Rey Mysterio was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this past week and as fans know, he is known for his iconic luchador mask since the beginning of his career. However, it seems Mysterio’s mask designer Masahiro Hayashi once got Iyo Sky arrested on narcotics charges.

For those who are not aware, Masahiro Hayashi has been a significant figure in the wrestling world, regularly creating gear for Mysterio and even presenting him with a special mask during his Hall of Fame induction. Unfortunately, his involvement in a frame job has cast a shadow over this moment.

On May 23, 2012, Iyo Sky and her then-boyfriend Kazushige Nosawa were arrested at Narita International Airport on drug charges after returning from Mexico. They denied the accusations, claiming that fans had given them two paintings, but the contraband was found hidden inside the paintings.

That being said, the charges were dropped and then Iyo Sky later apologized publicly. She then promised to regain the trust of fans, employers, and co-workers.


However, on July 9, 2012, Mexican wrestler Takuya Sugi held a press conference where he admitted to hiding drugs in the paintings to get Iyo Sky and Kazushige Nosawa in trouble. He claimed that Masahiro Hayashi, a mask manufacturer and AAA representative, had commissioned the action and promised him a contract extension in exchange. Sugi also apologized for his actions.

It is likely that Rey Mysterio is not aware of Masahiro Hayashi’s dark past. That said, it is unlikely that will dampen The Master of The 619’s heritage as well as his love for masks. Mysterio also won at WrestleMania 39 after defeating his son Dominik Mysterio. For the time being, that is all he could care about.

What’s your take on this bizarre story about Rey Mysterio’s mask designer? Are you shocked by it? Sound off in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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