Rey Mysterio has always been a top star in WWE. His rivalry with The Latino Heat, Eddie Guerrero played a major role in shaping the Attitude Era of the promotion. Moreover, The Master of 619 has even involved his family in the pro wrestling business for the sake of storylines.
However, a lot of his fans are still unaware of his net worth. As per the specialized website celebritynetworth.com, Rey Mysterio’s total net worth is estimated to be around $10 million in 2023. Nevertheless, The Biggest Little Man prefers being silent about his income.
While being in an interview with social media influencer and pro wrestler Logan Paul on his ‘Impaulsive’ podcast, he was asked if his mask and merchandise make him rich. In reply to the question, Rey Mysterio just did the pinky-finger-to-the-mouth gesture without saying a single word.
The reference to Dr. Evil from the popular Austin Powers, which was a series of American spy comedy films was instantly used after Mysterio did the comical gesture. Dr Evil was the best and most prominent villain in the franchise, however, despite being a bad guy, he was loved by the fans for being hilarious.
Therefore, for those who don’t know, the gesture means $100 billion. Thus, as he comically stated, it’s fair to say that The Master of 619 is surely way more rich them Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Rey Mysterio talks about his addiction to painkillers
Later in the podcast, Rey Mysterio opened up about the darker phase of his life, when he was addicted to taking painkillers. The legendary luchador’s high-flying style has always been a spectacular joy to watch. However, the style is equally dangerous and because of that, Mysterio has gone through numerous surgeries in his career.
The Master of 619 revealed that once he was on a vacation with his family and his wife, Angie caught him taking the extra dose of medication. As a result, she gave him an ultimatum and asked him outright to choose between his family or the pills.
“So she gave me an ultimatum. She goes, ‘When we get back home, you can either take your pills or you can take your family. You choose.’ That really opened me up and it made me a stronger person.” Rey Mysterio said.
The Biggest Little Man admitted that her wife’s words changed everything for him and made him stronger. Consequently, Rey Mysterio stopped neglecting his health and started keeping it as his priority. He also stated that he never used painkillers again even after experiencing the worst pain of his life.