Rey Misterio Jr. life and biography

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Rey Misterio Jr. biography

Date of birth : 1974-12-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chula Vista, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-05
Credited as : Professional Wrestler WWE, SmackDown WWE, WrestleMania XXII

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Óscar Gutiérrez is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name Rey Mysterio. He currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he performs on the SmackDown brand.

Gutiérrez was trained by his uncle Rey Mysterio and wrestled early on in Mexico where he learned the Lucha Libre high flying style that has been his trademark. Despite his small size, Gutiérrez has achieved success wrestling in both the heavyweight and cruiserweight weightclasses, as well as tag team competition. He is also known for the way he follows the Mexican luchador traditions.

Rey Misterio Jr. (changed to Mysterio when he entered the WWE) spent much of his early career in the AAA promotion in Mexico. He garnered some attention by North American promoters when he appeared on their When Worlds Collide PPV. In 1995, he wrestled in ECW. His matches against Psicosis and Juventud Guerrera brought the house down. He was signed by WCW in 1996.

Rey's most famous moment in WCW occurred in 1996 when he was lawn darted into the side of a trailer by Kevin Nash. His career recovered nicely and he became a mainstay in the cruiserweight title scene. He had many great matches against both luchadores and cruiserweights alike. His most famous match of this era was a title vs mask match against Eddie Guerrero at Halloween Havoc 1997. In 1998, he lost a match and was forced to join the Latino World Order.

At Super Brawl 99, Rey lost a tag team match to Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and was forced to unmask. The new Mysterio became a giant killer and quickly gained wins against the giants of the territory including Kevin Nash, Scott Norton & Bam Bam Bigelow. Later in the year he formed a successful tag team with Billy Kidman and eventually joined Master P's No Limit Soldiers.

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 over Rey's head which turned out to be that Dominick was really adopted 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 fallen friend.

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. A few months later, they turned on him because he is not a Guerrero and cost him the World Championship. It would take Rey four years to regain the title which he did in a Fatal Four Way Match against Champion Jack Swagger, Big Show, and CM Punk. A month later, he lost the title to Kane who had cashed in a Money in the Bank title shot after Rey was injured in a match by Jack Swagger.

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