Rey Misterio, Sr.

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Rey Misterio, Sr.
Birth name Miguel Ángel López Díaz
Ring name(s) El Genio
Maravilla Blanca
Rey Misterio[1]
Rey Misterio, Sr.[1]
Rayman
Bull Rider[1]
Billed height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Billed weight 98 kg (216 lb)[1]
Born (1948-01-08) January 8, 1948 (age 66)
Tijuana, Mexico[1]
Trained by Chamaco Martínez
El Egipcio
El Faraón
Enrique Torres
El Engermero
Atila
El Solitario
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.[2] 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.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

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.[4]

Training[edit]

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 such as Cassandro, Eiji Ezaki, Extassis, Extreme Tiger, Fobia, Misterioso, Pequeño Damián 666, Ruby Gardenia, Warlord and Venum Black,

Personal life[edit]

Misterio is the uncle of wrestlers Rey Mysterio and Metalika, father of El Hijo de Rey Misterio, and brother-in-law to Super Astro.[3] He is featured in the horror film El Mascarado Massacre (or Wrestlemaniac).[5]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Pro Wrestling Revolution
    • Revolution Tag Team Championship (1 time)- with El Hijo de Rey Misterio
  • Tijuana Wrestling
    • America's Championship (1 time)[1]
    • Baja California Middleweight Championship (1 time)[1]
    • Tijuana Welterweight Championship
    • Tijuana Tag Team Championship (3 times) – Saeta Oriental (1), Pequeño Apolo / Super Astro (1) and Rey Guerrero (1)[1]
  • World Wrestling Organization
    • WWO World Championship (1 time)
  • Xtreme Latin American Wrestling
    • XLAW Extreme Championship (2 times)

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
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 [6]
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

References[edit]

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. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Rey Misterio, Sr". Online World of Wrestling. 
  2. ^ Mark Pickering (October 5, 2005). "Mysterio Sr. had faith in Misterioso". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Rey Mysterio, Jr.". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. April 26, 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  4. ^ Adamson, Matt (2008-02-17). "Going Old School: Starrcade '90". 411mania. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  5. ^ Oliver, G. "WWE Meets Horror!". IGN.com. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Psicosis (in Spanish) (Mexico). October 2007. p. 60. Tomo III. 

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