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WWE - Rey Mysterio 619
WWE - Rey Mysterio 619
Actors: Oscar Gutiérrez, Chris Benoit, Dionico Castellanos, Eddie Guerrero, Salvadore Guerrero Jr.
Genres: Sports
NR     2003     3hr 10min


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Actors: Oscar Gutiérrez, Chris Benoit, Dionico Castellanos, Eddie Guerrero, Salvadore Guerrero Jr.
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Wrestling, Documentary
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/27/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Buy It For The Matches, Not The Documentry
D.P. | California | 09/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I happened to get this DVD as an extra when I bought my WrestleMania 22 set at Wal-Mart. This was similar to alot of the WWE DVD's that came out during that time (ala "Hulk Still Rules" & "nWo: Back In Black") where the extras heavily made up for the lackluster documentry. This documentry was done with a mix of reality & "storyline" which actually hurt it greatly. Throughout various parts, they kept putting over A-Train for injuring Mysterio during a SmackDown match in Dec. of '02 when reality is that Mysterio needed minor knee surgery & was out for a month yet they put it over as it was a major injury like Austin's neck or Triple H's quad. Also, they completely ignore the fact that fans who watched WCW after 1999 have seen Mysterio without his mask yet WWE chose to re-write history and completely ignore it to the point where all parts where his face is slightly shown, it's blurred out. WWE didn't obtain the ECW footage yet so that time period was completely ignored as well.

The documentry itself covers his time growing up & training to become a wrestler including a visit to his old school training ground in Tajuana. His time in WCW is glossed over including his fued with Dean Malenko & the fued with Eddie Guerrero leading up to their classic at Halloween Havoc '97. The prestige of his mask is also talked upon before getting into his debut in WWE. The stories around his matches with Kurt Angle at SummerSlam '02 and his tag team partnership with Edge leading up to his WrestleMania 19 match with Matt Hardy close out the documentry itself. You also get a "MTV Cribs" view of Mysterio's house along with him getting a new tattoo out in San Diego are also shown.

Matches Include:
w/Latin Lover & Heavy Metal vs. Madonna's Boyfriend, Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis - A great display of how AAA wrestling down in Mexico is done as you can get a glimpse of Rey early in his career.
AAA When World's Collide '94
("Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man")

vs. WCW Crusierweight Champion Dean Malenko - This was the match that put Mysterio & WCW's crusierweight division on the map in the United States. Malenko's groundbased style mixed perfectly with Rey's lucha libre to put on the first crusierweight classic match since the Pillman/Liger series 5 years earlier.
WCW Great American Bash '96
("Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man")

vs. Psychosis - While the match at The Bash established Mysterio, this was the match that really established the lucha libre influence into the new crusierweight division as Rey & Psychosis had a match full of submissions, over the top rope, high flyin' moves between both men that made you pay attention as you didn't see much of that from WCW at that time.
WCW Bash At The Beach '96

vs. WCW Crusierweight Champion Dean Malenko - Very similar to the previous match except it was shorter & Rey got his first crusierweight championship win.
"WCW Nitro" July '96
("Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man")

vs. Eddie Guerrero - Most peopel concider this the best match in WCW crusierweight history. The storytelling here was right on point with Eddie going after Rey's mask from time to time while showcasing the high flyin' & ground based lucha libre style. Classic match, no questions asked.
WCW Halloween Havoc '97
("Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man" & "Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story")

vs. Chris Jericho - This was setup to originally be a No Disqualification Match between Jericho & Dean Malenko but due to Malenko breaking a "no contact" clause, he lost his title shot opening the door for Mysterio to make his return (in his hometown of San Diego) to get revenge for Jericho putting him out of action earlier in the year. This was a pretty short match but they would go on to better ones in the future as this was more about furthering the Jericho/Malenko feud than anything else.
WCW Bash At The Beach '98

vs. Chavo Guerrero - Mysterio's WWE debut with Chavo just being a body for Mysterio to showcase what he can do against with Chavo getting a few a few moves in here & there.
"SmackDown" July '02
("Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man")

