Óscar Gutiérrez — alias Rey Mysterio — born December 11, 1974, is a professional wrestler currently signed with ‘World Wrestling Entertainment’ — the W.W.E. Born to a wrestling family, Gutiérrez was trained from a young age by his uncle, Rey Misterio Sr., who taught him his signature high-flying ‘Lucha Libre’ techniques. Gutiérrez made his debut when he was 14 years old, and in 1995, he signed with ‘Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling.’ We’ll help you celebrate Gutiérrez’s special day right here!
Oscar Gutiérrez, popularly known as Rey Mysterio, is a professional wrestler known for his popular high-flying ‘Lucha Libre’ style. He was born in Chula Vista, California, in the US. Little is known about his childhood life apart from the fact that he was trained by his uncle, Rey Misterio Sr., a top wrestling star of the 1970s. Gutiérrez made his wrestling debut when he was fourteen years of age. He wrestled under a variety of ring names, including “The Green Lizard,” and “Colibrí,” before he settled for “Rey Mysterio Jr.”
In 1995, Gutiérrez, signed with ‘Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling’ (ECW). He debuted in September of the same year, wrestling against Psicosis, another beginner. He wrestled with ECW for one more year until he signed with ‘World Championship Wrestling’ (WCW). On June 16, 1996, for his first match, Gutiérrez took on Dean Malenko, challenging him for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Despite losing the match, he continued appearing in numerous matches and won several titles until WCW was closed down.
In June 2002, Gutiérrez signed with ‘World Wrestling Entertainment’ (WWE), finally dropping the “Jr” from his name. He made his debut in an episode of “SmackDown!” wearing his iconic mask, against Chavo Guerrero. Gutiérrez became a regular competitor in WWE until his contract expired in 2015. On January 28, 2018, Gutiérrez made a one-night appearance at the “Royal Rumble.” It was later announced that Gutiérrez had signed a two-year contract with WWE.
Gutiérrez makes his debut in Mexico in the late 1980s.
Gutiérrez signs with ‘Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling.’
Gutiérrez signs a contract with ‘World Wrestling Entertainment.’
Gutiérrez makes a one-night appearance at the ‘Royal Rumble.’
Why We Love Rey Mysterio Jr.
Gutiérrez spots his signature mask on the ring. Part of his appeal is the fact that we don’t know exactly what he looks like under his mask.
Gutiérrez is in his 40s. Despite this, he still manages to perform his athletic moves.
He’s fun to watch
Gutiérrez is an outstandingly skilled wrestler! His skills make him an interesting athlete to watch.
5 Surprising Facts
He comes from a family of wrestlers
Gutiérrez’s uncle, son, and two cousins are all wrestlers.
Gutiérrez comes up with ideas for his gear.
He has a bodybuilding passion
Gutiérrez admitted that he wanted to get jacked up for his fans.
He was trained by his uncle
Rey Misterio Sr., his uncle, taught him his signature high-flying Lucha Libre style.
He’s had different nicknames
Gutiérrez went by the names “The Green Lizard,” and “Colibrí,” before he settled for “Rey Mysterio.”
Rey Mysterio Jr. FAQs
Is Gutiérrez retired?
Gutiérrez is still performing in W.W.E.
Who is Gutiérrez’s wife?
Gutiérrez’s wife’s name is Angie Gutiérrez.
Did Gutiérrez adopt his son Dominik?
Dominik is Gutiérrez’s biological son.
Rey Mysterio Jr.’s birthday dates