WWE.com posted a brand new article entitled “The 50 greatest stars in WCW history.” Our boy Rey Mysterio made it into the top 25 of the list, ranking at number 22. WWE wrote:
#22 – Rey Mysterio
At The Great American Bash 1996, a young luchador named Rey Mysterio made his WCW debut and challenged Dean Malenko for the Cruiserweight Championship. WCW fans were immediately thrilled by the high-flying competitor whose colorful attire added to the excitement of his jaw-dropping abilities.
His thrilling rivalries with Psychosis, Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero made the San Diego-native the most popular flyer in the Atlanta-based organization as he became the face of the Cruiserweight division and a five-time champion. However, Mysterio wasn’t limited to Cruiserweight competition and stood up to challenges from larger competitors, earning victories against the likes of Kevin Nash and Scott Norton The “Giant Killer” even challenged Ric Flair for the WCW World Title in 1999. Mysterio went on to become a member of both The No Limit Soldiers and Filthy Animals and won the WCW Tag Team Titles twice before the end of WCW in 2001. — K.P.