Rey Mysterio is arguably the greatest cruiserweight in pro wrestling history. He made his American wrestling debut in ECW in 1995 before jumping over to WCW and helped make the cruiserweight matches one of the must-watch segments of the “Monday Night Wars.”
Rey broke into professional wrestling at the age of 14 under the watchful eye of his uncle, also named Rey Misterio, but Mysterio started training at the age of 8.
It was during those training sessions where Rey learned to take a beating at the hands of bigger competitors.
“I was raised tough. I was the only 8-year-old in the wrestling class, wrestling with 16, 18, and 20-year-olds. I was the only kid in there. I was always the smallest in training and, to this day, when I wrestle.”
In this interview recorded prior to the 2021 Royal Rumble, Rey talks about facing adversaries three times his size, winning the Royal Rumble in 2006 by hiding for most of the match, training and wrestling with his son, Dominick, and the one thing he’d like to accomplish before hanging up his wrestling boots.
Rey also discussed the WWE’s new partnership with Victoria beer and Rey’s new customized Luchador mask that he wore for the 2021 Royal Rumble.
Ladies and gentlemen, now entering the podcast, hailing from Chula Vista, California, this is Rey Mysterio.