Rey Mysterio is a world-famous wrestler who has gained international fame for his work with the WWE. Widely famous for being one of the best-known pro-wrestlers despite his short stature. In fact, he is widely recognized for his acrobatic approach to wrestling.
Mysterio started his career in the late 1980s and has since become a name synonymous with punching above his own weight. He is also regarded as one of the best wrestlers of his weight class (cruiserweight).
What Is The Net Worth Of Sports Entertainer And Athlete Rey Mysterio?
Rey Mysterio has a net worth of around $10 million as of March 2020, some other online sources also claim that he is worth around $12 million. In fact, the Richest claim that his net worth is more around $8.5 million marks.
He made this fortune primarily from his work at WWE as a wrestler. As a matter of fact, he earns around $990,000 annually from the company making him one of the best-paid wrestlers in WWE.
In March 2020, he is signed to the sports entertainment industry leader and regularly appears on Raw.
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Mysterio was only 14 years old when he started his career as a wrestler; he was trained by his uncle, who is also his namesake. After getting some traction as a rookie, he slowly made the transition to professional wrestling and worked at Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1995.
He then signed on with World Championship Wrestling. WCW was WWE’s (then WWF’s) biggest competitor at the time. He made himself known for his acrobatic in-ring skills. He left WCW, and after working for a Mexican wrestling company, he joined the WWE in 2002.
Since signing on with WWE, he has become one of their main wrestlers. He is famous for wearing a mask traditional to Lucha libre. The mask and his name become iconic as he progressed in the company to become one of their most prized assets.
Mysterio is also known for his tag team prowess and has won multiple titles teaming up with wrestlers like Rob Van Dam, Eddie Guerrero, Shawn Michaels etc. Guerrero and Mysterio were especially close, and after his death, Rey expressed his grief crying in the ring.
After a long career in the WWE, he left the company in 2015 and left to compete in independent circuits before returning to the company in 2018.
Interesting: He removed the Jr. from his name at the request of WWE founder Vince McMahon.
Rey Mysterio was born in Chula Vista, California, the U.S, where he still owns a home. The exact price of the house is not available in the public domain; however, the average price for a house in the area is $561,532.
Accidental Death Of Perro Aguayo Jr.
After Mysterio was released from WWE in February 2020, he joined AAA and was participating in a tag-team match teaming up with Extreme Tiger on March 20, 2015. Tiger and Rey fought against Perro Aguayo Jr and Manik.
At a certain point in the match, Rey dropkicked Aguayo and pinned Manik, who couldn’t beat the count and Mysterio/Tiger won the match. Still, all participants were unaware that Aguayo had died following the dropkick rather that just playacting or being knocked out.
Aguayo was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to help him, and doctors officially announced at 1:00 AM on March 21 that he had died.
Rey Mysterio was born Óscar Gutiérrez on December 11, 1974 in Chula Vista, California, U.S. to Roberto Gutierrez Sr. and Maria del Rosario.
He is 45 years old as of March 2020 and has Hispanic ethnicity. He is 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) and has a weight of 175 lb (79 kg).
Gutiérrez is married to Angie Gutiérrez as of March 2020, they tied the knot on May 11, 1996. They have two children, Dominic Gutierrez and Aalyah Gutierrez.