Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley and Bianca Belair Make Their Picks As World Cup Fever Grips WWE Universe

Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley and Bianca Belair Make Their Picks As World Cup Fever Grips WWE Universe

  • Rey Mysterio and Raquel Rodriguez are firmly behind Mexico in the FIFA World Cup tournament
  • WWE superstars recently kitted up in their national team's shirts to show their support for their sides
  • The World Cup kicked off with hosts Qatar losing to Ecuador, thanks to two goals from Enner Valencia

World Cup fever has gripped the globe, and even the WWE Universe is getting in on the act.

While WWE SmackDown is hosting its own World Cup tournament to crown a new number-one contender for the Intercontinental title, some of the superstars turned their attention to the actual tournament in Qatar.

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Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair and other WWE superstars got kitted up to show their support for their countries at the FIFA World Cup. Image: @WrestleOps/ @WrestleFeatures/ @WRESTLEZONEcom
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Popular wrestlers like Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley and Bianca Belair, all donning their country’s kits, pledged their allegiance to their sides after the tournament officially kicked off.

The WWE shared a video of superstars picking their favourites for the tournament, with The Brawling Brutes, Ricochet, Raquel Rodriguez, Asuka, Robert Roode and Ludwig Kaiser all featuring.

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Kaiser, a native of Hamburg in Germany, has a good chance of his team winning the cup for the fifth time, while Roode’s Canada probably isn’t going to be considered favourites anytime soon.

Butch and Ridge Holland’s English team are also expected to perform well this year, while Asuka’s Japan could pull off some surprises, as could Mysterio’s Mexico side.

The World Cup got underway yesterday (November 20), with host Qatar going down 2-0 to Ecuador in the opening game. Captain Enner Valencia was named the man of the match as he scored both goals for his side, Sports Mole reported.

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