Whos that jumpin out the sky? R..E...Y Mysterio. This DVD charts Rey Mysterio's intrest in wrestling from when he was a young age to his WCW debute through to his attempt to capture cruiserweight gold at wrestlemania X9 against Matt Hardy version 1.0. Rey not only talks about his wrestling but also takes the audience back to where it began the ring he trained in with his Uncle Rey Mysterio the first Arena that he wrestled in and recalls some memories including when he saw his uncle unmask. The DVD comes with 10 bonus matches including his debute at the great American bash in 1996 against Dean Malenko, his 1st cruiserweight championship win against Malenko, The mask vs Tittle match against Eddie Guerrero at Haloween Havoc in 1997, when he finnaly made his long awaited WWE debute on smackdown (23.7.2002) and in one of the best matches of 2002 when he faced Kurt Angle at summerslam. There is also a special confidential interview. He also takes the time to talk about his leg injury he sustained at the end of 2002 after a vicious atack from the A-Train. This is defintly worth watching Rey Mysterio is amazing and its hard to believe all the things he can do in the ring and all of his accomplishments from when he started wrestling at the young age of 14 to the present day. The human highlight-reel who can fight any superstar in wrestling no matter what size they are is one of the main reason to watch WWE Smackdown everyweekand this DVD shows just how good that he is.
Although Rey Mysterio hasn't been in WWE for too long, there was still plenty of resources available to tell his story in full (thanks to the use of old WCW footage). This profile takes us back to those WCW days and Rey's humble beginnings in the wrestling business, and of course, takes us up to his debut year in WWE. Throughout highlights of his career, Rey offers his own thoughts on a variety of subjects, such as the importance of his family and what the luchador mask means to him. We also get a tour of Rey's house in California and learn where the moves "619" and "West Coast Pop" came from. However, two rather large problems with this DVD is the fact that Rey's knee injury (which is focused on at the beginning) is treated like it really occurred at the hands of A-Train (then Albert). Rey is shown in a hospital discussing his recovery and can then be heard vowing revenge on the bald bozo, when in reality, the injury occurred due to years of wear and tear in the ring. Another irritating fault is the fact that Rey's face is constantly distorted whenever he has his mask removed, even though anyone who watched WCW from 1999-2001 (and anyone who reads independent wrestling mags) would have seen his face without the mask on countless occassions (incidentally, footage from WCW where he was unmasked has not been included on this tape/DVD). Fortunately, the extras pack a real punch. There's some stunning Cruiserweight matches from WCW included, as well as his more recent WWE clashes, a Confidential piece and even some hidden extras (Just press Left on your control whenever you select any of his WCW matches to get different WWE debut promo videos). Rey's first WWE DVD/VHS could have been allot better, but there's still enough entertainment here for it to be worthy of its price tag. Mysterio's old WCW fans and his new WWE fans will be impressed.
The coolest and most exciting wrestler in the WWE today, and after watching this, probably the nicest and most down to earth with it. You get over an hour of cool, high flying moves, you get to see Rey at home with his family, Rey in hospital having knee surgery and you get to see Rey back where it all began at his old gym. The usual WWE stuff, plenty of footage of Rey's early WCW days, plenty of the last year leading up to WM X9, but strangely, or predictably maybe, a whole five year chunk of footage is missing. Why does this always seem to happen on WWE releases? Nevermind, does't harm the overall product too much. Add to all that, you get about two hours worth of wrestling in the extras to go with it, not bad at all.
This DVD includes 188 minutes of amazing footage of Rey Mysterio, including segments on his tattoos, home, Mexico, and much more. 10 of the additional DVD extras include some of the best matches Rey has ever had (both from WCW and WWE). This is a DVD which I could watch again and again - it's full of variety and doesn't just focus on his wrestling career. It's an amazing DVD based on the no.1 cruiserweight in the WWE today.