Rey Mysterio is a Mexican- American professional wrestler currently performing in WWE in the RAW brand. Rey Mysterio’s real name is Óscar Gutiérrez.
He was born on 11 December 1974. He made his debut in WWE on 25th July 2002. His first match was with Chavo Guerrero in Smackdown which was won by Rey Mysterio.
The Rey Mysterio is best known for the High-Flying Lucha Libre wrestling style. This style is an Arial technique of high flying kicks in professional wrestling.
Lucha Libre is a Mexican term used in professional wrestling where the character is picturized with the mask on the face of a wrestler.
He fought for many titles in wrestling. His low hight never came in front of his career. He always rises as a star in the wrestling world.
Rey Mysterio Biography, Height, Weight, Age
|1. Real name||Óscar Gutiérrez|
|2. Birthday||December 11, 1974|
|3. Birthplace||Chula Vista, California|
|4. Country||United States|
|5. Age||44 Years Old(2019)|
|6. Birth Sign||Sagittarius|
|7. Height||In centimeters- 168 cm|
|in meters- 1.68 m|
|in Feet-Inches- 5’ 6”|
|8. Weight||In Kilograms- 79 kg|
|In Pounds- 174.16 lbs|
|9. BodyMeasurement||Chest: 37 Inch, Waist: 30 Inch, Biceps: 14 Inch|
|11. Hometown||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
|12. Schooling||Montgomery High School, San Deigo|
|13. Religion||Christianity(Roman Catholic)|
|14. Father Name||Roberto Gutierrez Sr.|
|15. Mother Name||Maria del Rosario|
|16. Brothers Name||Luis Gutiérrez, Roberto Gutiérrez, Lalo Gutiérrez|
|17. Uncle||Rey Misterio Sr. (Known Wrestler)|
|18. Hobbies||Training, Listening Music and Watching American Football|
|19. His Favorite Wrestler||Randy Orton and Psicosis|
|20. His Favorite Actor||Al Pacino|
|21. His Favorite Movie||Heat (1995), Scarface(1983), Nacho Libre(2006)|
|22. His Favorite Song||All Eyez On Me|
|23. His Favorite Food||Grilled Steak Tacos|
|24. Marital status||Married|
|25. Wedding Date||May 11, 1996|
|26. Car Collections||Customized Toyota Tundra Truck|
|27. Ring Names||Colibri El Nino,Rey Misterio II|
|Rey Misterio Jr|
|Rey Mysterio Jr.,Super Nino|
|28. Rey Mysterio nicknames||The Super Duper Kid|
|The Master of the 619|
|The Ultimate Underdog|
|The Giant Killer|
|The Biggest Little Man|
|29. Finishing move||619|
The Rey Mysterio Assets And Personal Life
Rey Mysterio has been successful in his life. His Net Worth is estimated at $ 12 Million at present.
Mysterio has clinched many championships throughout his career to become one of the highest-earning wrestlers in the world. His achievements are the ‘Mexican National Welterweight Championship’ (one time).
WCW Cruiserweight Championship (five times), WWE World Heavyweight Championship (two times), WWE Tag Team Championship, and the WWE Championship.
He started earning from the age of 13. So you can imagine how hard working man he is.
Besides wrestling, he accumulated his net worth from movies, books, and music. In 2000, He appeared in the movie Ready to Rumble along with several other wrestlers.
Mysterio and rapper Mad One performed the original version of “Booyaka 619”, which he used it as his entrance theme around September 2005.
Where did he Live?
He lives a royal life in Chula Vista, California. There he owns a luxurious house. He is a car lover. But one of the interesting things is he loves to customize the car rather than use it originally.
One of the best customization done by him in his car collection is of custom-built Toyota Tundra truck.
Rey Mysterio’s Family
Rey Mysterio is a happily married person in his life. He married his long-time girlfriend, Angie Gutierrez, in 1996.
The couple gave birth there first child Dominic Gutierrez(Son) in 1997. In 2001, they welcomed their second child Aaliyah Gutierrez(Daughter).
The couple announced that they are expecting their third child in 2018.
His Career After Learning Lucha Libre style
Óscar Gutiérrez started his career when he was 14 years old. He made his debut on 30th April 1989 in Mexico.