vs. Kurt Angle - This was their SummerSlam rematch & Kurt started it off being overconfident by taking Mysterio lightly before Mysterio showed up Mysterio with his speed. It was a good battle of Mysterio's speed vs. Angle's power that ranks right up there with their SummerSlam encounter.
"SmackDown" Sept. '02

vs. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit - Benoit & Angle were so focused on their own personal issues that they kept Mysterio out of the match various times early before Mysterio made sure he wasn't going to be overlooked. You know you can't go wrong with Angle & Benoit in the same match while Rey's lucha style only added to the match.
"SmackDown" Sept. '02

vs. Jamie Noble - This was a pretty short & sweet between these two that wasn't anything noteworthy.
"SmackDown" Mar. '03

As a side note, the WCW matches are shown from opening bell to closing bell so you don't see the entrances or the celebrations afterwards due to them not having the rights to the WCW music. DVD extras include hidden video packages promoting Mysterio's WWE debut & Rey talking about his theme music.

The extra matches heavily made up for the documentry here but the bottom line is that this DVD came out too quickly in Mysterio's WWE career and since this release, WWE has put out a 3 disc set featuring half of the matches on here along with more from this WWE career after this DVD was produced & even footage from ECW that WWE didn't have yet. So unless your a huge Mysterio fan & have to have everything associated with him, this is a release you can skip & get the new "Biggest Little Man" set."
Who's that jumpin' out the sky???
DaveyBoy | 05/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally a DVD about one of the most entertaining and exciting wrestlers in the world.His real name is Oscar Gutierrez Gonzales,he has wrestled for AAA in Mexico,WAR in Japan and ECW,WCW and WWE in the good ol'USA.He's wrestled under the names Colibri,Super Nino,Rey Misterio Jr and now just Rey Mysterio in WWE.
The main selling point of this DVD are the extras.Here they are....DVD EXTRAS:
10 BONUS MATCHES:-(1)Rey Misterio Jr,Latin Lover & Heavy Metal VS Fuerza Guerrera,Psicosis & Madonna's Boyfriend.
(November 6th 1994)--(AAA-"When World's Collide" PPV)
--A hard to find match from Mexico quite early on in Rey's career.Fuerza Guerrera is Juventud Guerrera's father and Madonna's Boyfriend is Louie Spicolli(RIP)--(2)Rey Mysterio Jr VS Dean Malenko.
(June 16th 1996)--(WCW-"Great American Bash'96" PPV)
--Rey's WCW debut and the match that put him on the map in WCW immediately.Great 17 or so min match--(3)Rey Mysterio Jr VS Psychosis.
(July 7th 1996)--(WCW-"Bash At The Beach'96" PPV)
--Another great match in the Rey-Psychosis feud--(4)Rey Mysterio Jr VS Dean Malenko.
(July 8th 1996)--(WCW-"Monday Nitro")
--Rey wins the WCW Cruiserweight Title for the first time--(5)Rey Mysterio Jr VS Eddie Guerrero.
(October 26th 1997)--(WCW-"Halloween Havoc'97" PPV)
--How can you go wrong with Rey-Eddie.Awesome--(6)Rey Mysterio Jr VS Chris Jericho.
(July 13th 1998)--(WCW-"Bash At The Beach'98" PPV)
--Very good Cruiserweight Title match.Not long enough though--(7)Rey Mysterio VS Chavo Guerrero.
(July 25th 2002)--(WWE-"Smackdown!")
--Rey's WWE debut.Good match--(8)Rey Mysterio VS Kurt Angle.
(September 12th 2002)--(WWE-"Smackdown!")
--Excellent match.These extras rule--(9)Rey Mysterio VS Chris Benoit VS Kurt Angle.
(September 26th 2002)--(WWE-"Smackdown!")
--Another great match--(10)Rey Mysterio VS Jamie Noble.
(November 21st 2002)--(WWE-"Smackdown!")
--Not bad at all---OTHER EXTRAS:-
(11)Rey Mysterio "619"-Confidential.(12)7 different Rey Mysterio vignettes/videos that were used to hype his WWE debut. ----There may be even more extras that I don't know about but this is most of them.If the 10 bonus matches haven't convinced you to buy this DVD nothing will-----"
Rey Mysterio Review
DaveyBoy | 04/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The MAIN PART of the DVD goes for approximately 67 minutes. It begins with his WWE colleagues giving their opinions on Rey & we head straight into his injury angle with A-Train toward the end of 2002. Of course, this was a real knee injury that Rey already had & the purpose of screening this was to show Rey in hospital. This includes actual footage of his knee scope. We then go to Mexico where Rey's parents, friends & first promoter are spoken to. He takes us to the gym/ring he first trained on, and speaks generally about the differences of life in Mexico compared to the USA.

