There is absolutely no doubt that Rey Mysterio is one of the most popular and greatest luchadors to have ever stepped foot inside the world of professional wrestling and remains a beloved Superstar in WWE. On the WWE WrestleMania Backlash Premium Live Event last year, Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik Mysterio challenged Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles. They would go on to defeat Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles and become the first-ever father and son duo to win the WWE tag team titles in the company’s history. Rey Mysterio’s daughter Aalyah Mysterio is also gone for a bad reason.
The two lost the titles eventually and since then they have been working together on Monday Night RAW following last year’s edition of WWE Draft. Rey Mysterio has worked hard to get where he is in professional wrestling, as he worked for over three decades. He still had very humble beginnings as he started wrestling at a very young age.
WWE executive Bruce Prichard recalled on a 2018 episode of his Something to Wrestle With podcast that The Rock wanted to bail on his feud with Goldberg back in 2003.
“I think it was two weeks, three weeks into this. Rock, who begged us to bring Goldberg in, comes to us and says, ‘Hey, I got an idea. I’ve been watching the little guy with the mask (…) Rey Mysterio, is that his name? Holy s**t, man, we could tear it up! How about we just slide Rey into the match, I do something with Rey? That’ll be a great f***ing match.’
What do we do with Goldberg, Rock?’ (…) ‘Erm, I don’t know, but me and Rey could have a hell of a match.’ So, two weeks in, Rock was bailing on him and just like going, ‘Oh man, I’m just terrified of this match.'”