He learned his high-flying Lucha Libre wrestling style by his uncle Rey Misterio Sr., who was also a wrestler of his time.
Rey Misterio Sr.was his trainer at that time. From 1989 to 1992 he got various ring names while fighting such as “La Lagartija Verde (The Green Lizard)” and “Colibrí (Hummingbird)”. His uncle gave him name Rey Misterio Jr.
From 1992 to 1995 Rey Mysterio performed in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), Mysterio feuded with Juventud Guerrera. Mysterio’s uncle Misterio Sr. also took on Guerrera in a tag match: Misterio Sr. and Mysterio Jr. facing Guerrera and his father Fuerza Guerrera.
From 1995 to 1996 he performed in Paul Heyman’s Extream championship wrestling (ECW), where he feud with Psicosis and ECW-newcomer Juventud Guerrera.
From 1996 to 1999 Rey Mysterio tried his luck in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He made his debut on June 16, 1996.
There he defeated Malenko in WCW Monday Nitro to win his first Cruiserweight Championship. He remained cruiserweight champion for three months in WCW.
In 1997 he feuded with various WCW stars such as Prince Iaukea, SuperBrawl VII, Lord Steven Regal, New World Order and with his life friend Eddie Guerrero.
He became cruiserweight champion second time after defeating his friend Eddie Guerrero in the Title Vs Mask match.
In 1998 Rey Mysterio in WCW Thunder episode defeated Juventud to win his third cruiserweight championship. Rey Mysterio also underwent a knee operation which restricted him from the ring for six months.
WCW had been a life-turning experience for Rey Mysterio at that time. He defeated Jericho for his fourth Cruiserweight championship. There he feuded with LWO members and Guerrero.
Why Rey Mysterio had to unmask his face?
This topic always remains the ‘hot’ between the audiences. what was the reason behind the Unmasking of Rey Mysterio? Was there any kind of compulsion at that time on him? Here is the answer:
In 1999, Rey Mysterio was forced to join the LWO(Latino world order) group after he lost the match against Eddie Gurrero.
LWO group was formed by Eddie Gurrero and he was the one who forced Rey Mysterio to join the group.
There was another group known as NWO(New World Order). NWO group demanded a disband of the LWO group.
But Rey Mysterio refused to take off his LWO color which led to an attack on him by NWO members.
As a result, the Rey Mysterio teamed up with Konnan at SuperBrawl IX against Kevin Nash and Scot Hall in the “Hair Vs Mask match”.
Rey Mysterio and Konnan lost the match and Rey Mysterio had to unmask his face by himself. He was very depressed after removing his mask as the mask was his prestige, his heritage and he played for it several times.
After unmasking his face he called his uncle Rey Misterio Sr. on phone and shared the whole news.
He also expressed his feeling in front of the public over being unmasked
I was strongly against it! I don’t think WCW understood what the mask meant to me, to my fans and to my family. It was a very bad move on their behalf.
The fans wanted Rey Mysterio with the mask and losing it hurt me a lot. It was also frustrating that it didn’t come as the climax to a feud with another masked wrestler, but in a throwaway match.
The same thing happened to Juventud and Psicosis and psychologically wise it was a bad move by Eric Bischoff. I think the fans understand that I was in a position where I had no option. I either had to lose my mask or lose my job.
This was the first time when Rey Mysterio removed the mask in front of the whole world and shown his real face.
World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE)
Rey Mysterio Jr. was climbing his stairs of success in life. In June 2002, he signed the contract of WWE and The “Jr.” was dropped from his name.
Rey Mysterio made an entry in WWE with his mask put on as he got permission from Lucha Libre Commission for it.
On the 25th of July 2002, he made his WWE debut on Smackdown. In that match, he was against his opponent Chavo Guerrero. He won that match.
Grabbed Many Championships
In WWE Rey feuded with many wrestlers such as Curt Angle, Chris Benoit, and Guerrero’s brother. He grabbed many championships there.
In 2002 Rey Mysterio and his partner Edge defeated Chris Benoit and Curt Angle in Two Out Of Three Falls Match to clinch their first Tag Team Championship.
Smackdown and ‘Rey Mysterio’
In 2003 episode of Smackdown, Rey Mysterio defeated Shannon Moore and Crash Holly in a handicap elimination match for the no. One contender of the cruiserweight championship.
