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Happy 40th Birthday, Rey Mysterio!

Dec 11, 2014
Karina


Today, December 11th marks Rey Mysterio’s 40th birthday! It’s hard to believe that Rey is 40 and even then, that he’s been in wrestling for more than half of his lifetime. The fans and I would like to send out nothing but happy thoughts, hugs and all the best wishes to a happy 40th birthday to Rey Mysterio. Thanks for being an incredible person to look up to and thanks for doing your best at all times. Nothing but love.

Karina

Rey Mysterio Interview with MLW Radio – Where is Rey Mysterio?!

Oct 20, 2014
Karina

Rey Mysterio conducted a cameo appearance on the MLW Podcast with Konnan to celebrate their 150th episode. Rey is in the first 20 minutes of the podcast and discusses what he’s doing at the moment, what about wrestling and more. For a quick transcript read below, to hear the full interview with Rey, click here!

- Rey says that he’s been home in the 619 just being a father and has been able to attend any sports that his children are involved in. He’s just been enjoying his time with his wife and his children most of all.

– Rey says that he’s been out due to a hand issue and tearing tissues in his hand. He says that he’s been feeling good physically and with 25 years of being in the business, it’s weird having the time off that he has at the moment, but he does feel those years of wear and tear on him.

– About his knees, his knees are feeling good at the moment, but when that pain hits, it hits hard, especially with rain/humidity.

– In other news, Rey has been taking acting lessons! He says that he would like to take acting to a level after wrestling, as he has been a lucky guy thus far in the wrestling world. He would love to do soap operas or anything sport related or even cartoons and would love to keep the name Rey Mysterio live.

– There’s talks about how there was an idea of a Rey Mysterio cartoon but WWE missed the idea with it and it never happened. Rey also talks about how he truly is grateful for everything that has happened and for Konnan helping him get his start in the beginning.

– Lastly, does Rey watch wrestling? He says that he just hasn’t watched it since his last match in April because he’s been so busy with his family. Rey even threw out the idea of a Rey Mysterio clothing line. Lastly, Rey says the he believes his name will be around for a longer time and he truly hope there is something else for him in wrestling.

15 Greatest Superstars in WWE SmackDown History

Oct 9, 2014
Karina

To celebrate SmackDown’s 15th year, WWE.com came up with an article honoring the ’15 Greatest Superstars in SmackDown History.’ With Rey exclusively being a SmackDown superstar for several years, it was an obvious idea that Rey would be included. WWE posted:

#8 Rey Mysterio
Although Raw and SmackDown are no longer entirely separate brands, some WWE Superstars still seem to embody a specific show. This is the case with Rey Mysterio and SmackDown.After making his WWE debut on the blue brand on July 25, 2002 — an episode so great that WWE.com hypothesized it could be the best SmackDown show ever — The Master of the 619 went on to win multiple WWE Tag Team and Cruiserweight Championships on SmackDown’s stage. The Ultimate Underdog made a career of overcoming the odds in legendary battles against much larger foes such as Big Show, Batista and JBL.

Some of the former World Champion’s most heated rivalries played out on Thursday and Friday night’s, including a controversial victory over JBL on May 26, 2006, that sent the self-proclaimed “Wrestling God” into semi-retirement as a SmackDown color commentator. — SCOTT TAYLOR

RVD Mentions Rey Mysterio in a Recent Interview

Sep 11, 2014
Karina

In a recent interview with Journey of a Frontman, WWE Superstar RVD spoke with Alex Obert and brought up Rey twice in the interview:

Alex Obert: With ECW One Night Stand, what was the process like for getting Enter Sandman as Sandman’s entrance theme?
Rob Van Dam: Well I wasn’t a part of the process of getting the music for the pay-per-view. It was my idea actually to do the ECW pay-per-view. And that process involved me going back and forth to Vince every day for a while with different ideas. “Look, you’ve got all these wrestlers on your payroll, but they used to be in ECW. Let us do a reunion show, it’d be awesome! You’ve got Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit, Spike Dudley, I give him this big list. And he goes, “I didn’t realize that!” I said, “You don’t have to bring anybody in, just let us do what we wanna do one night, the way we wanna do it.” And he went for it, it happened obviously…

