Rey Mysterio Credits Dean Malenko For Conception Of His Debut Entrance


During a recent appearance on WWE’s ‘The Bump,’ Rey Mysterio spoke about the creation of his pop-up entrance.

According to Mysterio, cruiserweight legend Dean Malenko was responsible for conceiving the entrance. Mysterio referenced the entrance as “the icing on the cake” to culminate the anticipation of his WWE debut.

Mysterio made his debut on SmackDown on July 25, 2002. He said,

“Oh my god, that’s one of the best entrances I’ve ever had, and I believe in general, one of the best entrances that WWE has created. From my understanding, Dean Malenko had brought that up, and it was given to me. They wanted to do something special, coming into WWE, and I think this just put the icing on the cake. The fact that that had done vignettes a month prior to me having my first match, and they would just show flashes of someone doing high-flying moves, but you couldn’t tell who it was, and every week we saw a little bit more until the day came. The advertisement was, ‘He’s coming, he’s coming,’ and sure enough, when he arrived, it was Rey Mysterio with an incredible entrance, you know, music, the whole package was just there, and all I had to do was deliver. I’m grateful that I was given the opportunity, and I’m grateful to god that I was able to deliver for 20 years.”

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