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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Rey Mysterio Facts

Rey Mysterio - meaning ‘King of Mystery‘ in Spanish - is considered one of the stars in the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) constellation and today he is the World Heavyweight Champion. He is famous for using aerial techniques in the ring and still gets asked to give autographs for winning the WCW/WWE Cruiserweight championship eight times – a record.

By his real name Óscar Gutiérrez y Rubio, he is also known in the ring as Rey Misterio, Jr. and Rey Mysterio, Jr. His name is a sign of honor to his uncle and trainer, Rey Misterio, Sr. Rey Junior started wrestling in 1989 in Mexico at just 14-years-old, and because of that, he was not given a license. He started out using the name Colibri in Mexico but after reaching the age of 18, he took his uncles name, added the Jr. and changed Misterio into Mysterio.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Mysterio took on a lot of important matches, including a fight in 1999, with Kevin Nash – fight he lost and got his mask off. This made him return to Mexico where his fame was still growing. He decided later to go back to the WWE in 2002 where he had the opportunity to his mask again. In February 2005, Mysterio got a victory at his third WWE Tag-Team Championship by pairing up with his long-term friend but still formal rival, Eddie Guerrero. The date of November 2005, when Guerrero was sadly found dead in his hotel room, brought a lot of grief to Mysterio who after that made a speech and in the middle of it, out of respect for his friend took of his mask.

Mysterio’s recent winnings like becoming the new WWE Tag Team Champions, along with Batista, after defeating MNM besides giving him more glory and making him more famous were for him an opportunity to dedicate something important to his past-away friend. He also won the January 2006 Royal Rumble in Miami, Florida. Mysterio is the lightest and shortest wrestler to have won this competition and the world title. Thumbs up for Rey Misterio and his incredible career.


Anonymous said...

rey mysterio rules


i like matt morgan lol

Anonymous said...

rey mysterio aka oscar is the best