Alex Obert: So before we wrap up, aside from your match against John Cena at One Night Stand, what is your favorite WWE exclusive match of yours?
Rob Van Dam: This match that you mention with Cena was obviously my crowning moment for several reasons. Leading up to that, we had the Smackdown vs. ECW match, and I wrestled Rey Mysterio. And I just remember I was in such a good mood. This was the first chance for me to show ECW RVD on WWE’s television. And to be on their stage, but to bring a chair in and do a skateboard kick. I was so elated. And we were bringing ECW back this time as a third brand, and this was leading into it. It was such a good time for me and for my career because of all the work and effort that I had done to try and revive the ECW spirit, this was the payoff. So I wrestled Rey Mysterio and I felt like I had the freedom, artistically, to be what I wanted to be. And it’s not always like that. People don’t understand a lot of times the lack of control that you have that you have just by the situation at hand. […] And later on in my career, it’s all about time, time, time, you’ve got boom, boom, boom. “We’ve got four minutes until the next commercial break. We’ve gotta throw two matches on. Go! Go! Go!” In that, I lose my artistic drive and freedom. When I think about that match I had that I was talking about, I was able to put my ECW boots on again, so to speak. I just remember I was so happy, I felt like I won the lottery. And that was RVD versus Rey Mysterio, ECW versus Smackdown.

Rey Mysterio Video from AAA TripleMania 22

Aug 18, 2014
Karina


Last night AAA, Mexico’s biggest promotion at the moment, AAA celebrated their 22nd year running with TripleMania. During the PPV, the promotion saw the likes of Alberto del Rio, aka El Patron making his mark and our very own Rey Mysterio made a way to show up. Rey got his big break with the company when he first started wrestling, thus sending out a congratulatory video to the company. In the video, Rey talks about the company being around and even finished with a “see you all soon” comment. If the video doesn’t work, you can watch it here.

Rey Mysterio featured in WWE 2k15

Aug 17, 2014
Karina

With WWE2k15 about to hit stores in October, WWE and 2k have released a lineup for the roster, and of course, Rey is featured! The photo released of Rey looks really good, and the game is set to be out in October!

The 25 Hottest SummerSlam Matches Ever

Aug 4, 2014
Karina

With SummerSlam just around the corner, WWE.com took a look at the “25 Hottest SummerSlam Matches Ever,” and of course, Rey Mysterio VS. Eddie Guerrero from 2005 is featured!

#12 Rey Mysterio VS. Eddie Guerrero
Championship titles, guaranteed contracts and other coveted ring-related prizes are all standard Ladder Match booty. But the SummerSlam 2005 Ladder Match between Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero featured a different type of prize altogether: The legal custody of a child was up for grabs. The custodial stipulation was a byproduct of a bizarre and sordid ordeal that played out between Mysterio and Guerrero that summer: It was revealed that “Latino Heat” was the biological father of Dominick Mysterio, and in a callous move, Guerrero threatened to take back custody of the young boy.

Disturbing as the circumstances may have been, the match was twice as thrilling, and why wouldn’t it be? It only featured two of the most graceful and innovative high flyers to ever compete the ring. Plus, it had the one element that is too often missing in matches remembered for their grace and innovation: It was deeply personal. Amplify that intensity with the involvement of a steel ladder, and you have the recipe for a true SummerSlam classic. — JOHN CLAPP

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The 25 most personal grudges in history

Jul 14, 2014
Karina

With WWE Superstars Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose currently being in a heated argument in front of the WWE Universe, WWE.com decided to take a look at the 25 most personal grudges in history, and no one can forget the Rey Mysterio VS. Eddie Guerrero feud of 2005. Breaking the top 10, WWE posted:

#10 Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio
In 2005, longtime friends Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio paired up to become a successful duo, winning the WWE Tag Team Championships. However, after Guerrero left Mysterio high and dry during a title-losing effort against MNM, Latino Heat’s darker feelings toward The Ultimate Underdog showed through. Soon thereafter, Guerrero began taunting his former pal with the threat of revealing an embarrassing secret, which turned out to be that Guerrero was the biological father of Rey’s son Dominick. (Years earlier, Mysterio and his wife, Angie, had trouble conceiving, and in an agreement with Guerrero, they adopted Dominik as a baby.)

