Rey Mysterio, an incredible wrestling innovator, has one of the most bizarre movesets in WWE. Rey Mysterio Jr made his debut beneath a hood at 14 years old, in 1989, after being taught the art of Lucha Libre by his uncle, the original Rey Mysterio. He’s only 44 years old and has been working for thirty years! Colibri, the Hummingbird, was his first appearance. He had to earn the right to continue Tio’s legacy.
Most supporters believe he has done an excellent job. Rey Mysterio has joined the ranks of El Santo, Blue Demon, and Mil Mascaras as the most legendary Luchador of all time. Mysterio, who shows no signs of slowing down, is constantly reinventing himself and inventing new manoeuvres to excite the crowd. Here are Rey Mysterio’s Top 10 Crazy Moves.
Rey Mysterio Jr made his debut beneath a hood at 14 years old in 1989, after being taught the art of Lucha Libre by his uncle, the original Rey Mysterio. He is only 44 years old and has been working for thirty years! He initially appeared as Colibri, the Hummingbird. He had to earn the right to carry on his Tio’s legacy. Most supporters believe he’s done an excellent job. Rey Mysterio has become the most legendary Luchador of all time, ranking with El Santo, Blue Demon, and Mil Mascaras. Mysterio shows no signs of slowing down, always reinventing himself and inventing new tricks to excite the crowd. Here are Rey Mysterio’s 10 craziest moves.
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When you’re as little as Rey Mysterio, you make the most of your weight and drive it directly into your opponent’s heart. Rey is a physics and velocity expert. Mysterio grabs as much air as he can for his Slingshot Legdrop by vaulting himself over the ropes and promptly delivers a Legdrop over his opponent’s throat.
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West Coast Pop
The West Coast Pop, a flipping Hurricanrana transformed into a pinning combo, is a move that the famous Luchador has utilised since his days in WCW. WCW never thought to call the manoeuvre (short-sighted WCW).
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Rey is from San Diego, and the phone exchange in San Diego is 6-1-9, get it? However, while the technique appears to be a touch modest in comparison to many of today’s finishes, Rey could smash a man’s face with this move, especially once he started wearing knee braces. After pushing an opponent into the second rope, Rey charges full speed forward and turns his entire body right back into whatever he’s facing, both knees slamming into their face, allowing Rey to do a splash or a Slingshot Legdrop for the 1-2-3.
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Rey, like most Luchadors, has a range of Hurricanranas at his disposal to decimate opponents. Some you can see coming, while others are so rapid that you’d have to be faster than Rey-Rey to counter.
That is no easy task. When he comes charging at you, he can do a lot of things, and your brain is working overtime to figure out which direction he’s going to go, and by the time you do, he’s already wrapped his legs around your head for a Running ‘Rana.
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Trying to grab Rey Mysterio for a devastating power move is far more difficult than you may expect. While the renowned Luchador appears to be an easy target for a powerbomb, he’ll make you think twice about dropping him again. Many men who attempt to deliver an electric chair to the king of mystery must move quickly. Mysterio has gotten so skilled at spinning around on an opponent’s shoulders to hit a Hurricanrana that the manoeuvre has been dubbed the Mysterio-Rana after him.
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