Rey Mysterio Biography
GENERAL/Beginning of REY MYSTERIO
Rey Mysterio's real name is Oscar Gutierrez and he was born on December 11, 1974. He was born in San Diego, California. Rey Mysterio was trained by his uncle Rey Misterio Sr. and made his professional debut in 1989 as Colibri (means Hummingbird in Spanish) in the lucha libre. He first wrestled in Mexico and went upwards to the USA.
Mysterio currently lives in San Diego, California. In an interview, Mysterio has stated that he lives in a gated house, but sometimes the gate is not closed (which is annoying to him). When his wife and him were thinking about building his new house, Mysterio said to his wife "Let me take care of the outside." So outside, he created the backyard and the backyard has a waterslide, pool that holds 1,200 gallons of water and a jacuzzi. Mysterio has a family. He has a wife named Angelica a.k.a Angie. He has one son named Dominik and one daughter named Aalyah. He also has a dog named Rocky.
ECW AND WCW
In 1995, he wrestled in ECW. He was signed by WCW in 1996. His first match in WCW was at the Great American Bash and he faced the Cruiserweight Champ Dean Malenko. In WCW, Rey mostly fought with high flyers such as Ultimate Dragon, Juventud Guerrera, Billy Kidman, and Psicosis.
During Halloween Havoc on WCW (1997), 'Rey Misterio Jr versus Eddie Guererro' was his most famous match in WCW. It was 'MATCH OF THE YEAR'. In 1998, he lost a match and was forced to join LWO (Latino World Order). In 1999, on WCW at Super Brawl, he lost a tag team match to Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and was forced to unmask. He was so disappointed. The New Unmasked Rey Mysterio Jr. was born and was nicknamed Giant Killer because he defeated the big guys on WCW like Bam Bam Bigalow, Scott Norton, and Kevin Nash.
Later in the year he formed a tag team with Billy Kidman and soon joined Master P's 'No Limit Soldiers'. After Master P left WCW, he formed the Filthy Animals with Konan and Eddie Guerrero. Billy Kidman and Juventud Guerrera would join the group later. In 2000, they joined the 'New Blood' and later feuded with 'Misfits in Action' and 'Team Canada'. At the final WCW Nitro, Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio won the recently created cruiserweight tag team championship. After WCW shut down, Rey was off national TV for over a year. He and Billy Kidman got to keep the cruiserweight tag team belts.
In 2002, when he was off air, the WWE company called him and asked if he wanted to join WWE. He was happy and said yes. It was like starting his career all over.
Rey Mysterio made a new and better mask. By the minute the fans saw him, they loved him right away. His debut was in the summer of 2002 and he faced Chavo Guererro. His first feud was with Kurt Angle. In early 2003, he was injured by the Big Show. When Rey returned to action, he briefly held the Cruiserweight title and then reformed his tag team with Billy Kidman.
In 2005, Eddie & Rey won the tag team titles. Eddie was jealous of the fact that he never beat Rey and turned on his partner. He held a secret behind Rey's back, which turned out to be that Dominik was really adopted by Rey, and Eddie wanted his son back. Rey won a ladder match to retain the custody of his son. Since Eddie's tragic death, Rey has been dedicating his matches to his friend.
Over the years, Rey Mysterio had been given nicknames such as Underdog, Master of 619, and Mr. 619. Rey Mysterio stunned the world when he won the 2006 Royal Rumble. At WrestleMania 22, he became the World Heavyweight Championship by beating champion Kurt Angle and Randy Orton. He celebrated his victory with Vicki and Chavo Guerrero.
After 2006, Vicki and Chavo had a feud with Rey Mysterio. Vicki & Chavo hated Mysterio because he kept talking about Eddie Guerrero and Mysterio isn't a Guerrero so he shouldn't be talking about Eddie.
Rey Mysterio's Personal Life
Rey Mysterio loves Al Pacino and skulls. He also plays golf in his mini golf course. He has a closet full of his attires he's worn over the years. He has replicas of swords. Rey Mysterio gets his tattoos done at Avalon Tattoo in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California.
WCW and WWE titles Rey had won
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Wrestlemania 25 - beat JBL in 21 seconds
World Heavyweight Championship
4/2/06 WrestleMania 22 - beat Champ Kurt Angle & Randy Orton
WWE Tag Team Title
1/7/02 - with Edge beat Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit
12/9/04 - with Rob Van Dam beat Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki
2/20/05 No Way Out - with Eddie Guerrero beat The Basham Brothers
12/16/05 - with Batista beat MNM
WWE Cruiserweight Title
6/5/03 - Matt Hardy
1/1/04 - Tajiri
6/17/04 - Chavo Guerrerro
WCW Cruiserweight Title
7/8/96 - Dean Malenko
10/26/97 Halloween Havoc - Eddie Guerrero
1/15/98 - Juventud Guerrera
3/15/99 - Billy Kidman
4/26/99 - Psicosis
WCW Tag Team Titles
3/29/99 - with Billy Kidman beat Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko
10/18/99 - with Konan beat Harlem Heat
8/14/00 - with Juventud Guerrera beat The Great Muta & Vampiro
WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles
3/26/01 - with Billy Kidman beat Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper