Rey Mysterio reveals the origins of his signature move 619

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WWE veteran star Rey Mysterio is currently one-half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions alongside his son, Dominik Mysterio. The former WWE champion was recently interviewed by Sony Sports India during which he went on to speak about his iconic signature move, the 619.

Rey Mysterio reveals how he created the 619 move

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Rey Mysterio’s 619 is one of the spectacular finishing maneuvers in WWE history and it has been very effective for him as it has helped him win several championships. 619 is actually the area code of Mysterio’s hometown, San Diego.

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The 619 or Tiger Feint kick is a wrestling move in which a wrestler jumps through the second and top rope while holding on to the ropes, then the momentum is used to swing back around into the ring.

It was originally performed as a fake dive to through the ropes but later on modified by Rey Mysterio to execute a kick to the head of an opponent who is hung on the second rope.

During his interview, with Sony Sports India, Rey revealed how he first came up with the 619. He further spoke about how he modified the move which was originally used by Tiger Mask and Mexican wrestler Super Astro:

He said: “The move actually has been modified but the originator is Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask did it in the 80s in Japan and then I saw it for the first time in person with one of my favourite wrestlers of all time, Super Astro, who was also from Mexico and he would always team up with my uncle. “

He then said how he modified the move and since then used it as a finisher. He said: “When I would see him run and do the move, he would just feint and come back in the ring.

He added: “When I started wrestling, when I started adapting moves from here and there, I was like what if I put my opponent on the ropes and connect with my feet so it was just a moment of creation that happened. The next thing, I tried it in the ring and it worked. So, that’s how the 619 was born.”

He has also performed the Double 619 with Dominik Mysterio on several occasions in which the father-son duo performs the move on one opponent simultaneously. The duo successfully defended their WWE SmackDown Tag Team titles against The Usos on this week’s SmackDown.

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