Rey Mysterio talks about Dominic, his eventual in-ring debut

Rey Mysterio is a veteran in professional wrestling and has been on and off with WWE for the past two decades. His son Dominic has made appearances in WWE, especially a Summerslam ladder match between Rey and Eddie Guerrero for the custody of Dominic.



Dominic has grown up now and he was featured during Rey Mysterio’s feud against Brock Lesnar, where the two teamed up against The Beast. Mysterio spoke to BT Sport, where he talked about his son’s future in pro wrestling. He also joked about him being larger than he is.

“At one point, I do remember saying, ‘my outfits are gonna be intact. I’m gonna store them, and eventually, if my son wants to wrestle, they’re gonna be here waiting for him.’ I never thought he’d come out 6’2″ 215 lbs. I’m still doubting my wife and just want to make sure I’m the real father,” Mysterio joked.

“He’s got an idea of his own, and he didn’t ask to be a part of this world until he was 19. He grew up around it. We did several storylines with him and Eddie, of course. I think that always stayed with him. Once he figured out what he wanted to do and he asked, ‘dad, can you train me? I wanna see if I can make it in this business,’ I was like wow. I never forced it upon him. I never pressured him. It was something came natural and organic. I think that’s why he’s a different type of breed, but he has something special to give. I feel it. As a father, I have that instinct that he’s gonna be something special.”

Mysterio has given periodical updates regarding Dominic’s training. While he did not give any details, he did say he is open to helping him full-time after retirement.

“I’m probably the hardest on my own son because I told him, straight up, ‘I’ll be the first one to let you know, if you’re not ready, you’re not ready, and we’re not gonna push this. We’re not gonna force it. We’re not gonna rush it. Everything has to come in time.’ He’s surprised me, of course, very much from day one,” Mysterio said. “Up until now he keeps surprising me. He keeps doing things that I had never done in the ring, and when I see his height and his weight, I’m thinking oh my god there’s something special here. If after I hang up the mask, I probably wouldn’t mind being around and helping out my own son and the future.”

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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