There is nobody greater in the world of Lucha Libra than former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio.
The WWE Hall of Famer is nearly, yet after a 35-year career is still flying around the ring as well as a man half his age.
Mysterio has won countless championships in the WWE, including the WWE title, World Heavyweight Championship and even the Royal Rumble match in 2006.
The American-born Mexican icon is one of the most experienced and beloved stars in WWE history. As such, he is one of the top paid men in the company, with his huge contract owing to his near-20 year run with the WWE.
Rey Mysterio Net Worth
Rey Mysterio’s estimated net worth is $10 million, owing to his many years wrestling in the WWE.
It is over 20 years since his debut in the WWE, and in that time he became the most popular wrestler in the company.
Since Rey Mysterio’s debut in WWE in 2002, he has gone from strength to strength. As a former World Champion and Royal Rumble winner, he has earned his big WWE contract that has made him a multi-millionaire.
However, Rey Mysterio left WWE in 2015, after a series of knee injuries led to him be unable to wrestle for the company anymore.
He spent time on the independent scene, even wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and the All In super show in 2018.
He made a rumored $50,000 per match on the indies, but eventually returned to the WWE at the 2019 Royal Rumble.
Rey Mysterio signed a big-money deal to return to the WWE that year, being joined by his son Dominik not long after. They are the only father-son duo to win the WWE Tag Team Championships together.
Rey Mysterio Contract
Rey Mysterio’s WWE contract is set to expire in late 2024, is reports are to be believed.
He signed a new deal with the company in 2021, shortly before winning the WWE Tag Team Championships alongside his son, Dominik Mysterio.
The Lucha Libra star penned a new contract two years ago, with rumours indicating that it was for a big-money, four-year deal with the WWE.
The deal also included a Hall of Fame induction. Rey Mysterio was inducted by Konnan in 2023, making him one of just a few full-time wrestlers to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Speaking about signing a new WWE contract, Rey Mysterio said:
“We never made the signing of my new deal public, but there is definitely going to be more time to see Rey Mysterio in WWE,” Mysterio says.
“I’m going to keep wrestling, at least until Father Time catches up and says, ‘It’s time to go.’ ”
Rey Mysterio vs Dominik
Rey Mysterio has the honor of being only the second father to wrestle his own son at WrestleMania.
The WWE Hall of Famer faced off with Dominik Mysterio one day after his induction, on the opening night of WrestleMania 39.
The bout was months in the making. The pair were tag team champions together, but split after Dominik turned on his father at Clash at the Castle, joining up with Finn Balor’s Judgement Day.
Meanwhile, Rey Mysterio paid homage to the late Eddie Guerrero with his entrance. He entered in a low rider, driven by Snoop Dogg, as Viva La Raza blared around the Los Angeles Arena.
After interference from Judgement Day and the LWO, Rey Mysterio pinned his son with a 619, ending their feud and restoring respect to the Mysterio family name once again.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.