. Travis LoneBear
    Travis LoneBear
    28 ditë më parë

    Eddie is just Pure gold

  15. Apple Jak
    Apple Jak
    29 ditë më parë

    That eddie guerrero quote at the end nearly brought a tear to my eye.

  16. Colette
    29 ditë më parë

    I got about 30 seconds into this video before I went and found the full match. Instant classic is an undersell. I am BLOWN away. Also I need to deep dive into Lucha Libre masks. I had no idea they held so much meaning. This was a fantastic video!

  17. Chris Murray
    Chris Murray
    Muaj më parë

    One of the best matches ever from two of the best wrestlers! It amazes me every time I rewatch the match.

  18. Kenshigo
    Muaj më parë

    Eddie, Rey, Jericho, Hall & Savage... 5 of my all time favorites on one card, what a time to be alive!

  19. Drew Nickens
    Drew Nickens
    Muaj më parë

    Top 3 match of all time

  20. Jordan Wilson
    Jordan Wilson
    Muaj më parë

    Heel WCW Eddie was in my top 5 as a kid and even now. Liked his theme liked the attitude

  21. Allan Lazo
    Allan Lazo
    Muaj më parë

    Does anybody know the intro musics name?

  22. dwite fry
    dwite fry
    Muaj më parë

    I like a nice spot fest myself but it's true that there's much more tot his match than just that, spots with purpose, great video for a great match.

  23. Ronnie Fox
    Ronnie Fox
    Muaj më parë

    Watch here.

  24. Stinger Splash Entertainment
    Stinger Splash Entertainment
    Muaj më parë

    So how did La Parka dodge taking his off?

  25. Chris Greenaway
    Chris Greenaway
    Muaj më parë

    Two legends in the business mocked on their size stunned the world with there talents . Rey never got the fair shake he deserves in WWE never hold the title for a reign just a belt holder when in a pinch . Chavo ,Eddie ,dean , Rey, phycosis , ultimo dragon should be respected appreciated far more than they are. Paved the way for 205 , paved the way for everyone not in the 5’10 inch height minimum. These guys rivalries and matches are far better than anything on tv today granted another wcw name would be here but ....

  26. JAUNTY
    Muaj më parë

    Just to let everyone know, the official WWE channel has this match in it's ENTIRETY uploaded right now, give it a watch!

  27. Chronoic
    Muaj më parë

    I always thought Eddie was a Porn star when I was little. I will admit I didn't like him much till he went to WWE and started stealing and cheating. then I loved him and went back to watch his WCW days and finally understand how great he was. also he should of lost his mask here, because he end up losing it to Kevin "end people's career" Nash. Which I think this is dumber.

  28. hardnewstakenharder
    Muaj më parë

    Thanks for showing luchadores some love. Cheers from Mexico 🇲🇽🇲🇽

  29. AMP3083
    Muaj më parë

    Rey looked like Spider-Man with his mask ripped off. I think it was great look for him. It's a sign of "battle scars".

  30. dannyrivera8300
    Muaj më parë

    Chris Jericho & Eddie Guerrero and cruiserweight in the same sentence?? Huh🤔🤔

    Muaj më parë

    Best match in WCW history

  32. Joxide Armageddonator
    Joxide Armageddonator
    Muaj më parë

    i just watched this match, there's a guy in the front row with a Stone Cold top on

  33. Matteo Paloni
    Matteo Paloni
    Muaj më parë

    wow friend this one was great, really cool bio!

  34. Tehj Boney
    Tehj Boney
    Muaj më parë

    I know this comment is sorta late but speaking about underrated talent could you do episodes on Essa Rios and Ultimo Dragon

  35. Tommy Hillard
    Tommy Hillard
    Muaj më parë

    So was Eric Bischoff considered racist 4 not valuing a Luchador mask and history..?

  36. DKTheDarkKnight
    Muaj më parë

    The cruiser weights were part of the reason WCW won me over. They were so good to watch.

  37. Sneak Attack
    Sneak Attack
    Muaj më parë

    The thundering cup algorithmically stir because liver perioperaively punch concerning a milky religion. different, legal appendix

  38. Joshua Izzo
    Joshua Izzo
    Muaj më parë

    Bruiser Brody career video. We know all about his death. Lets hear about his best feuds and matches

  39. Tiger
    Muaj më parë

    How dare you speak about the classic match m not the match be they're ladder match at summerslam for dominic. If Eddie got the job done how different would Dominick Guerrero caree be. I'm waiting for chavo to return so the Los Guerreros can reform with chavo aw the uncle

  40. Mohan Srivastava
    Mohan Srivastava
    Muaj më parë

    Can you do Finley bio

  41. Gabe Williams
    Gabe Williams
    Muaj më parë

    To cornerphrase Mike Tenay about this match, “This is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen in professional wrestling.”

  42. Punx is idol and noise
    Punx is idol and noise
    Muaj më parë

    Not sure if it’s the baby oil but Eddie was hella cut and ripped see all those muscles popping out.

