Rey Mysterio: Ranking Mysterio's WrestleMania Ring Wear
Many wrestlers go big during WrestleMania, but no one has more people talking about what he wears to the ring than Rey Mysterio.
For seven WrestleManias, Rey has drawn from comic books, movies and his Mexican heritage to stun crowds with dazzling outfits.
Of course, he always entertains once inside the ring, but it's hard to not gawk at and discuss his unique ring wear.
Will WWE fans get a treat and see a surprise Rey Mysterio match at WrestleMania 28? The Xfinity website lists Rey as part of the pay-per-view.
Do they know something we don't?
More than likely, though, we'll have to wait until next year to see what the biggest little man will don next.
7. WrestleMania 26 vs. CM Punk
Veering from getting inspiration from comic books, Rey went Hollywood.
Dressed as a Na'vi from Avatar, he sports a blue outfit complete with fake ponytails.
The blue base for the outfit looks excellent, but the orange highlights look out of place.
Adding wristbands to the ensemble is a great idea. These semi-snakeskin ones clash with the stripes on everything else, though.
What drags this down so low are those ponytails.
They add a silly over-the top touch that dominates the look.
6. WrestleMania 20 Cruiserweight Open
While facing Billy Kidman, Tajiri and Chavo Guerrero in an exciting cruiserweight match, Rey paid homage to DC Comics' the Flash.
Though replacing the Flash's lightning bolt on the chest with a yellow bird is brilliant, the overall outfit is a disappointment.
There isn't enough color variation here.
The red overpowers the clever nuances of the mask and ring wear.
It's also too similar to the Flash's actual costume. Had he veered from that, infusing more Rey Mysterio into it, it would have been much more interesting visually.
5. WrestleMania 19 vs. Matt Hardy
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Again, a single color dominates and takes away from a potentially incredible outfit.
Aside from Spider-Man, Daredevil is the most fitting character for Rey Mysterio.
His thrilling high-risk style is part acrobat, part daredevil.
The horns on his mask are awesome.
The mask in general is full of subtle touches like the jeweled crown high on his head.
What is less appealing is the outfit itself.
Aside from a few white touches here and there, this is all a solid deep red. More elaborate designs and more color could have really elevated this.
Check out the match here to get a view of the whole thing in action.
4. WrestleMania 21 vs.Eddie Guerrero
It doesn't get as much attention because it's not inspired by a superhero or movie creature, but once the hideous outer wear is removed, Rey shows off a classic looking, well-designed outfit.
While the mask famously gave him trouble during the action by nearly slipping off several times, it's a sleek, simple, gold and white work of art.
His pants follow the "less is more" path.
The red and green stripes are bold along his legs. The Aztec design at his knees is gorgeous.
Unfortunately, during his entrance, Rey wore a stars and stripes and Mexican flag mishmash. It's gaudy, clunky and doesn't seem to fit him properly.
3. WrestleMania 27 vs. Cody Rhodes
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Rey Mysterio's most recent WrestleMania venture into the world of comic books transformed him into Captain Mysterio.
It's a bright and stunning tribute to Captain America.
The blue and red pops as he enters, as he takes Cody Rhodes to the limit.
Though it would have been great to add a few more Rey touches, adding the Aztec design to his chest in place of Cap's star is a phenomenal move.
It seems Rey was more focused on accuracy than experimentation with this one.
2. WrestleMania 25 vs. JBL
In his shockingly brief Intercontinental title match against JBL, Rey once again went with a comic book-inspired outfit.
Purple tights, a purple jacket and a demented mask with green hair were all an obvious nod to Heath Ledger's Joker.
What elevates this above the other comic book character outfits is that the Joker aspect is more loosely translated. Joker's essence is fused with Rey's.
Rey moved differently in the Joker gear, slithering up to the ring and licking his lips.
Fans certainly enjoyed another surprising and bold entrance from him. The entrance lasted longer than the actual match.
Rey pinned JBL in 21 seconds and left the ring with the IC belt before many fans had a chance to take a photo of his Joker garb.
1. WrestleMania 22 vs. Kurt Angle and Randy Orton
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Perhaps it takes an acquired taste to appreciate the grandeur of Rey's WrestleMania 22 outfit.
Fans tend to either love it or hate it.
His tribute to his Mexican lineage was daring and captivating.
In a night that belonged to the ultimate underdog, Rey entered the ring to sound of P.O.D., covered in colorful feathers and a jaw-dropping headdress.
No one but Rey could have pulled off the Aztec–inspired gear, but he did.
Like his championship win that night, this outfit stole the show.