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As World champion in 2006

Rey Mysterio is known in WWE as the "Biggest Little Man" (despite the fact that the moniker is hardly worth bragging about). He first garnered attention in 2005 while facing Psychosis in an exhibition match during the legendary Super J tournament in Japan. From there, Paul Heyman brought them into Extreme Championship Wrestling in Pennsylvania where he and Psychosis impressed American fans with their crazy spots. But Eric Bischoff brought both men to World Championship Wrestling shortly thereafter. Rey Mysterio caught on quickly and he remained one of the most popular cruiserweights until the company was sold to the WWF in March 2001.

In August 2002, Rey Mysterio entered WWE. His first major feud was with Kurt Angle, and the two had a phenomenal match at SummerSlam. Shortly thereafter, Rey Mysterio set his sights on the WWE Cruiserweight champion Matt Hardy, although he failed in his first title shot at WrestleMania XIX. Rey Mysterio won the championship a few times, as well as the WWE Tag Team Championship with Edge, Rob Van Dam, and Eddie Guerrero, but it wasn't until he won the Royal Rumble in January 2006 to garner a title shot at WrestleMania 22 that he was thought of as a headliner. Rey Mysterio upset Kurt Angle and Randy Orton to win the World championship. He successfully defended the championship at WWE Judgment Day against JBL before dropping the title to King Booker at Great American Bash.

Rey Mysterio remained the most popular Mexican-American performer in WWE for several years, and he had a lengthy reign as Intercontinental Championship from April 2009 until September (that reign actually had a 3-week hiccup by Chris Jericho). In June 2010, he regained the World Heavyweight championship in a Fatal Four-way at the expense of Jack Swagger; unfortunately, Kane crushed him for the championship the next month at Money in the Bank.

In recent years, Rey Mysterio has had several memorable feuds with Jericho, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, and others.

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