  43. Comics Carded
    Comics Carded
    Muaj më parë

    To me that is a match that should have started a heel turn. If it ended with a Eddie win. Maybe they realized that and adjusted the ending. Guess will never know. Unfortunate that Eddie Guerrero stole Bischoffs memories

  44. CellGames
    Muaj më parë

    Eddie took the flying head scissors like a true pro. If any one else takes that move its probably a botch.

  45. rci3044
    Muaj më parë

    Thanks for another fantastic reminder of the good ol days. Matches like these need to be remembered.

  46. David Gerstein
    David Gerstein
    Muaj më parë

    This was back before Rey's knees were being held together by duct tape and glue. He was the best wrestler in the world at this point and he was only about to turn 23 in a couple of months.

    1. Tiger
      Muaj më parë

      Lol maybe it's because mysterio is still wrestling but he does not get the respect he deserves a true unique legend and the wrestling industry is better because of him

  47. Fear
    Muaj më parë

    Good old days before Rey took steroids and started looking like a idiot

  48. David Johnstone
    David Johnstone
    Muaj më parë

    such good s word

  49. Duke Williams
    Duke Williams
    Muaj më parë

    I still have this match on the bonus Dvd with the Smackdown vs Raw xbox game. Honestly from the match to commentary this could be the best match EVER bell to bell.

  50. Side Effect Gaming
    Side Effect Gaming
    Muaj më parë

    That's my favourite match ever shame we won't get wrestling like this anymore. 19:23 that girl tho faf

  51. John Wright
    John Wright
    Muaj më parë

    Eddie was one of the best before his addictions got the better of him. Also this was when Rey mysterio started wearing the comic book themed in ring attire state side.

  52. GutturalReef
    Muaj më parë

    I always heard it was Eddie who changed the match finish. He knew how much the mask meant to not only Rey but all Luchadores and insisted he'd rather lose than Rey lose the mask.

    1. Mike Leoci
      Mike Leoci
      Muaj më parë

      I have heard that to that it was Eddie had the finish changed as he knew how much the mask met to Rey

  53. ju99yfresh
    Muaj më parë


  54. AshMundo
    Muaj më parë

    Dragonrana, that's the name of that move.

  55. Laura Francis
    Laura Francis
    Muaj më parë

    I love this match and I love this channel. Great job, Wrestling Bios. 👍

  56. epicgb
    Muaj më parë

    Eddie turns heel and turns to the juice lol

  57. Larry Da Man
    Larry Da Man
    Muaj më parë

    Eddie Guerrero is Dominick Mysterio real father because Rey Mysterio isn't man enough. 😆

  58. Brandon Page
    Brandon Page
    Muaj më parë

    A true instant classic!! The only thing I can think of that even came close to rivaling the WCW Cruiserweights, here in the U.S., is early X Division. Would love to see a future Wrestling Bios video over the early days of the X Division.

  59. Platinum Pagoda
    Platinum Pagoda
    Muaj më parë

    I'd love to pick of the brains of the 16 goofballs that downvoted this. Gotta be Hogan and Bischoff's immediate family members.😆

  60. T-Bag
    Muaj më parë

    Poetry in motion.

  61. Pinoy Bio
    Pinoy Bio
    Muaj më parë

    VIVA LA RAZA!!! 🔥

  62. Lakeside Boner
    Lakeside Boner
    Muaj më parë

    It was the mullet holding Eddie back all those years. He had a jobber look.

  63. Julian Grant
    Julian Grant
    Muaj më parë

    I forgot what Rey's WCW theme was until that intro. Awesome stuff. I remember getting this pay per view and taking the day off school. I actually didn't think at the time that they had a significant match. I thought they had worked so often together and performed at such a high standard that I just thought that this was the norm. It wasn't until years later that I realised that what I had watched was a legendary match.

  64. Colt Hoffman
    Colt Hoffman
    Muaj më parë

    16:34 back elbow? WB! That's a patented Eddie Guerrero calf kick

  65. Tim Donovan
    Tim Donovan
    Muaj më parë

    El Classico.

  66. Tooty Frooty
    Tooty Frooty
    Muaj më parë

    This match has nothing in way of skill, ability or story telling compared to the "Finger Poke of Doom" match.

  67. Blade
    Muaj më parë


  68. Mr_Trickster
    Muaj më parë

    One of my favorite matches ever. Between the chemistry between the two, the crowd, the commentary, the camera work and the just-right length and pacing, this is just perfection. Thank you for devoting a video to it.

  69. David Ouellette
    David Ouellette
    Muaj më parë

    The fact Eddie called this match in the ring makes it 10x better. God, i miss that man.

  70. haynkilla 85
    haynkilla 85
    Muaj më parë

    Well said

  71. Albert Avila
    Albert Avila
    Muaj më parë

    El buki

  72. Gabe Demontiney
    Gabe Demontiney
    Muaj më parë

    me and my brothers got our parents to order this PPV good match enjoyable to watch

  73. Anthony Versace
    Anthony Versace
    Muaj më parë

    I think this match is overrated.

