Apparently the first time Ricochet met Mysterio, Konnan tried to stir up some heat between them. However, Ricochet said Mysterio is a very cool guy and he’s a big fan of his:
“I remember the first time really meeting him, I walked into the room, and Konnan’s like, ‘oh, here he is! This is the guy saying he’s better than you.’ And I was like, ‘what are you doing? Like, why would you say that?’
“Because I didn’t know Rey. I didn’t know how cool he was. I was like, ‘why would you say that? He probably hates me now?’ But that’s just Konnan. But Rey is the coolest guy in the whole world and I’m his biggest fan.”
After their first match together in Lucha Underground, Ricochet got emotional. Mysterio consoled Ricochet before telling him something that would turn the water works back on again. “The Master Of The 619” said, if Eddie Guerrero – another all-time favorite of Ricochet’s – was around today, he’d be a fan of his:
“Like my top three [favorite pro wrestlers] are like The Rock, Rey, and Eddie Guerrero are my top three. It’s absolutely amazing [that The Rock and Mysterio put over Ricochet]. It’s pretty wild.
“I remember the first match I had with Rey at Lucha Underground, I think it was season two, Ultima Lucha [Dos], we had the match, and after the match finishes, and I’m in the ring, I’m legit, like, crying. And I’m not a crier, but I’m crying! Like, oh my God, I’m crying.
“And then I go, whatever, I leave, I go to the backstage,” Ricochet recalled, “and I go to sit down, and I just say to Rey, ‘thank you for the match’ and stuff, and I can’t speak words because I was too busy [hyperventilating and blubbering]. Like, I can’t say words because I’m crying.
“And then, I end up saying, ‘thank you’ and whatever, blah, blah, blah, and Rey goes, he said something. l’m calming down, kind of like relaxing again, and then, Rey said something that made me start crying all over again.
“We was like, ‘man,’ he goes, ‘if Eddie was here, Eddie would have loved you and to see you wrestle and stuff.’ And I was like, ‘oh my God!’ and I started crying all over again.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions