In a recent interview with Wrestling with Rosenberg, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley shared her experience of going out on a Valentine’s Day date with her on-screen partner and fellow wrestler, Dominik Mysterio.
To provide some context, in September of last year, Dominik turned heel and attacked his father, Rey Mysterio, and Edge during the Clash at the Castle event. He then joined The Judgment Day and started an on-screen romantic relationship with his teammate, Rhea Ripley.
Fast forward to February of this year, and the on-screen WWE couple decided to go on a Valentine’s Day date. However, things didn’t go as planned when Dominik’s parents, Rey and his wife, showed up and sat at their table. Although Dominik and Ripley tried to kick them out, things took a turn for the worse when “Prison Dom” fled the restaurant after a couple of cops entered, leaving Ripley to pay the check.
Reflecting on the hilarious and chaotic experience, Ripley shared that it was a lot of fun to cause mayhem with the Mysterio family. She also revealed that she and Dominik were in the right when they kicked Rey and his wife out of their table, as they had booked it for their first Valentine’s Day date.
Despite the drama, Ripley couldn’t help but find Dominik’s request for chicken fingers at a nice restaurant amusing.
“Yeah, that thing was quite hilarious. That was a lot of fun to cause that sort of mayhem with the Mysterio family. At the end of the day, like Rey stole our table. We were [in the right]. Yes, Dom put it down under the Mysterio name but at the end of the day Rey called and was like, ‘yeah, we’re on our way’ and he took our table,” she said.
“So, of course we’re gonna kick him out. Like, that’s just what happened, like, ‘move, it’s Valentine’s Day. This is our first Valentine’s Day date and we wanna eat here. This is why we booked it here.’ But he did give me a little bit of a chuckle when he wanted chicken fingers at a nice restaurant. [He’s a simple man. No one said he’s a complicated man.] He’s definitely not. It’s great.”