It is rare that I get excited about a pro wrestling DVD these days. That has changed with the release of WWE Rey Misterio: Biggest Little man. This is one of the few WWE DVDs that I would recommend going out of your way to buy. Just like his matches, Rey Mysterio provides the action from start to finish in this great compilation.
Sometimes the guys in charge of picking matches for DVDs get it wrong. On the WWE Rey Mysterio DVD they got it all right and then some. This is without a doubt the greatest compilation from top to bottom of matches I have ever seen on a DVD which includes Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit, Mick Foley, and Ric Flair.
[adinserter block=”1″]Fans only familiar with the Rey Mysterio that they have seen in the WWE have no idea about the true talents of this legend. Yes, Rey Mysterio is a legend who has influenced the new breed of high-flyers similar to the way Shawn Michaels influenced the generation of Hardy Boys, Christian, Edge, and others.
The lineage of Rey Mysterio goes back to his days as a struggling wrestler in Mexico. The DVD highlights one of Rey’s greatest matches from Mexico which took place on the AAA When World Collide pay-per-view. Fans will be astonished at the risks that Mysterio would take during this era of pro wrestling.
Rey’s first rise to national prominence came through Extreme Championship Wrestling. It would be Rey’s classics and I do mean classics with Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis that easily hold up today to the test of time.
Rey’s career in WCW was not always one that will be remembered. In between some of the ridiculous ways Rey was booked, Rey would routinely steal the show. Arguably the greatest WCW match of all-time is included which pits Rey against his long time rival, Eddie Guerrero from Halloween Havoc as well as numerous other matches with Eddie, Psicosis, Juventud, Chris Jericho, and others. It is amazing in looking back as to what WCW had at one point in time and the way they never truly exploited it to their benefits.
Rey’s career in the WWE has been one of fun, excitement, and even surprise. Most critics didn’t give Rey much of a chance going into the WWE. Rey had everything against him. Rey was a high-flyer, wore a mask, was way below average in height, and was in WCW. Any one of those attributes would have been enough to bury someone else. Not Rey Mysterio.
Rey’s WWE career is brilliantly chronicled on this three-disc set. Rey’s series against Kurt Angle is one of the most underrated series of matches in my opinion of the last several years. Several of Rey’s matches with Kurt Angle are captured on this set.
[adinserter block=”2″]Some rarities include the only one on one match from Raw between Rey and Shawn Michaels from the Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show, Rey vs. Matt Hardy, JBL, several Chavo Guerrero matches, and more.
The set comes out a perfect time just before the holiday season. Overall the set clocks in at nine hours of Rey Mysterio which is more than a bargain. I can’t imagine any wrestling fan not being thrilled with the hours of excitement they will get from this set.
DVD Match Listing:
When World’s Collide ’94 – Latin Lover, Heavy Metal, & Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Madonna’s Boyfriend, Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis
ECW 9/95: vs. Psicosis
ECW 2/96: vs. Juventud Guerrera
Great American Bash ’96: vs. Crusierweight Champion Dean Malenko
Nitro 7/’96: vs. Crusierweight Champion Dean Malenko
Hog Wild ’96: WCW Cruiserweight Title vs. Ultimate Dragon
Fall Brawl ’96: WCW Cruiserweight Title vs. Super Calo
Halloween Havoc ’96: WCW Cruiserweight Title vs. Dean Malenko
Starrcade ’06: vs. Jushin Thunder Liger
Spring Stampede ’97: vs. Ultimate Dragon
Halloween Havoc ’97: Mask vs. Title Match vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero
World War 3 ’97: vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero
Thunder 1/98: vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera
Souled Out ’98: WCW Cruiserweight Title vs. Chris Jericho
Road Wild ’98: vs. Psychosis
Nitro 2/99: vs. Blitzkreig
SmackDown 7/02: vs. Chavo Guerrero
SummerSlam ’02: vs. Kurt Angle
SmackDown 6/03 – vs. Crusierweight Champion Matt Hardy
SmackDown 1/04: vs. Crusierweight Champion Tajiri
Great American Bash ’04: WWE Cruiserweight Title vs. Chavo Guerrero
No Way Out ’05 – w/Eddie Guerrero vs. WWE Tag Team Champions The Bashams
Judgment Day ’05: vs. Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show: vs. HBK
WM22: vs. World Champion Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton
Judgment Day ’06: World Heavyweight Title vs. J.B.L.
No Mercy ’06: Falls Count Anywhere Match vs. Chavo Guerrero
SmackDown 10/06: I Quit Match vs. Chavo Guerrero