WWE DVD Review – Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man
By Phil Allely
Rey Mysterio is one of the WWE’s biggest superstars and he is also one of the rosters smallest athletes. The five foot six grappler has done something that no other smaller one has, he has won world titles across the globe, has held WWE heavyweight championships and topped the bill everywhere he has been.
This triple disc set looks at the career of the ‘Little big man’ and what he did to make the WWE notice him.
As an inspiring and exciting wrestler Mysterio is the masked man that the majority of fans know and love these days. His matches are often the best thing on a pay-per-view and even with his degenerating body (due to countless injuries), whilst Rey’s recent bouts have been catered to work around these ailments the matches he participates in pale in comparison to the ones he once did.
This is where this box set works so well, as in it give us a glimpse of the Rey we all know and love and brings us from his early days in ECW to his more recent scraps with Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Over these three discs we get a brief description of Mysterio’s in-ring career to that point and then see the matches in their entirety. In his prime and working against similar talents Rey was a standout performer and those talents even though are obvious today are best showcased in these retro scraps.
If you love Rey Mysterio this is the set for you, if you enjoy high flying wrestling this is the set for you and if you wish to learn more about the rich tapestry of wrestling (whilst having a key roster member to judge it by) this is the set for you.
With Rey off TV for at least six months (due to much needed knee surgery) this is a nice way to keep him in mind and a show reel of his best bits, until he once more graces the WWE ring. The WWE owning the video archives for ECW and WCW aid this release greatly too.
Rey Mysterio – The Life of a Masked Man is available now from www.silvervision.co.uk and all good retailers.
Running time 8 hours 23 mins