Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio

Personal Information

Full Name Óscar Gutiérrez
Date of Birth December 11, 1974
Nationality American
Birth Place Chula Vista, California, U.S.
Height 5'6"
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song Booyaka 619
Debut April 30, 1989
Nickname The Biggest Little Man
Family Spouse: Angie Gutierrez; Children: Dominik Mysterio and Aliyah Mysterio

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Rey Mysterio: A Brief Biography

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Rey Mysterio, born Oscar Gutierrez, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler who is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Earning the nickname "The Master of the 619" for his signature finishing move, Mysterio is celebrated as one of the greatest luchadors (a Mexican masked wrestler) and high-flyers in wrestling history.


Throughout his career, Mysterio held a total of 25 championships between WWE and WCW, including three world championships. He is also recognized as a Grand Slam champion in WWE and won the 2006 Royal Rumble match. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2023, Mysterio is one of the few names who have been inducted while still actively wrestling. Further, he is also a part of the only father-son duo to win the tag team titles in WWE. His legacy as a high-flying, acrobatic wrestler and his influence on the popularization of cruiserweight wrestling and lucha libre has made him an enduring icon in the world of professional wrestling.


NameÓscar Gutiérrez Rubio
BornDecember 11, 1974
NationalityAmerican
Height5' 6"
Weight175 lbs (79 kg)
FamilyDominik Mysterio (Son); Angie Gutierrez (Wife); Aalyah Mysterio (Daughter)
Birth PlaceChula Vista, California, USA
DebutApril 30, 1989


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Rey Mysterio’s Early Life


Rey Mysterio, whose real name is Óscar Gutiérrez, was born on December 11, 1974, in Chula Vista, California, United States. He grew up in a family of wrestlers, with his uncle, Rey Misterio Sr., being a famous luchador in Mexico. Mysterio was exposed to wrestling from a young age and became interested in pursuing it as a career.


Mysterio attended Montgomery High School in San Diego, California, where he was an accomplished amateur wrestler. He won several titles and awards in high school wrestling, including the California Interscholastic Federation state championship in his weight class. Mysterio's background in amateur wrestling helped him develop the technical skills and athleticism that would serve him well in his professional wrestling career.


Rey Mysterio Professional Wrestling Career


Rey Mysterio's greatest matches: photos | WWE



Rey Mysterio's early career began in 1989 when he was just 14 years old. He began wrestling on the independent circuit in Mexico and California, where he was trained by his uncle, Rey Misterio Sr. Mysterio quickly gained a reputation for his high-flying, acrobatic style of wrestling and his small stature, which set him apart from other wrestlers.


Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (1992–1995)


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Rey Mysterio had a significant association with Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) during the early years of his professional wrestling career. Mysterio signed with AAA in 1992 and began to gain more experience in the ring, facing off against top Mexican wrestlers and participating in high-profile events.


Mysterio's time in AAA helped him to develop his skills as a wrestler and to gain further exposure in the wrestling world. He continued to work for AAA on and off throughout his career, even after he had achieved great success in other promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).


Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995–1996)


Rey Mysterio had a brief stint in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1995-1996. During this time, he was still a relatively unknown wrestler in the United States, but his appearances in ECW helped to introduce him to a new audience. Mysterio's high-flying style of wrestling was a perfect fit for ECW's fast-paced and innovative style, and he quickly became a fan favorite. He had several memorable matches during his time in ECW, including a match against Psicosis that is still remembered as a classic by fans of the promotion.


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World Championship Wrestling (1996 to 2001)


Rey Mysterio had a very successful run in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1996 to 2001. His arrival in WCW coincided with the rise of the Cruiserweight division, and Mysterio quickly became one of the division's top stars. During his time in WCW, Mysterio won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship five times, the WCW World Tag Team Championship three times, and had several memorable matches against some of the top wrestlers in the company. His matches against Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, and Juventud Guerrera are still remembered as some of the greatest matches in WCW history.


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Mysterio's time in WCW helped to popularize lucha libre in the United States and brought international attention to the Cruiserweight division. His high-flying, acrobatic style of wrestling captured the imaginations of fans around the world and helped to establish him as one of the top wrestlers in the industry.


Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2001–2002)


Rey Mysterio also had a short stint in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) from 2001 to 2002. During this time, Mysterio returned to his roots in lucha libre and competed in some of the biggest matches of his career. In CMLL, Mysterio won the CMLL World Welterweight Championship and had several memorable matches against some of Mexico's top luchadors, including Black Tiger and El Hijo del Santo.