Before long, Guerrero hung over Mysterio’s head a new promise: to take back custody of Dominik. With the threat of losing his son staring him in his masked faced, Mysterio took to battle Guerrero at SummerSlam 2005 in a Ladder Match in which the winner would be named Dominik’s legal guardian. The Master of the 619 prevailed, thanks to interference by Vickie Guerrero, and the Mysterio household was restored.

Kevin Nash Mentions Rey Mysterio in a Recent Interview

Jul 7, 2014
Karina

In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, former WWE Superstar & Champion Kevin Nash was asked about wrestling taking a toll on his body and brought up Rey Mysterio into the conversation. Nash had this to say about Rey and putting their bodies on the line:

Rey Mysterio was a high-flier all those years, and I think now he’s two or three knee surgeries behind me. I think he’s had about nine knee surgeries. He’s a guy about half my size, and we’re sitting at WrestleMania [30] talking, and when we both get up, it’s like two 70-year-old women getting up. His style was incredible, but at the same time he’s paid dearly for it.”

Read more here: miamiherald.com

[WWE.Com] How Rey Mysterio influenced the Mexican soccer team’s look for the 2014 World Cup

Jun 16, 2014
Karina

With the World Cup going on in Brazil at the moment, WWE.com posted a brand new article featuring Rey Mysterio and the inspiration that he brought to the Mexican national team! Rey’s masks have always been something inspiring and amazing to look at, and because of that, the national jersey of Mexico look like something he’d wear to the ring! Read the article to find out more:

The world will have its eyes on Brazil as 32 nations send their best soccer squads out on the pitch for the month-long FIFA World Cup tournament. Only one team, though, will be wearing a jersey inspired in part by the masks of Rey Mysterio, one of the greatest high-flyers to step inside a WWE ring. It’s a tremendous honor for The Master of The 619.

“Soccer runs in my blood,” Mysterio told WWE.com. “When you talk about Mexican culture, it’s wrestling and soccer.”

Earlier this year, Adidas, makers of the Mexico national team’s kits, let soccer fans in on its design process for the shirts that several teams are wearing during the highly anticipated tournament. For Adidas, making the jerseys isn’t just about having something that looks cool on the field; it’s also creating art that takes aspects of a country’s culture and turning it into something they can be proud of.

“The design language comes from the wrestling culture,” one designer says. “We wanted to bring that to the jersey in an aggressive, bold way.”

Lucha libre’s colorful masks and daredevil high-flying maneuvers was the perfect source of inspiration for the audacious aggression designers wanted. As a reference point to the fast-paced, in-your-face culture of Mexican wrestling, the Adidas stylists continually compared the sharp, lightning bolt lines on the jersey to those often found on Mysterio’s trademark masks, particularly one decorated in the red, white and green of Mexico’s flag.

For the masked marvel, the nod from Adidas’ designers was a complete surprise.

“I didn’t know anything about it until my father told me,” Mysterio said. “I didn’t believe it. He showed me the video and I thought somebody had made it up. I felt incredibly honored when I realized it was true.”

Though stars like Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez won’t be able to bust out a 619 when Mexico takes the field for its first World Cup match against Cameroon on Friday, Mysterio is hoping that his never-say-die spirit will inspire the squad and its fans as it battles for soccer’s richest prize.

“I’m hoping they do well in the World Cup,” Mysterio said. “The fans want to see their team go out there and fight. That’s the kind of team that all the Mexican fans want to see, where even if they lose, they fight it out until the end.”