WrestleMania: Rey Mysterio Suits Up as Marvel's Mysterio

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At this year's WrestleMania event, veteran WWE superstar Rey Mysterio paid homage to both his love of superheroes and his own name by sporting ring gear directly inspired by the iconic Marvel Comics villain Mysterio.

Rey challenged WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe for his title at the Grandest Stage of Them All. While making his way to the ring, fans were able to get a great look at his bright green and yellow outfit, complete with Mysterio-esque patterns and a giant purple cape.

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Unfortunately for Rey, while his Marvel-themed outfit was on point, it was all downhill for him once the bell rang. While the Master of the 619 put up a valiant effort, the match was ultimately a short-lived affair in which he failed to unseat the reigning champion. The contest lasted only one minute before Samoa Joe cinched in his Coquina Clutch submission hold and was declared the winner by knockout.

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Of course, this is far from the first time Rey Mysterio has suited up as a comic book character during his long career with WWE. At WrestleMania XIX in 2003, he wore ring gear based on the costume of Marvel's Daredevil. At WrestleMania XX one year later, he wore an outfit based on that of DC's Flash.

A few years later, at WrestleMania XXV in 2009, his outfit was inspired by Heath Ledger's version of the Joker from the DC's then recently-released Batman film The Dark Knight. Then, at WrestleMania XXVII, he used his ring gear to pay homage to Marvel's Captain America.

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Rey has also taken his love of superheros to other WWE events over the years, such as when he suited up as the Silver Surfer at SummerSlam 2007 or Batman at SummerSlam 2012.

Meanwhile, the Marvel villain Mysterio is certainly set to have a big year in his own right. One of the longest standing members of Spider-Man's rogues gallery in the Marvel comics, the character is set to make his cinematic debut this July in Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which he will be played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

Unfortunately for Spidey, taking down Mysterio probably won't be as easy for him as it was for Samoa Joe.

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