In the lead-up to the Fatal Four Way pay per view in June of 2010. Rey Mysterio won a battle royal to earn a place in the championship match at the event.
Mysterio would eliminate Kane last in the match. Something that will come back to haunt Mysterio. The master of the 619 defeated Jack Swagger, Big Show, and CM Punk to win his second World Heavyweight Championship at the pay-per-view.
His reign would last only 28 days as WWE failed to establish him as a top main event star. The start to his reign wasn’t the ideal start for the new champion.
He missed his first SmackDown show as champion. Upon his return, Jack Swagger applied the ankle lock and beat him down for two weeks straight.