Is Rey Mysterio married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Angie Gutierrez. The couple tied their knot on May 11, 1996, which means they have already spent over two decades of conjugal life. On 5 April 1997, the couple became blessed with their first child as a son named Dominic Gutierrez who has now started his career in the wrestling world.
In 2001, the duo welcomed their second child as a daughter named Aalyah Gutierrez. Mysterio is very dedicated to his family where his children’s name is tattooed on his right whereas his tattoo in the left bicep is dedicated towards his wife. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Mysterio:
Who is Rey Mysterio?
Born as Óscar Gutiérrez, he landed the planet on December 11, 1974, which makes the age of Rey Mysterio be 45 years old as of 2019. By profession, he is a famous American professional wrestler best known for his career in the WWE platform.
Gutiérrez has traveled a long three decades successful wrestling career where he has been able to establish himself as Rumble match-winner with a record, three-time Cruiserweight champion and the United States Champion. He took a break of three years from WWE and made his return to WWE. No doubt, Gutiérrez is one of the greatest performers of all time and is widely respected by fellow wrestlers and fans.
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Early Life and Education
Gutiérrez was born in 1974 and his place of birth is in Chula Vista, California, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named Maria del Rosario (mother) and Roberto Gutierrez Sr. (father). His uncle’s name is Miguel Ángel López Díaz (born on January 8, 1958) who is also popular by the ring name Rey Misterio but to distinguish from his nephew, he is often referred as Rey Misterio Sr.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of 14, Gutierrez made his debut on April 30, 1989, in Mexico. His uncle Rey Misterio Sr. trained him and soon developed his trademark of the Lucha Libre high flying style. Initially, he was popular by the ring names like “Colibrí (Humming bird)” and “La Lagartija Verde (The Green Lizard)”. It was his uncle who gave Gutierrez the ring name “Rey Mysterio Jr.”
Gutierrez was able to receive the award of “Most Improved Wrestler” in Mexico during which he was popular by the ring name Colibrí. In 1992, he entered the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) where he feuded with Juventud Guerrera. They had a match together joined by Misterio Sr, on Mysterio’s side and Fuerza Guerrera (Juventud Guerrera’s father) on Juventud Guerrera’s side.
In 1995, Gutierrez signed with Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) where he defeated Psicosis, in his debut match. On June 16, 1996, he made his World Championship Wrestling (WCW) debut challenging Dean Malenko for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
Mysterio started his independent wrestling career in Mexico after WCW being closed. By debuting in an eight-man tag team match, he made his first appearance in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). In CMLL, he wrestled in 10 matches. After that, he returned back to the United States and worked for IWA Mid-South and the Heartland Wrestling Association.
Mysterio made a big breakthrough in his wrestling career by signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in June 2002. He appeared as “Rey Mysterio” dropping “Jr.” from his ring name. Mysterio agreed to put on his mask again at the insistence of Vince McMahon.
On July 25, 2002, he made his first appearance in WWE from the episode of SmackDown in a match against Chavo Guerrero. He started a feud with Kurt Angle and they had a match together at SummerSlam where Mysterio was forced to give up due to the ankle lock.
With Edge, he wrestled for the newly created and SmackDown!-exclusive WWE Tag Team Championship against Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit in No Mercy. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter voted the match as Match of the Year. At the 2006 Royal Rumble Match, he appeared as a second entrant and successfully become the winner. He remained in the ring for 62 minutes and this victory made Mysterio hold a Royal Rumble record.
WWE reported that Mysterio would be suspended due to his second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program policy which lasted until June 25. On June 9, 2018, he made his appearance in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in Osaka-jo Hall show. Mysterio made a surprise return at the Royal Rumble on January 28, 2018. He was eliminated by Finn Balor before which he eliminated Adam Cole.
A confirmed report that Mysterio has signed with WWE for a two-year contract was made on September 19. Mysterio defeated Samoa Joe becoming the twenty-first WWE Grand Slam Champion on May 19, 2019. However, he vacates the title due to an injury that he suffered from a post-match beatdown by Joe.
In a tag team match, he was savagely attacked by Seth Rollins and the team of Rollins and Murphy won by DQ against Mysterio and Black. Because of the assault, Mysterio’s eye was severely injured in the storyline. It was the frustration of Rollins that he lost in a previous match Drew McIntyre.
His son Dominic was found to have revenge against Rollins and his team. The father-son team appeared in WWE Payback 2020 in a tag-team match against Rollins and Murphy and was successful to register the win, which was the first for his son. On September 15 Raw episode of 2020, his son lost to Seth Rollins in a steel cage match and he was in the ringside along with his daughter and wife.
Rey Mysterio is married to Angie Gutierrez. The couple is now parents to a son named Dominic Gutierrez (born 1997) and a daughter named Aalyah Gutierrez (born 2001). Talking more about his personal life, Mysterio is a devout Roman Catholic. He is often crossing himself before every match. His son has already appeared in WWE ring having a feud with Seth Rollins.
Dominik’s first official WWE match came in Summerslam 2020 in August 23 episode in a match against Seth Rolins. Rey was in the ring-side supporting his son whereas Murphy was supporting Rollins. Dominik made impressive performances but lost to Rollins in his debut match.
American wrestler Rey Mysterio has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches. He often seems shorter while compared to other wrestlers. Mysterio weighs perfectly balanced with 79 kilograms. His chest, waist and biceps measure 37, 30 and 14 inches respectively. The wrestler mostly appears in a mask with bald hair and brown colored eyes.
Salary and Net worth
American WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio has an estimated net worth of 9 million USD. He has been in the industry for more than three decades appearing on various platforms.
Rey Mysterio has also appeared in the 2000 American buddy comedy film Ready to Rumble alongside wrestlers like Goldberg, Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Booker T, Sting, Juventud Guerrera, Randy Savage and many more.
He has also been presented as a playable character in numerous video games like WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain, WWE WrestleMania XIX, WWE Day of Reckoning 2, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008, WWE Day of Reckoning, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, WWE Legends of WrestleMania, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 and so on.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Óscar Gutiérrez AKA Rey Mysterio is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. He is active on Twitter @/reymysterio where he is being followed by over 2.33 million followers. One can also join him on Instagram @619iamlucha where he has amassed over 3.5 million followers.