Rey Mysterio is considered by many to be the greatest luchador in wrestling history. Rey Mysterio is
known for his trademark 619 manoeuvre and for inspiring countless ‘smaller’ athletes to succeed in
the land of giants.
After an independent career in Mexico, Rey Mysterio came to ECW in 1995. He made a name for
himself, feuding with the likes of Psicosis and Juventud Guerrera. However, he could soon move to
WCW, at the height of the Monday Night Wars.
Rey Mysterio quickly became a part of WCW’s Cruiserweight Division and went on to feud with the
likes of Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko and Chris Jericho. He won multiple Tag Team Championships
and also Cruiserweight Championships. Rey Mysterio was unmasked during his time in WCW. He has
spoken about how much he disliked this angle, because of what the mask represents to a luchador.
While WWE has always known to favour the larger guys, Rey Mysterio has had a career in the
company that few can boast of. While Rey Mysterio was known as Rey Mysterio Jr. outside WWE,
the Jr. bit was dropped for WWE. He has had memorable feuds with the likes of Kurt Angle, Randy
Orton, Shawn Michaels and Cody Rhodes. In his WWE career, not only has he won the World
Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Championship, he has also won the 2006 Royal Rumble.
Rey Mysterio took some time off from WWE in 2015 and went on to work for the independents. He
was in the second and third seasons of the show. Rey Mysterio even won the Trios Championship
with Prince Puma and Dragon Azteca Jr.
Return to WWE
Rey Mysterio made a comeback to WWE in 2018, on SmackDown 1000. Rey Mysterio had a heated
feud with Randy Orton since then, two men who are no strangers to one another. The feud
culminated in a chairs match at WWE TLC.