Independent circuit and Puerto Rico (2001–2002)


After his departure from WCW, Rey Mysterio briefly competed on the independent circuit and in Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2002. During this time, Mysterio continued to showcase his high-flying, fast-paced wrestling style and proved that he was still one of the top wrestlers in the world. Mysterio competed for various independent promotions across the United States, including Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. He also made several appearances in Puerto Rico for the International Wrestling Association (IWA), where he had a memorable feud with the company's top star, Savio Vega.


World Wrestling Entertainment (2002 - 2015)


Rey Mysterio made his debut in WWE in 2002 as part of the SmackDown brand. His arrival was highly anticipated by fans, who were eager to see how he would fare in WWE's competitive and fast-paced environment. Mysterio quickly made an impact in WWE, winning the Cruiserweight Championship just a few months after his debut. He continued to have success in the Cruiserweight division, winning the championship two more times and becoming one of the most popular and beloved wrestlers on the SmackDown roster.


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In 2006, Mysterio achieved the pinnacle of success in WWE when he won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22. This victory made Mysterio the first Mexican-born wrestler to win a world championship in WWE history and cemented his status as one of the all-time greats. Over the years, Mysterio won several other championships in WWE, including the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship, and the Tag Team Championship. He also participated in some of WWE's biggest events, including the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania, and headlined numerous pay-per-view events.


Lucha Underground (2015–2018)


After leaving WWE in 2015, Rey Mysterio signed with Lucha Underground, a wrestling promotion that aired on the El Rey Network. Mysterio made his debut in the second season of the show in 2016, and quickly became one of its biggest stars. During his time in Lucha Underground, Mysterio had several memorable matches and feuds, including battles against fellow Lucha legends such as Chavo Guerrero Jr., Prince Puma, and Pentagon Jr. He also won the Lucha Underground Trios Championship as a member of "The Lucha Dragons" stable, along with Dragon Azteca Jr. and Prince Puma.


Return to WWE (2018 - present)


Rey Mysterio returned to WWE in 2018, making a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble event on January 28. He then signed a two-year contract with the company, joining the SmackDown brand. Mysterio quickly made an impact, engaging in feuds with wrestlers such as Andrade "Cien" Almas and Randy Orton. In May 2019, Mysterio suffered an injury during a match with Samoa Joe, which forced him to vacate the United States Championship. He returned in September of that year and continued to be a prominent figure on SmackDown, teaming up with his son Dominik Mysterio in tag team matches.


Rey Mysterio makes a shocking return in the Royal Rumble Match: Royal Rumble  2018 (WWE Network Exclusive) | WWE
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In 2020, Mysterio continued to wrestle on SmackDown, including a feud with Seth Rollins and his disciples in the "Monday Night Messiah" storyline. Mysterio and Dominik also won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, becoming the first father-son duo to hold the title in WWE before his son turned on him at SummerSlam 2022. Mysterio has since continued to perform on SmackDown, competing in high-profile matches and feuds. In 2023, he was announced as an inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023. On the road to WrestleMania 39, Dominik, who had now joined The Judgment Day challenged his father for a match at the event, which Mysterio was initially reluctant to partake in.


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However, as time went on and his son did not back out from the challenge, Mysterio finally accepted and beat his son at WrestleMania Hollywood. He then worked on leading the reformed Latino World Order which also included Bad Bunny, Santos Escobar, Zelina Vega, and other members of the Legado Del Fantasma. On the 11 August, 2023 episode of SmackDown, Escobar earned the shot against Austin Theory's United States Championship. However, he could not compete in the match and was replaced by Rey Mysterio. The Legendary Luchador went on to beat Theory and win the United States Championship for the third time in his career. He then defended his gold against Austin Theory at Payback 2023 in a winning effort.


During his reign, Mysterio also defended his title against stablemate Santos Escobar who wanted to challenge for the gold once. At Fastlane 2023, Mysterio and Escobar teamed up with a returning Carlito to defeat Street Profits and Bobby Lashley. On the October 20 episode of SmackDown, Logan Paul returned to WWE and vowed to win a title, challenging Rey Mysterio for the US Championship. A match was then booked between the two superstars for Crown Jewel. At the event, Paul used brass knuckles to defeat Mysterio and end his reign at 85 days.


The following SmackDown, Carlito blamed Santos Escobar for this loss leading to a breakout between the faction. Later that night, Carlito lost a match to Lashley and Escobar led a surprise attack on Mysterio. Mysterio then underwent a knee surgery and was announced to be out of action for at least six weeks.


