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Rey Mysterio Makes An Appearance At WWE’s Royal Rumble And Fans Lose It

Every year World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) hosts their Royal Rumble, a mega brawl where 30 wrestlers, well, rumble, until one is left standing. It starts with two fighters, then every minute another is added to the ring. Wrestlers are eliminated by being tossed out of the ring over the top rope.

This is one of WWE’s biggest events and this year there was a very special surprise appearance.

The legendary Rey Mysterio surprised everyone as he made an unexpected appearance to compete in this year’s Royal Rumble.

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Oscar Gutierrez, commonly known as Rey Mysterio, became most popular during his time in the WWE in the early 2000’s. He’s an icon in wrestling and within the Latino community thanks to his skills, Lucha Libre mask, and the pride he showed for his Mexican heritage and hometown San Diego. Although Mysterio is short compared to other wrestlers, he is fast on his feet and known for his popular wrestling move called the “619,” which is the area code of his hometown.

Mysterio fans across the Internet were immediately taken back to their childhood as they saw the icon make his return to the ring.

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I was so shook as soon as I heard his theme song being played at the match.

After the match, Mysterio talked about how blessed he felt to be back on the WWE ring, even if it was just for one night.

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After hearing the crowd’s loud cheers, Mysterio said, “I’m truly blessed to come back and to realize that the fans don’t forget about you.”

And as a former Mysterio fan, I can say that I’ll never forget his Lucha Libre mask, unapologetic Mexican pride, and all those times I attempted the “619” on my brothers growing up.

It was nice seeing you on the ring again, Mysterio!


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Kenyan-Mexican Actress, Lupita Nyong'o, Explains Why 'Black Panther' Is Extremely Inspirational To Her

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Kenyan-Mexican Actress, Lupita Nyong’o, Explains Why ‘Black Panther’ Is Extremely Inspirational To Her

“I didn’t need to hear what I meant to her, but I could feel it and it moved me.”

In a recent interview with ET Canada, Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o recalls the moment she encountered a young girl in January while she was at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The young girl only wanted to take a picture with Nyong’o, but as soon as they came face to face, the young girl broke down and started crying. After asking her what was wrong, the girl responded to Nyong’o, “It’s just so nice to meet you.” Although those were the only words she said, Nyong’o could feel how much she meant to that young girl and it meant the world to her.

This is why Nyong’o’s role in the new Marvel film, “Black Panther,” is extremely important to her. Nyong’o explains that not only is her role in this film a game changer for herself, but a game changer for women of color.

What Nyong’o especially admires about “Black Panther” is that everything about the fictitious African nation in the film is inspired and informed by the real African continent. Moreover, Nyong’o expresses, “It’s so inspirational to see the depiction of an African nation that is self-determining, that wasn’t interrupted by the assault that is colonialism.” In particular to women of color, Nyong’o highly appreciates that in the film women are equally as powerful as men and the men are not threatened by their power. Every single person, whether male or female, is able to deliver their absolute full potential, and it’s such an honor for Nyong’o play a role in this.

To see Nyong’o on the big screen, stay tuned for the release of “Black Panther,” set to be played in theaters on February 16th .


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