  74. salina ember
    salina ember
    Muaj më parë

    this match is so iconic that both those attires worn are how i remember eddie and rey looking in WCW. i was a big time attitude era wwf fanatic, but i couldnt help but be attracted to WCW soley because of the cruiserweight division action they had. they really made me want to be an in ring competitor when i grew up. also, eddie is so damn cool always.

  75. Gangsta Chef
    Gangsta Chef
    Muaj më parë

    My 2 favorite cruiserweights

  76. Gangsta Chef
    Gangsta Chef
    Muaj më parë

    I love this watch I'm thinking about watching it

  77. Eric Wollam
    Eric Wollam
    Muaj më parë

    God damn, your videos tell a better story than I think anyone ever could. Certainly the best wrestling channel on youtube, without question.

  78. Jeremy
    Muaj më parë

    Videos like this are why I love this channel. Huge fan of Eddie and Ray. It's a lot of fun for me to be reminded of these moments and matches. Re living the war is excellent as well.

  79. Chase Around The Bar
    Chase Around The Bar
    Muaj më parë

    So much more respect than I did growing up

  80. Great Heights
    Great Heights
    Muaj më parë

    Those Eddie power bombs on Mysterio are the most vicious looking ever. So good.

    1. Irvin Morales
      Irvin Morales
      3 ditë më parë

      Have you seen the ones Benoit did on Guerrero? I'm amazed Eddie didn't end up paralyzed!

  81. Peace Eagle
    Peace Eagle
    Muaj më parë

    I sometimes wonder how WCW would’ve been if these types of wrestlers were the main event stars

  82. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    Muaj më parë

    Man that backflip ddt just perfection!!! When it comes to amazing gymnastic like moves in the ring that blows away anything people are doing today. Also it looks devastating and not obvious cooperation and setup to execute the move. When it comes to "acrobatic" style wrestling hasn't got anyway near those guys 23 years later!!

  83. Opopopopo
    Muaj më parë

    A really good cruiserweight/junior heavy bout is El Genrico vs “speedball” Mike Bailey from C4 (don’t remember which show) 2011. Possibly the best match I’ve ever seen

  84. Fatlum Gajtani
    Fatlum Gajtani
    Muaj më parë

    Great video. I remember Mysterio did eventually get unmasked though, I don't remember why, maybe another video about that?

  85. Vinnie&Bree Pelyak-Garcia
    Vinnie&Bree Pelyak-Garcia
    Muaj më parë

    Have to watch this match lol watching after this

  86. That Kiwi Bookshelf Guy
    That Kiwi Bookshelf Guy
    Muaj më parë

    Love this and love the music theme mash up. This is definitely the wrestlers channel. This is the peoples channel 👊

  87. London Dorsey
    London Dorsey
    Muaj më parë

    Rey's best attire

  88. Dave Adams
    Dave Adams
    Muaj më parë

    I remember watching this live as a kid. Great match

    Muaj më parë

    ive not seen this match.../ nor heard tell of it till today....guess i should turn in my MARK card!

  90. Itzy Billz
    Itzy Billz
    Muaj më parë

    You should make this a series on the channel

  91. imogen aris
    imogen aris
    Muaj më parë

    Awesome remix of Mysterio's theme! When I heard the 1st few drum beats it sounded like a mashup of Sabbath's Iron Man was coming. Guerrero vs Mysterio at HH was the Savage vs Steamboat WM3 epic of its era!

  92. Stephen Campbell
    Stephen Campbell
    Muaj më parë

    I mean, it's okay. But it's no Hogan v Warrior II or Goldberg v Lesnar I

  93. LBDJ The Third
    LBDJ The Third
    Muaj më parë

    Stuff we didn't see in 1997? We rarely see that caliber of stuff now.

  94. ace boogie
    ace boogie
    Muaj më parë

    I just realized that in 2005 the WWE was basically trying to recapture the same magic between Guerrero and Mysterio from their WCW feud, the only difference was the added element of them bringing in Dominic to make the feud more serious. They also tried this with Chris Benoit and Booker T around the same time period with the Best of 7 series

  95. Richard Evans
    Richard Evans
    Muaj më parë

    My favorite match

  96. Ed Esteezy
    Ed Esteezy
    Muaj më parë

    Do cruiserweights exist in WWE????

  97. Jon k
    Jon k
    Muaj më parë

    Bobby put it best on commentary you looking at the best pound for pound in Eddie...

  98. Raul Vito
    Raul Vito
    Muaj më parë

    Loved Eddy and especially Misterio’s “Ghost who walks” costume... hope you do a Top Ten Eddie Guerrero matches

  99. Kas58223
    Muaj më parë

    One of my favourite matches great stuff to be covering they really were the backbone of WCW along with others that have been mentioned

  100. Lambda Lambda Lambda
    Lambda Lambda Lambda
    Muaj më parë

    The full match is available to view for free on WWE's ALfirst Channel