Angel Reyna’s Lucha Libre Goal Celebration Among Best-Ever WWE Moments in Soccer (Video)


Angel Reyna's Lucha Libre Goal Celebration Among Best-Ever WWE Moments in Soccer (Video)Monterrey’s Angel Reyna proves it’s not how you score a goal that’s important. What really counts is how you celebrate.

Reyna, 27, completed his personal hat-trick when he scored the fifth and final goal of Monterrey’s 5-0 slaughter of Chorrillo in the CONCACAF Champions League. Though his final strike may have been nothing more than a simple chip past a stranded, mentally-broken Algish Dixon (even the since-expelled Chinese badminton players gave a better effort), Reyna’s celebration was simply world class.

In a practiced move, Reyna jumped on Abraham Dario Carreno, wrapped his legs around Carreno’s neck, and whipped his teammate to the ground all in one motion. Though better than his goal, the lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) and WWE-inspired takedown was an unfortunately accurate reflection of the night’s proceedings.

Reyna’s throw-down reminded us of some of our other favorite goal celebrations.

Mario Balotelli‘s “Why Always Me?” t-shirt will always hold a special place in the history of the Manchester derby. For a team celebration, look no further than South Africa’s choreographed dancing following Siphiwe Tshabalala‘s opening goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Meanwhile, the best reactions aren’t always done by the players. Ian Darke‘s call of Giovanni Van Bronckhorst‘s “absolute firecracker” did due justice to one of the best goals of the 2010 World Cup. However, the most outrageous piece of commentating has to go to the inimitable Ray Hudson whose reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo‘s beauty of a free kick truly defies explanation.

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