Rey Mysterio is arguably the greatest big little man to grace a wrestling ring. Mysterio stands at 5 ft 6 inches tall and he has weighed 175 pounds for the majority of his career. Mysterio has had a fantastic career in both WWE and WCW where he has won several major championships. A three-time WWE World Champion, a WWE Hall of Famer, and winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with his son Dominik are some of his proudest achievements.
Mysterio is in a select group of wrestlers who have wrestled in WWE, WCW, and ECW. Mysterio won the Royal Rumble match in 2006 and he is a Grand Slam Champion in WWE. However, Mysterio hasn’t been able to achieve everything in his three-decade-plus wrestling career.
10 Never Won The Money In The Bank Ladder Match
The Money in the Bank ladder match has been around since 2005 with Rey Mysterio’s former tag team partner and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Edge winning the first Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 21. Mysterio has never won the Money in the Bank ladder match and he competed in two editions of the match.
His first appearance was in 2011 with Alberto Del Rio winning the match for the WWE Championship contract. Mysterio’s second participation in the Money in the Bank ladder match didn’t arrive until nine years later in 2020. That was a unique edition as it took place in WWE’s HQ and he was thrown off the tower by Baron Corbin.
9 Never Won A TLC Match
Keeping in the theme with ladders involved, Rey Mysterio participated in a fatal-4-way match for Kane’s World Heavyweight Championship at TLC 2010. Mysterio dropped the World Heavyweight Title to Kane via a Money in the Bank cash-in, five months prior and he was looking to reclaim the Big Gold Belt.
This was Mysterio’s first and only TLC match to date and he had a good outing here. Unfortunately for Mysterio, he was unable to win the match as an emotional Edge clinched his 10th World Championship reign in a match that he is a master at.
8 Never Won King Of The Ring
The King of the Ring tournament has generally been won by heels although a few babyfaces have been crowned as King. Some wrestlers took pride in winning the King of the Ring tournament like Booker T as he was rechristened as King Booker.
Mysterio only competed in two King of the Ring tournaments in his career and he was winless in the tournament. His first appearance was in 2010 but he lost to Cody Rhodes in the opening round. 11 years later, Mysterio lost to Sami Zayn at the first hurdle in the quarterfinals.
7 Never Main Evented SummerSlam
SummerSlam is one of the major premium live events on WWE’s calendar. Rey Mysterio has featured in 11 matches at the Biggest Party of the Summer, and surprisingly he has never headlined the event.
Mysterio competed in a World Heavyweight Championship match against Kane in 2010, and he faced Chavo Guerrero in back-to-back bouts in 2006 and 2007 with a win and loss to his name. His debut appearance at SummerSlam was an outstanding match with Kurt Angle in 2002, and two decades later, he teamed up with his son Dominik and they beat the Judgment Day.
6 Never Won The ECW Championship
Rey Mysterio competed in ECW for a year from 1995-1996 before he moved on to WCW. Mysterio feuded with the likes of Psicosis and Juventud Guerrera during his short stint in the Land of Extreme.
The ECW Championship was a championship that Mysterio failed to add to his collection. The ECW Championship became WWE’s property in 2001, but WWE relaunched ECW in 2006 with the likes of RVD and Big Show holding the title. Mysterio was the reigning World Heavyweight Champion and he had a fantastic Extreme Rules match with Sabu at ECW One Night Stand 2006.
5 Never Won The WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Arguably, the cruiserweight division in WCW in the ’90s was the strongest in the world. Mysterio, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, and Eddie Guerrero were some of the names who had successful runs in the WCW Cruiserweight Championship title picture.
Mysterio clinched the WCW Cruiserweight Championship five times and he won the WCW Tag Team Championship three times and the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship once. WCW was where the “big boys play” and Mysterio never won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship during his time in the company before he joined WWE in 2002.
4 Never Won An Elimination Chamber Match
The Elimination Chamber match is one of the most popular gimmick matches as there’s always something riding on it whether it be for a title or a number one contender’s match at WrestleMania. Rey Mysterio has competed in three Elimination Chamber matches and all three were for the World Heavyweight Championship from 2009-11.
Edge was responsible for preventing Mysterio from winning the World Heavyweight Championship at No Way Out 2009 and Elimination Chamber 2011 when they were the final two. In 2010, Mysterio came up short with Chris Jericho winning the World Heavyweight Championship.
3 Never Won A Hell In A Cell Match
Surprisingly, Rey Mysterio has featured in just one Hell in a Cell match in his legendary wrestling career. He challenged Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship on the June 18, 2021 edition of SmackDown.
It was a physical battle in a match that was omitted from the Hell in a Cell premium live event. Ultimately, Mysterio gave it his best shot but it wasn’t enough with the Tribal Chief retaining his championship.
2 Never Won The Universal Championship
Rey Mysterio is a three-time WWE World Champion with two reigns as World Heavyweight Champion and he won the WWE Championship once. However, the Universal Championship is missing from Mysterio’s impressive haul of championships
It’s highly unlikely that Mysterio will ever win a World Championship again, but he won’t be losing sleep over it. His Hell in a Cell match with Roman Reigns was his best chance to get his hands on the Universal Championship but it wasn’t meant to be.
1 Never Headlined WrestleMania
Headlining WrestleMania is one of the biggest accomplishments that someone could achieve in their WWE career. However, Rey Mysterio is in a group of former World Champions who have never main evented WrestleMania.
Mysterio’s fairytale World Heavyweight Championship victory over Kurt Angle and Randy Orton at WrestleMania 22 was unquestionably the biggest win in his WWE career. Mysterio sent JBL into retirement at WrestleMania 25 and he won the Intercontinental Championship. Mysterio’s had many memorable WrestleMania moments, but a main event at the Show of Shows was something that Mysterio failed to achieve.