Rey Mysterio Net Worth 2024


As per various sources, Rey Mysterio is worth around $10 Million in 2024. His current annual salary is undisclosed, but it is reported that he draws a basic pay of at least $174,000 per year. Click here to learn about the net worth of Rey Mysterio in detail.


Rey Mysterio's Wife

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Rey Mysterio is married to Angie Gutierrez, and the couple has two children together: a son named Dominik and a daughter named Aalyah. Dominik has followed in his father's footsteps and has become a professional wrestler, making his debut in WWE in 2020. Mysterio's family has been supportive of his wrestling career, and he has often spoken about the importance of family in his life.


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Dominik Mysterio - Son


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WWE Superstar Dominik Mysterio is the son of Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio. He was the driving force in the iconic 2005 feud of Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero where they both fought for his custody. Fifteen years later, in 2020, Dominik Mysterio joined his father in WWE, making his debut against Seth Rollins. The father and son became the first father-son duo to win the tag titles in WWE before Dominik turned on his father in the programming.


Aalyah Mysterio - Daughter


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Alongside Dominik Mysterio, Aalyah Mysterio was also a common face to WWE fans as she made a few appearances in her childhood to support her father from the ringside. She also played a crucial role when her father and her brother feuded against Seth Rollins and his disciple Buddy Murphy in 2020.


Rey Mysterio's Uncle


Rey Mysterio's uncle, Rey Misterio Sr., whose real name was Miguel Ángel López Díaz, was a legendary Mexican wrestler who was known for his high-flying and acrobatic style in the ring. He began his career in the 1970s and quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers in Mexico, particularly in the Lucha Libre scene.


Misterio Sr. had a long and successful career, winning numerous championships and accolades, and he was particularly known for his feud with El Hijo del Santo. He retired from wrestling in 2003, but continued to be involved in the sport as a commentator and trainer. When Mysterio was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023, he dedicated the honor to his uncle, saying that he would not have become a wrestler without his influence and guidance.


Rey Mysterio's Height, Weight, Age and more


NameRey Mysterio
BornDecember 11, 1974
NationalityAmerican
Height5' 6"
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
FamilyAngie Gutiérrez (Spouse)
Birth PlaceChula Vista, California
DebutApril 30, 1989
Finisher619
Major accomplishments in WWERoyal Rumble (2006), Hall of Fame (2023), WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship, Cruiserweight Championship, Tag Team Championship



Rey Mysterio Awards and Achievements


Rey Mysterio has won numerous awards and championships throughout his professional wrestling career. Here are some of his notable achievements:


PromotionChampionship Won
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración / Lucha Libre AAA WorldwideMexican National Trios Championship (1 time) – with Octagón and Super Muñeco
Mexican National Welterweight Championship (1 time)
Lucha Libre World Cup (2015) – with Myzteziz and El Patrón Alberto
AAA Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)
Técnico of the Year (2015)
Catch Wrestling EuropeCWE World Grand Prix (2017)
The CrashThe Crash Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
DDT Pro-WrestlingIronman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
Destiny World WrestlingDWW Championship (1 time)
Hollywood Heavyweight WrestlingHHW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
International Wrestling All-StarsIWAS Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Konnan
Lucha UndergroundLucha Underground Trios Championship (1 time) – with Dragon Azteca Jr. and Prince Puma
World Championship WrestlingWCW Cruiserweight Championship (5 times)
WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Billy Kidman
WCW World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Billy Kidman (1), Konnan (1), and Juventud Guerrera (1)
World Wrestling AssociationWWA Lightweight Championship (3 times)
WWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rey Misterio Sr.
WWA Welterweight Championship (3 times)
World Wrestling CouncilWWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWEWWE Championship (1 time)
World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
WWE United States Championship (3 times)
WWE Cruiserweight Championship (3 times)
WWE Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Edge (1), Rob Van Dam (1), Eddie Guerrero (1), and Batista (1)
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dominik Mysterio
Royal Rumble (2006)
WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2023)
Championship Competition Tournament (2007)
Bragging Rights Trophy (2010) – with Team SmackDown (Big Show, Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Tyler Reks and Kofi Kingston)
WWE Championship Tournament (2011)
21st Triple Crown Champion
21st Grand Slam Champion


FAQs

A. Rey Mysterio's real name is Óscar Gutiérrez.
A. Rey Mysterio started his professional wrestling career in 1989, at the age of 14, on the independent circuit.

A. Rey Mysterio has won 25 championships between WWE and WCW, including three world championships.

A. Rey Mysterio returned to WWE in 2018.

A. Yes, Rey Mysterio was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023. 

A. In WWE, Rey Mysterio is billed at 5 ft 6 in (168 cm).