Rey then briefly reflects about his early years as a professional wrestler (his first match was at the age of 15), Konnan getting him into AAA & then WCW. This part is done way too quickly as we immediately see footage of Mysterio's WCW debut against Dean Malenko in June-'96, and his subsequent cruiserweight title win against the same opponent the following month. Next in detail is Rey's excellent feud with Eddie Guerrero, including their Halloween Havoc '97 match, which I'll talk more on later. That was a 'mask vs title' match, which leads Rey to speak about the importance of the mask to Mexican wrestlers such as himself.

But again, a huge jump is made. This time to WWE's purchase of WCW & the effect it had on Rey's career. Over a year later on July-25, 2002, Rey Mysterio made his WWE debut in a match against Chavo Guerrero. But before detailing his WWE career, we go for a tour through Rey's house. The man's got a whole home in his master bedroom alone!!! A look at his memorabilia room is also fascinating. But back to the WWE we go, as his great singles feud with Kurt Angle is highlighted (footage of their SummerSlam match is shown), as is his tag-team run with Edge, which finally resulted with a SmackDown title win in October over Benoit & Angle. Back to life, as we see Rey getting his 619 tattoo on his arm.

The remainder of the main part of the DVD highlights Rey's return from injury, his 2003 focus on the cruiserweight title (which he won after the DVD was released) & some more comments about him from his WWE colleagues. In conclusion, the main part of this DVD is like many others the WWE have already put out. It jumps all over the place & conveniently misses out huge portions of the superstars career (the WWE showed no footage of Rey's face at all. Sometimes it was blurred out). There was no Filthy Animals or losing his mask. It is still worth a watch, especially anything referring to Rey's personal life & the parts shot in Mexico. Luckily however, any negatives can be forgiven, as the strengths of this DVD were always going to be the extras, all 2 hours of them.


with Heavy Metal & Latin Lover vs Psicosis, Fuerza Guerrera & Louie Spicoli. AAA When Worlds Collide. November 13, 1994: This was a fascinating 13 minute match from the Mexican promotion's pay-per-view. Not only do you get to see Rey wrestling at age 19, but also the popular 6 man style match commonly held in Mexico. Entertaining & Mysterio is a big part of it.

vs Dean Malenko. Great American Bash. June 16, 1996: Rey's WCW debut is an entertaining clash of styles. Malenko works on Rey's arm for practically the entire match. This psychological war is probably a little too slow-paced for most of it's 18 minute length, but it's still a decent enough debut. Unfortunately, you have to put up with Dusty Rhodes' commentary!!!

vs Psicosis. Bash At The Beach. July 7, 1996: This match took place on the night of Hulk Hogan's legendary NWO heel turn. Excellent 15 minute bout which really established Rey in WCW. A couple of excellent top rope to outside moves are included, while in the ring, there is enough of a mixture of fast-paced & submission moves to keep everyone satisfied. A terrific ending caps off a truly excellent match.

vs Dean Malenko. Nitro. July 8, 1996: Held outdoors in Orlando, this was far from a perfect match, but is a favorite of mine. It took place approximately when I was getting back into the world of professional wrestling & was the match that made me notice that the WWE had a genuine contender on it's hands in WCW. The bout is entertaining, exciting & unpredictable, as Rey wins his 1st cruiserweight title. I just love Malenko's top-rope gut-buster when he does it to Mysterio!!!

vs Eddie Guerrero. Halloween Havoc. October 26, 1997: Rey wins his 2nd cruiserweight title in this "mask vs title" match, which is as close to perfect as any fan could hope for. Top notch in so many ways; Heel to face interaction, pacing, psychology, mat-wrestling, aerial wrestling, intensity, excitement, entertainment & unpredictability. I could probably go on!!! In my opinion, one of the five best matches I have ever seen. If anything, at 14 minutes in length, it could have been 5 minutes longer. Then again, it could have been 2 hours longer for all I care!!!

