Rey Mysterio's Face Exposed After Having Mask Ripped Off On Monday Night RAW
Rey Mysterio's mask is one of the most famous traditions in wrestling.
The former Cruiserweight champion has, for the majority of his career, worn a mask, apart from his stint in WCW in the late 90's and early 00's.
It is seen as the most sacred possession in Lucha Libre, so to have yours taken away can cause outrage, just like it did on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw.
This how @reymysterio looks like with his mask off @nodqdotcom @aaronrift. #RAW #Rawlittlerock pic.twitter.com/OI4YhRd12N
- Thomas D Bradley (@ThomasDBradley) July 30, 2019
The former Cruiserweight champion was exposed when he came up against Andrade in a Gauntlet Match.
His old rival 'accidentally' ripped off his mask, showing his face to millions watching at home.
Mysterio quickly tried to cover his face, but cameras caught a rare glimpse of his appearance in the ring.
This is one of the great crimes in Mexican wrestling. Bah gawd.
Andrade RIPS Rey Mysterio's mask off :eyes::eyes: #Raw pic.twitter.com/3tb5H6JjTl
- WWE Critics (@WWECritics) July 30, 2019
#RAW Again, let's pretend we haven't seen unmasked Rey Mysterio circa 2000s WCW, which is on the WWE Network, before pic.twitter.com/BgGHiuQvg7
- Jeven W. (@5CornersxSmootx) July 30, 2019
Andrare got the pinfall over Mysterio but after the match, Rey said he wants payback.
"I can't live with that weight on my back forever." he said. "This was just one bad night that happened.
"Even though the circumstances were a bit horrible because the only [people] that have ripped my mask before in the past was Eddie Guerrero and Randy Orton.
"Now Andrade took it overboard. I have two main goals in mind right now: First get that US title back, and second take care of Andrade for what he did tonight."
EXCLUSIVE: After losing to @AndradeCienWWE in a #GauntletMatch to determine @AJStylesOrg's #USTitle challenger at #SummerSlam, @reymysterio reveals what is up next. #RAW pic.twitter.com/I06EhXrjYW
- WWE (@WWE) July 30, 2019
Last person to unmask Rey Mysterio in WWE was Randy Orton #SDLive pic.twitter.com/szSFCjOLKW
- Brian Pankey Celebrity Entertainment (@BPankeyOfficial) July 30, 2019
You can't just rip Rey Mysterio's mask like that?!