Rey Misterio, Sr.
|Rey Misterio, Sr.|
|Birth name||Miguel Ángel López Díaz|
|Ring name(s)||El Genio
Rey Misterio, Sr.
|Billed height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Billed weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
January 8, 1948 |
|Trained by||Chamaco Martínez
|Debut||January 6, 1976|
Miguel Ángel López Díaz, better known as his ring name Rey Misterio, Sr. is a Mexican professional wrestler, trainer and actor. He is the uncle of well-known luchador Rey Mysterio, Jr. His name directly translates to "King Mystery" in English. He was one of the top stars and promoters in Mexico throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Professional wrestling career
Misterio first began training to be a boxer, but after his body got bigger, he took a lot of bumps and lost some of his punching ability. When his trainers told him that he could still punch hard, they told Mysterio about wrestling. His brother soon began to take him to train for wrestling and lucha libre. On the sixth of January 1976, Mysterio finally made his debut as a wrestler on a show called "Day of the Kings", or Día de los Reyes. He appeared at World Championship Wrestling's Starrcade 1990 pay-per-view event where he teamed with Konnan and competed in the "Pat O'Connor Memorial International Cup" representing Mexico. In the first round the team defeated Chris Adams and Norman Smiley representing the United Kingdom, but lost to The Steiner Brothers in the second round.
In 1987, Misterio opened a gym with Negro Casas and Super Astro. His first class included future international superstars such as Konnan, Psicosis, Halloween, Damian 666 and his nephew Rey Mysterio. Misterio is also known to have trained wrestlers like Cassandro, Eiji Ezaki, Extassis, Extreme Tiger, Fobia, Misterioso, Pequeño Damián 666, Ruby Gardenia, Warlord and Venum Black,
Misterio is the uncle of wrestlers Rey Mysterio, El Hijo de Rey Misterio and Metalika,, and brother-in-law to Super Astro. He is featured in the horror film El Mascarado Massacre (or Wrestlemaniac).
Championships and accomplishments
- Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
- IWC Television Championship (1 time)
- IWC World Middleweight Championship (2 times)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Pro Wrestling Revolution
- Revolution Tag Team Championship (1 time)- with El Hijo de Rey Misterio
- Tijuana Wrestling
- World Wrestling Association
- World Wrestling Organization
- WWO World Championship (1 time)
- Xtreme Latin American Wrestling
- XLAW Extreme Championship (2 times)
Lucha de Apuesta record
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Zorro de Oro||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Angel Azul||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Tornado Negro||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Monje Negro||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Rambo Star||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Destroyer||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Delfin||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Angel de Plata||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Fraile del Mal||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Estrella Azul||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Caballero Rojo||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Diamante Negro||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Infernal||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||El Siberiano||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Estudiante||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||MS-1||Tijuana, Baja California||Unknown|
|Mask||Fishman||Rey Misterio||Tijuana, Baja California||March 25, 1988|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Lobo Rubio||Tijuana, Baja California||October, 1988|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Huichol||Tijuana, Baja California||October 27, 1994|
|Mask||Rey Misterio||Psicosis||Tijuana, Baja California||August 26, 1999|||
|Hair||Nicho el Millonario||Rey Misterio||Tijuana, Baja California||May 12, 2000|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Salsero||Tijuana, Baja California||December 13, 2002||8 man cage match|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Kiss||Tijuana, Baja California||February 28, 2003|
|Hair||Dr. Wagner Jr.||Rey Misterio||Tijuana, Baja California||November 14, 2003|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Cien Caras||Tijuana, Baja California||August 25, 2006|
|Hair||Rey Misterio||Nicho el Millonario||Tijuana, Baja California||December 1, 2006||Cage match that also included Hijo de Rey Misterio & Super Parka|
- General sources – Championship Information
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 389–402. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- General sources – Career
- "Luchas 2000". Rey Misterio (in Spanish) (Juárez, Mexico: Publicaciones citem, S.A. de C.V.). pp. 26–27. Especial 20.
- "Rey Misterio, Sr". Online World of Wrestling.
- Mark Pickering (October 5, 2005). "Mysterio Sr. had faith in Misterioso". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
- "Rey Mysterio, Jr.". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. April 26, 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
- Adamson, Matt (2008-02-17). "Going Old School: Starrcade '90". 411mania. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
- Oliver, G. "WWE Meets Horror!". IGN.com. Retrieved January 18, 2008.
- "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Psicosis (in Spanish) (Mexico). October 2007. p. 60. Tomo III.