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Miguel Lopez (January 8, 1958), better known as his ring name Rey Misterio, Sr. is a Mexican professional wrestler, trainer and actor, as well as the uncle of well-known luchador Rey Mysterio, Jr. His name directly translates to "Mystery King" in English. He was one of the top stars and promoters in Mexico throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Professional wrestling career

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.

Training

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.

Mysterio is also known to have trained wrestlers like Cassandro, Eiji Ezaki, Extassis, Extreme Tiger, Fobia, Misterioso, Pequeño Damián 666, Ruby Gardenia, Warlord, Venum Black, and Greg Bownds

Personal life

Misterio is the uncle of wrestlers Rey Mysterio and El Hijo de Rey Misterio.

He is featured in the horror film El Mascarado Massacre (or Wrestlemaniac).

Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Mexican Surfboard
  • Wrestlers trained

Championships and accomplishments

  • Revolution Tag Team Champion (1 time) - with Hijo de Rey Misterio

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