News Mysterio wins his way to a Universal title match with Rollins

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If next week is Raw’s season premiere, does that make this week’s Raw the season finale?

In need of a challenger for Seth Rollins’ Universal title for next Monday night, WWE hosted a fatal 5-way elimination match between AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Robert Roode, and Shinsuke Nakamura.

An all-star game on paper got off to a slow start in practice. All five men started off in the ring and chaos quickly erupted. To the surprise of pretty much everyone, the first man eliminated was Ricochet.

#ICChampion @ShinsukeN seizes the opportunity to take out @KingRicochet in this #Fatal5Way Elimination Match to see who will battle @WWERollins for the #UniversalTitle NEXT WEEK on #RAW!

— WWE (@WWE) September 24, 2019

With three heels left in the ring, in theory, Mysterio’s night should have been toast. Instead Roode, Styles, and Nakamura couldn’t figure out that they had a clear numbers advantage.

First, Styles took out Nakamura with a Phenomenal Forearm. Mere seconds later, Roode hit a Glorious DDT on Styles for a three count. The unexpected pin by Roode got a nice little pop out of the Raw live crowd in San Francisco.

Down to Mysterio versus Roode, the Lucha Legend kicked it into another gear and took home the victory.

.@reymysterio as good as ever!

— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) September 24, 2019
A 619 into a frog splash was enough to get the job done and earn Mysterio a shot at Seth Rollins.

It was only one month ago when Mysterio teased retirement and cut a really good promo. Now the ageless, former world champion has himself a Universal title match.

Next week on Raw, do fans get a clean match between Rey Mysterio and the Universal Champion? Or does The Fiend crash the party?

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