He’s referred to as the human spotlight reel wrestling. His high-flying acrobatics have extremely joyful lovers on each continent. He’s been topped champion of the world’s maximum wrestling promotions, from Mexico to the U.S. yet he’s by no means printed the interior tale of who he is.
Wrestling fanatics recognize him as Rey Mysterio, an American luchador of extraordinary expertise, the final word facts that great things are available small programs. Now for the 1st time, Rey provides the non-public part to the tale:
• How he needed to struggle to get a tryout within the ring
• Who he was once earlier than Rey Misterio Jr.—and even earlier than Colibri, often famous as his first identity
• What it used to be wish to combat in Mexico—from the bullrings to the riots
• How he fought plans for his unmasking in WCW—and why he needs he hadn’t succeeded
• the interior tale of the 619, the West Coast Pop, and his different signature moves
• The influence of Eddie Guerrero on his profession in WWE
• the private fight that fee him ring time in 2008, yet finally made him a more robust man
• His genuine ardour in existence as husband and father
In Rey Mysterio: at the back of the masks, Rey talks candidly approximately his twenty-plus-year profession, from the times of sneaking into bars as a fourteen-year-old to his most modern showdowns in WWE. He speaks of the emotional moments within the ring along with his uncle Rey Misterio, and the darkish days while he went below the knife to fix his broken knee. alongside the way in which, Mysterio introduces American audiences to the mysteries of lucha libre, the high-flying, anything-goes Mexican wrestling type that he has performed a lot to popularize within the U.S. He additionally talks in regards to the money owed he owes to wrestlers resembling Konnan, often called the Mexican Hulk Hogan, and dishes a few in the back of- the-scenes dust at the cave in of WCW on the peak of the Monday evening Wars. Mysterio talks tenderly—but realistically—of his buddy Eddie Guerrero, delivering a well-rounded photo of 1 of the main cherished wrestling figures of contemporary background. He additionally information his march towards the Heavyweight Championship, and his mastery of the WWE Triple Crown—a feat that put him in an elite crew forever.
Behind the masks is the intimate portrait of 1 of wrestling’s all-time greats, a narrative wrestling lovers of every age won’t are looking to miss.
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