Rey Mysterio defeated Matt Hardy to win his first cruiserweight championship in WWE.
Four months later he lost his title to Tajiri on September 25 episode of SmackDown.
But after three months he regained his title back after defeating Tajiri to win his second Cruiserweight Championship on January 1, 2004.
After that, he lost the title to Chavo Guerrero at No Way Out in February. On the June 17 episode of SmackDown!, he defeated Chavo Classic for a record-setting third Cruiserweight Championship reign.
Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero
Rey Mysterio and Eddie Gurrero had been besties in there life. But in the ring, they have always been an opponent. They fought for many titles and championships in WWE.
On November 13th, 2005 Eddie Guerrero said GoodBye to the world as his body found dead in the Hotel Minneapolis, Minnesota.
At WWE Supershow, where both Smackdown and Raw collided, Rey Mysterio gave an emotional speech about Eddie Guererro’s death.
He was so emotional at that time that he removed his mask in respect of Eddie Guerrero. But his face was down so that nobody can see his face. Mysterio defeated Shawn Michaels in an inter-promotional match later that night.
Both Shawn Michael and Rey Mysterio hugged each other in the ring after the match. He started remembering Eddie Guerrero by looking into the sky while crying.
Rey Mysterio Entries and Exits in WWE
Rey Mysterio made many departures and entries in WWE at that time. On February 14th, 2007 WWE officials announced that Rey Mysterio is suffering from a biceps injury.
After facing Edge in 2008 No Way Out Rey Mysterio informed about his injury and he had to undergo three major surgeries for that. Rey Mysterio stayed away from WWE for six months to undergo surgeries.
Rey Mysterio was back after six months and was shifted to the RAW brand. There he challenged Jhon Bradshaw Layfield for the Intercontinental championship 2008 which he won by defeating JBL in Wrestlemania 25th.
Again the time came when Mysterio had to leave WWE. On the 2nd of August 2008, WWE Officials announced that Mysterio would be suspended for 30 days, effective September 2, for violating the company’s Wellness Policy.
In an interview with Mexican newspaper Record, Mysterio stated that he was suspended for a drug he was using for his knee and arm.
Later he defended himself by saying that he had a prescription for the drug which he was using. But he failed to produce evidence at that time to avoid the suspension.
‘why did Rey Mysterio leave the WWE?’
The whole world wants to know that ‘why did Rey Mysterio leave the WWE?’. What happened at that time that Rey Mysterio had to leave the WWE or he willingly left the WWE at that time.
In 2012 Rey Mysterio again suspended by WWE for 60 days due to his second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program policy.
After a gap of a year, Rey Mysterio returned back in RAW and teamed up with Sin Cara to defeat Primo and Epico.
Actually, Rey was not happy by the Picturised of the direction of teaming up with Sin Cara By WWE Officials.
According to him, there was no creative direction related to his tag team with Sin Cara. This was the first time when the thought strike in his mind of leaving WWE. As per the report, he said.
“After my last surgery in 2011, I came back at the end in 2012. I felt like I rushed myself. When I went back on the shelf, came back and they put me with Sin Cara, and I felt like I wasn’t going anywhere.
I was being thrown in to just have tag matches, there was no direction for Rey Mysterio, My contract was coming to the end and I decided to not re-sign. Sometimes i wanted to take time off to spend time with my family and go from there”
Rey Mysterio, the Lucha Libre stylish wrestler always been a very tough person in his life. He underwent many surgeries for his injuries throughout the matches.
In 13 Years of his stay in WWE, he always been criticized for his low Hight and didn’t get appreciation from WWE officials for his talent. He had always been underestimated for his talent throughout WWE.
From here the differences increased between Rey and WWE.
Back In WWE
In 2014, it was reported that Rey wanted to leave WWE. His contract was also about to expire.
But WWE officials extended Mysterio’s contract without intimating him.
Instead of returning to WWE, he appeared in a video message at the end of AAA’s Triplemania show saying goodbye to all his fans and promised to come back as soon as possible.
Then WWE officials finally announced that Rey Mysterio’s contract had expired with WWE ending his 13-year tenure with the company. In January 2018 The Mysterio was back in WWE and showing his skills.