Rey Misterio Sr.

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This article is about the professional wrestler best known for his time working in Mexico. For his nephew, see Rey Mysterio.
Rey Misterio Sr.
Birth name Miguel Ángel López Díaz
Born (1958-01-08) January 8, 1958 (age 59)
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico[1]
Family Rey Mysterio (nephew)
El Hijo de Rey Misterio (nephew)
Professional wrestling career
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]
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 by his ring name Rey Misterio Sr. is a Mexican professional wrestler, trainer and actor. He is the uncle of well-known wrestler Rey Mysterio, formerly known as Rey Mysterio Jr.[2] His ring name translates to "the Mysterious King" in English. Misterio 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 Jr.. Misterio is also known to have trained wrestlers such as Cassandro, Eiji Ezaki, Extassis, Extreme Tiger, Fobia, Misterioso, Pequeño Damián 666, Ruby Gardenia, The Warlord and Venum Black,

Personal life[edit]

Misterio is the uncle of wrestlers Rey Mysterio, Metalika, and 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]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Winner (wager) Loser (wager) Location Event Date Notes
Rey Misterio (mask) Zorro de Oro (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Angel Azul (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Tornado Negro (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Monje Negro (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Rambo Star (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Destroyer (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Delfin (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Angel de Plata (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Fraile del Mal (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Estrella Azul (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Caballero Rojo (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Diamante Negro (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Infernal (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) El Siberiano (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) Estudiante (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Rey Misterio (mask) MS-1 (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event Unknown  
Fishman (mask) Rey Misterio (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event March 25, 1988  
Rey Misterio (hair) Lobo Rubio (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event October, 1988  
Rey Misterio (hair) Huichol (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event October 27, 1994  
Rey Misterio (hair) Psicosis (mask) Tijuana, Baja California Live event August 26, 1999 [6]
Nicho el Millonario (hair) Rey Misterio (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event May 12, 2000 [7]
Rey Misterio (hair) Salsero (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event December 13, 2002 [Note 1]
Rey Misterio (hair) Kiss (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event February 28, 2003  
Dr. Wagner Jr. (mask) Rey Misterio (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event November 14, 2003  
Rey Misterio (hair) Cien Caras (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event August 25, 2006  
Rey Misterio (hair) Nicho el Millonario (hair) Tijuana, Baja California Live event December 1, 2006 [Note 2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Last two men in an eight-man Steel cage match.
  2. ^ Last two men in a Steel cage match that also included El Hijo de Rey Misterio and 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. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Enciclopedia de las Mascaras". Psicosis (in Spanish). Mexico. October 2007. p. 60. Tomo III. 
  7. ^ "SLAM! Wrestling International -- 2000: The Year-In-Review Mexico". Slam Wrestling!. Canoe.ca. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 

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