When it comes to international superstars, WWE is not the best when it comes to representation. That was the case for years with both the top stars from Mexico and Japan. However, through it all, they have signed some of the top stars from both companies to work for them over the years, with Luchadore superstars proving to be top talents at various times in their careers.
While WWE has put many Latino stars in demeaning gimmicks, the fact is that the company gave them a chance to perform on the biggest stage in the professional wrestling world. With several of Mexico's top stars passing through WWE, here is a look at the 10 greatest Mexican wrestlers in WWE history ranked.
Konnan started his career in the late 80s and after making his name in Mexico, signed with WWE in 1992 after he pitched the idea to Vince McMahon of a robot character known as Max Moon that he based after something he saw in a Japanese cartoon at the time. It was a cyborg from outer space.
He wrestled three matches on TV and then left WWE, with the company giving the gimmick to Paul Diamond. By 1996, Konnan had signed with WCW and became a star in the United States there under his name, winning the U.S. title, TV title, and tag team titles twice.
9 MIL MASCARAS
Mil Mascaras is one of Mexico's most famous wrestlers when it comes to wrestling north of their border. Many consider him one of the top Lucha Libre stars in history and the man who popularized the wrestling style in the United States. His name means Man of a Thousand Masks.
He is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2012, and his legacy lives on with Alberto Del Rio as his nephew and his brothers the iconic Dos Caras and Sicodelico. He was the first masked wrestler in Madison Square Garden while working for WWE.
Kalisto is the first name on this list who is currently working in WWE. He is part of the Lucha House Party with Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado but is the superior of the three members of that stable. Before coming to WWE, Kalisto was known as Samuray del Sol and was one of the top high flyers on the indie scene.
He has been very successful in WWE, winning the NXT tag titles as part of the Lucha Dragons with Sin Cara and then winning the United States title twice and Cruiserweight title once on the main roster.
7 CHAVO GUERRERO JR.
The Guerrero family is a legendary Mexican family with several superstars in the Texas wrestling scene, as well as in the AWA. However, of the main Guerrero brotherhood, only one of them became a major star in WWE, and he took his nephew Chavo Guerrero Jr. with him.
Chavo ended up thriving in his own right. In WCW, he was a two-time Cruiserweight Champion and held the tag titles once. In WWE, he was a two-time tag team champion with his Uncle Eddie and also held the Cruiserweight title there four times and hit his ceiling when he won the ECW world title.
6 TITO SANTANA
There were a lot of big-time stars in the 80s Rock and Wrestling Connection with Hulkamania running wild. Sadly, a lot of wrestling fans know him best from his days as El Matador, with a Mexican bullfighting gimmick, but he was so much more than that in WWE.
Santana is a two-time Intercontinental Champion with some fantastic matches against Greg "The Hammer" Valentine in his reign. He finally lost the title to Randy "Macho Man" Savage before moving to the tag team division. He was a tag champ early with Ivan Putski and later with Rick Martel.
5 ANDRADE CIEN ALMAS
Arguably, the most talented Mexican wrestler in WWE right now is Andrade Cien Almas. Andrade made his name in CMLL for eight years wrestling as La Sombra, where he was a massive success, at one time holding three titles at once. He moved on to New Japan, where he won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship after founding the still popular faction Los Ingobernables.
Andrade arrived in NXT and won the NXT Championship there, putting on some of the best title matches for any champion, and then moved on to the main roster. He has still yet to win a title on the main roster, but his pre-WWE career has been good enough for a high spot of best WWE Mexican wrestlers.
4 JUVENTUD GUERRERA
Juventud Guerrera is someone who took a bad situation and still earned success in WWE. Most WWE fans will remember Juvi as part of the terrible gimmick of The Mexicools, where he, Super Crazy and Psicosis dressed up like lawn workers and even rode lawnmowers to the ring.
Despite the degrading gimmick, Juvi won the WWE cruiserweight title twice during his stay there. He also won the WCW version three times before that and won the tag titles in WCW as well with Rey Mysterio Jr. Many consider Juvi one of the most talented cruiserweights in WWE history.
3 ALBERTO DEL RIO
WWE saw Alberto Del Rio as a major star when they signed him from Mexico and treated him like a star. He got JBL's old gimmick of driving an expensive car into the arena and acting like a spoiled, wealthy aristocrat. He ended up winning four world titles along with two U.S. title reigns in WWE.
Del Rio is also wrestling royalty. His father is Dos Caras and his uncle Mil Mascaras. Sadly, as talented as Del Rio was, his attitude and anger at a lack of push later in his WWE career caused him to leave the promotion and step out of the spotlight as a main event wrestling superstar.
2 REY MYSTERIO
Rey Mysterio is the most successful little man in professional wrestling history. After making his name in AAA in Mexico, he got a chance to show his talent when Paul Heyman brought him to ECW. After a short time, WCW poached him and made him a major star, with five cruiserweight title reigns and four tag team title reigns.
He became a bigger star in WWE. Outside of his three cruiserweight titles, two Intercontinental titles, four tag team titles, and one U.S. title, he is also a three-time world champion for the company and a future WWE Hall of Famer.
1 EDDIE GUERRERO
The late Eddie Guerrero is the best Mexican wrestler in WWE history. He is from the legendary Guerrero family, his father Gory Guerrero, and his brothers Hector, Chavo, and Mando as some of the top Latino stars in professional wrestling history. However, Eddie surpassed them all on the biggest stage of them all.
Eddie made his name in AAA, NJPW, and ECW before he moved on to WCW and became a star thanks to an early feud with Nature Boy Ric Flair. He held the U.S. title once and Cruiserweight title twice. He then moved on to WWE, where he beat Brock Lesnar for the world title. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 after his death.