Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio On Bringing Back His Mask In WWE, Wanting To Wear Aquaman-Inspired Ring Gear

As noted, Rey Mysterio recently spoke with Graham Matthews of Bleacher Report for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling and WWE.

In addition to the highlights we previously published from the interview, the masked pro wrestling legend also spoke about the decision to bring back his mask when joining WWE in 2002 after being unmasked during the end of his WCW run, which character he would like to inspire a future custom ring gear and mask off of and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On the decision to bring back his iconic mask when coming to WWE after being unmasked in WCW: “It was actually WWE who brought that up, or in this case, Vince McMahon. I was doing my training a week prior to my debut and I was in OVW. I forgot who approached me at the time, but they said, ‘The company wants to know what type of ring attire you’re going to use for next week.’ I said, ‘What I’ve been using.’ I was using the Scott Steiner, Big Poppa Pump chain around the head, like a gladiator chain, and a vest that went along with it. Baggy pants. They were like, ‘Where’s the mask?’ I said, ‘I haven’t been wrestling with the mask.’ ‘No, no, no. Vince wants to see you with the mask.’

“I was like, ‘Oh, OK. Thank God you told me now. Now I have to have an outfit made with the mask.’ That’s when I changed my whole gear. Back in WCW, I was using the old-school tights where they stuck to my leg. When I started with WWE, I started wearing the baggy pants, which were very similar to what I was using prior to WWE when I was unmasked, and I added the mask to it. It became historical at that point because that’s where Rey Mysterio really kicked off and put on the map in WWE.”

On who he’d like to inspire a future mask and ring attire off of after doing cosplay inspired by Wolverine, The Joker, Black Panther, Spiderman and others in the past: “I think the one I haven’t done to a tee that I’m hoping the opportunity comes about [is] Aquaman. Aquaman is definitely something I’ve been working on. Like I said, I did something a while back, but it didn’t turn out the way I was expecting it, so hopefully we can kick that one off.”

Check out the complete interview at


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