Rey Mysterio
FULL NAME   Óscar Gutiérrez
BORN   December 11, 1974
HEIGHT   5'6"
NATIONALITY   American
RELATION(S)   Spouse: Angie Gutierrez

About

Rey Mysterio is arguably considered as the greatest luchador and masked wrestler in the history of pro wrestling. Known for several of his accomplishments, Rey Mysterio 619 finishing maneuver has become a trademark move in the pro wrestling industry and Mysterio is also known for his countless ‘David vs Goliath’ matches.

ECW

After an independent career in Mexico for Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion, Rey Mysterio signed for Paul Heyman’s ECW promotion in 1995. He made a name for himself, feuding with the likes of Psicosis and Juventud Guerrera. However, would eventually move to WCW, during the time of the Monday Night Wars.

WCW

Shortly after signing with WCW, Rey Mysterio established himself as one of teh best Cruiserweights in the world, as he feuded with the likes of Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, and Dean Malenko. During his tenure with WCW, Mysterio won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship on five different occasions, the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship on one occasion (with Billy Kidman), and also won the WCW World Tag Team Championship on three occasions.

During his tenure with WCW, Mysterio also lost his mask for a short amount of time during his feud with the nWo.

CMLL


After WCW was shut down, Mysterio made his return to the Mexican Independent scene where he competed for CMLL and wrestled a total of 10 matches for the promotion.

WWE

WWE has always been considered as the “Land of the Giants”, however, with Rey Mysterio’s signing, that perception was changed once and for all. Upon his arrival to WWE in 2002, Rey Mysterio engaged into some memorable feuds against the likes of Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle, and Randy Orton.

Mysterio also formed a tag team with Eddie Guerrero and won the WWE Tag Team Championships with him. Mysterio and Guerrero eventually ended up becoming rivals and had one of the most memorable feuds of all time in WWE.

At WrestleMania 22, Rey Mysterio pinned Randy Orton in a Triple Threat Match also involving Kurt Angle in order to win the World Heavyweight Championship. As World Champion, Mysterio had number of feuds against the likes of JBL and King Booker.

Following his run as World Champion, Mysterio inserted himself into the Intercontinental Title picture. At WrestleMania XXV, Mysterio won the WWE Intercontinental Championship from JBL in a record time of 21 seconds. As IC Champion, Mysterio had number of memorable feuds with the likes of Chris Jericho and John Morrison.

In 2011, Mysterio won the vacant WWE Championship only to lose it to John Cena later in the same night. After suffering multiple injuries on a frequent basis, Rey Mysterio eventually departed from WWE after losing his final match to Bad News Barrett.

Rey Mysterio

AAA

In 2015, Mysterio made his return to Mexican promotion AAA where he won the Lucha Libre World Cup with his “Dream Team” which consisted of Myzteziz and Alberto El Patron.

Independent Circuit

The same year, Mysterio made his return to the Independent Circuit where he competed for promotions such as WCPW competing against the likes of Will Ospreay, Penta El Zero M, and Alberto El Patron.

On September 1st, 2018, Mysterio competed at Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks’ self-financed event All In where he teamed up with Fenix and Bandido in a losing effort against The Golden Elite team of Kota Ibushi and The Young Bucks.

Lucha Underground

After taking some time off from WWE in 2015, Mysterio went on to work for the independents. He

was in the second and third seasons of the show and even won the Trios Championship with Prince Puma and Dragon Azteca Jr.

New Japan Pro Wrestling

Rey Mysterio made his NJPW debut at Dominion 6.9 at the Osaka-jo Hall in 2018, as he teamed up with Jushin Thunder Liger and Hiroshi Tanahashi and lost to the Bullet Club trio of Cody Rhodes, Marty Scurll, and Hangman Page.

Return to AAA

On June 3, 2018, Mysterio returned to AAA at Verano de Escandalo, competing in a three-way match for the AAA Mega Championship against Rey Wegner and Jeff Jarrett, with Jarrett winning.

Return to WWE

At the 2018 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Rey Mysterio made his return to WWE as part of a one-time deal with WWE. He entered the Royal Rumble match at number 27, eliminating Adam Cole before being eliminated by Finn Balor.

In September, it was confirmed that Mysterio had signed a two-year deal with WWE. At SmackDown 1000, Mysterio competed in his first singels match for WWE since April of 2014, as he defeated then-US Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura to qualify for the WWE World Cup. At the Crown Jewel show during the WWE World Cup, Mysterio defeated Randy Orton in the first round but was attacked by Orton after the match. In the semi-finals of the tournament, The Miz eliminated Mysterio from the World Cup. Mysterio then entered a feud with Andrade on SmackDown Live and the two men put together a series of outstanding matches. The former World Champion was also involved in a feud against Randy

Orton which culminated in a Chairs Match between the two at TLC.

At WrestleMania 35, Rey Mysterio earned himself a shot at Samoa Joe’s US Championship but was defeated by the latter within one minute. During the 2019 Superstar Shake-Up, Mysterio was drafted to Raw and at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Mysterio defeated Joe to win his first United States Championship, becoming the twenty-first Grand Slam Champion in the process. Two weeks later on Raw, Mysterio announced that he would vacate the title the week after due to suffering an injury from a post-match beatdown by Joe.

On the July 8th edition of Raw, Mysterio made his return to WWE and accepted Bobby Lashley’s open challenge. But the former US Champion was eventually defeated by Lashley and also suffered a post-match beatdown from Lashley.

He won the United States Championship for the second time in his career by defeating AJ Styles at the post Survivor Series episode of RAW. He lost the title to Andrade at a WWE Live Event held at Madison Square Garden on December 26, 2019.

Rey Mysterio Son

Rey Mysterio’s son Dominik has also been getting some TV time as of late. Dominik was recently seen interacting with Samoa Joe on Raw, however, several years ago, he was also seen involved in Mysterio’s feud with CM Punk and the Straight Edge Society. Dominickwas also in custody of a ladder match between Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero.

Rey Mysterio

Signature Moves

619
Droppin’ Da Dime
Frog Splash
Springboard seated Senton
Springboard Splash
Springboard diving headbutt
West Coast Pop

Entrance Themes

"March of Death" by Jimmy Hart
“Psyko” by Konnan and Mad One
“619” by Jim Johnston and Chris Classic
“Booyaka” by Mad One and Rey Mysterio
“619 Booyaka” by P.O.D.

Nicknames

"The Master of the 619"
"The Ultimate Underdog"
"The Biggest Little Man"
"The Greatest High-Flyer in WWE History"
"The Giant Killer"
"El Super Duper Niño"

Major Accomplishments

WWE Championship (1-time)
World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
WWE United States Championship (2 times)
WWE Tag Team Championship (4 times with Edge, Rob Van Dam, Eddie Guerrero, and Batista)
WWE Cruiserweight Championship (3)
WCW World Cruiserweight Championship (5 times)
The Crash Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Lucha Underground Trios Championship (1 time)

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