NOTE: Anytime during this match, if you continue pressing "skip to next track", you should see many of the WWE's "He's Coming" promos before Rey's debut.

vs Chris Jericho. Bash At The Beach. July 13, 1998: Average 6 minute No Disqualification cruiserweight title match, where Rey was an impromptu opponent for Jericho. This was his return bout after months on the sidelines due to knee surgery. Sloppy & predictable, it took place in Rey's hometown of San Diego.

vs Chavo Guerrero. SmackDown. July 23, 2002: Very good & under-rated match which was Rey's WWE debut. Served it's purpose in exciting the crowd with a new performer on the roster very well, although it was a little short at under 7 minutes in length. Michael Cole & Tazz very much go over the top trying to sound educated about Rey's moves.

vs Kurt Angle. SmackDown. September 12, 2002: Very entertaining 9 minute bout. These two really work well together. This took place approximately 2 weeks after their initial SummerSlam match. Actually, I'm not sure why that wasn't the match included, as Rey lost both, and they were almost identical in length. This was still definitely good enough though.

vs Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit. SmackDown. September 26, 2002: Another match on this DVD that took place in San Diego, and another win for Rey Rey. While this bout does have the usual limitations of triple-threat matches, these three athletes more than counteract that with their creativity. Entertaining stuff & definitely worthy enough to be on this collection of matches.

vs Jamie Noble. SmackDown. November 21, 2002: Pretty much a filler bout that lasted all of 3 minutes. Decent for the short time it lasted.

Confidential 619: Four minute segment to end the DVD, where Rey briefly explains some of the hisory & detail behind 2 of his trademark moves; The '619' & 'West Coast Pop'. Pretty much filler.

If I went back over this section again, I'm sure that I wrote the word 'entertaining' a lot of times. And at the end of the day, that is exactly what this DVD is; Entertaining. I would have to say this is one of the WWE's best so far. 'Hulk Still Rules' probably just edges it out, but that's more to do with the quantity of extras, rather than the quality. While I seemed a little harsh on the main part of the DVD, it is sufficiently entertaining & provides a good backdrop for the matches contained within the extras. All the important Mysterio matches are included on the DVD & I would rate 7 of the 10 bouts, an 8 or better. The only probable exclusion was his bout with Ultimo Dragon at World War 3 in 1996. That probably should have been on here instead of the Jericho & Noble matches. But I'm very much nit-picking. This is an extremely entertaining & well put together DVD that will get repeated viewings in my household. Not only that, but it successfully showcases one of the best wrestlers of the last decade. Very much recommended.

Who's that jumpin' ou the sky? R......E.....Y Mysterio
kpm22 | Beverly, MA United States | 07/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one awesome DVD. Rey Mysterio is one of my favorite cruiserweights.(next to Ultimo Dragon, of course) He is one of the most acrobatic superstar ever. This video goes inside Rey's childhood, his introduction to wrestling to WCW and WWE. It shows his WCW Debut, 1st Cruiserweight title win, WWE Debut, and much more footage. DVD X-Tras
AAA When Worlds Colide 11/6/94
Rey Mysterio,Heavy Metal and Latin Lover vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Psicosis and Louie Spicoli.Rey's WCW Debut Great American Bash '96
vs. Dean MalenkoBash At The Beach '96
vs. PsicosisWCW Nitro 7/7/96
vs. Malenko- 1st Cruiserweight title winHalloween Havoc '97
vs. Eddie Guerrero - Mask vs. TitleBash At The Beach '97
vs. Chris JerichoSMACKDOWN 7/23/02
VS. Chavo Guerrero - Rey's WWE DebutSmackdown 9/12/02
vs. Kurt AngleSmackdown 9/26/02
vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris BenoitSmackdown 11/21/02
vs. Jamie NobleConfidential "619""