By Jeremy Roberts

ISBN-10: 1439195846

ISBN-13: 9781439195840

He’s known as the human spotlight reel wrestling. His high-flying acrobatics have overjoyed fanatics 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 published the interior tale of who he's.

Until now.

Wrestling lovers recognize him as Rey Mysterio, an American luchador of unheard of expertise, the final word evidence that good stuff are available in small programs. Now for the 1st time, Rey provides the private aspect to the tale:

• How he needed to struggle to get a tryout within the ring

• Who he was once ahead of Rey Misterio Jr.—and even sooner than Colibri, often famous as his first identification

• What it was once prefer 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 strikes

• The effect of Eddie Guerrero on his occupation in WWE

• the non-public fight that price him ring time in 2008, yet finally made him a more robust guy

• 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 occupation, 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 together with his uncle Rey Misterio, and the darkish days whilst he went less than the knife to fix his broken knee. alongside the best way, Mysterio introduces American audiences to the mysteries of lucha libre, the high-flying, anything-goes Mexican wrestling variety that he has performed lots to popularize within the U.S. He additionally talks concerning the money owed he owes to wrestlers similar to 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 top of the Monday evening Wars. Mysterio talks tenderly—but realistically—of his good friend Eddie Guerrero, delivering a well-rounded photo of 1 of the main liked wrestling figures of contemporary historical past. He additionally information his march towards the Heavyweight Championship, and his mastery of the WWE Triple Crown—a feat that positioned him in an elite workforce all the time.

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 leave out.

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