Live blog from WrestleMania XXVII: Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
Live report from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta:
Rhodes, wearing a dark hooded jacket that covered most of his face, entered the ring to new entrance music and a video that suits his dark character.
Mysterio came out in a Captain America outfit.
Rhodes controlled the action early. At the 5-minute mark, he held Mysterio up in a suplex position from the middle rope seemingly forever before finally completing the maneuver. That got a pop from the crowd.
Rhodes blocked a 619 attempt at the 8-minute mark. He then took off Mysterio’s knee brace.
Mysterio connected on a second 619, but Rhodes got his knees up for a dive off the top. Mysterio then connected with two feet to the chest for a near fall.
Mysterio took off Rhodes’ face mask, put it over his mask and used it as a weapon.
With Rhodes on the outside, Mysterio went for a dive between the ropes, but Rhodes blasted him in the face with Mysterio’s knee brace.
Rhodes then hit Cross Rhodes for the victory at 11:55.
This was a good match and Rhodes made a nice accounting of himself on the grand stage.