Back in 2006, Rey Mysterio was involved in a feud with Randy Orton and Kurt Angle. The feud culminated in a World Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania 22. Kurt Angle defended his title against Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton in a triple threat match at the pay-per-view. It seems Vince McMahon was not a big fan. Vince McMahon also despised a major ECW Champion.
Against all odds, Rey Mysterio managed to pull off the shocking win and became the new World Heavyweight Champion. He dedicated his win to the late great Eddie Guerrero, who had passed away in 2005. However, Mysterio was actually booed throughout the match while Kurt Angle was the one who got cheered.
WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle spoke on ‘The Kurt Angle Show’, where he revealed what Vince McMahon thought of Rey Mysterio getting booed.
“Yes, I was turning babyface, and I was having a nice run as champion, and my whole wrestling character, ‘The Wrestling Machine’ started, and you know, we were running full circle with that so, the fans really took to that wrestling character, The Wrestling Machine. I remember, you know, the fans were cheering for Kurt Angle. The fans are going to cheer for who they want to cheer for. There is nothing you can do about that. I’m just surprised that they were actually booing Rey. That was a little harsh. I’m not sure why but they just preferred Kurt Angle to win that night.”
“I think it had a lot to do with it because, you know, like I said before, Rey Mysterio has never been booed out of the building. And this was the first time for him. And I think that Vince McMahon saw that as a, ‘Oh, okay, maybe Rey isn’t quite as over as I thought he was.’ And I think that might have affected Rey’s title run. But the whole match was based on Eddie Guerrero and his remembrance. So Rey winning the title, nobody was going to stop that, and that was the right decision. Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio deserved it.”