Dominik is interested in becoming Rey Mysterio Jr.
Prior to Rey Mysterio joining WWE in 2002, he was always known as Rey Mysterio Jr. Rey’s uncle is known as Rey Misterio Sr. and his son is known as El Hijo De Rey Misterio.
In the United States, Rey Mysterio is known as one of the greatest luchadores of all time and with there being no Rey Mysterio Jr. Dominik Mysterio, who is currently wrestling without a mask, has opened up about his desire to potentially take his father's name from WCW and make it his own.
In a new interview with Kevin Kellam of Sportskeeda, Dominik describes his dream scenario while also ruling out the idea of wrestling his father.
“Personally, I would not like to get in the ring with my dad. Just because I think there's so much more that we can still do. But you know, what you're seeing on TV is how we argue and how we fight and how we bump heads, man, that's 100% us. He literally nitpicks freaking everything and sometimes, it gets to the point where no cameras are on us and I'm just like ‘I get it pops. I see what I'm doing here.’ It's frustrating but at the same time I understand where he's coming from as a dad trying to help me out so I think it's important for me to realize that but I don't know man I don't see I don't know if I see myself jumping in the ring and trading blows with him because at the end of the day, that’s pops, you know? We fight, we're gonna fight, you know, that's part of nature. But I don't know if I'd go in there and trade blows with him.”
Dominik continued, “Since me going against him is out of the picture for me right now. I think owning and being handed that Rey Mysterio legacy with the mask and the name [is his goal.] You know, my uncle is Rey Misterio Sr. My dad is Rey Mysterio, in WCW is Rey Mysterio Jr., but once he came over to WWE was Rey Mysterio. So there is no Junior right now. Traditionally, you know as a son they would have given me the Rey Mysterio Jr since he's Rey Mysterio. I think [it's a] WrestleMania moment: [Rey Mysterio picks someone impossible for Dominik to beat.] Somehow, we make it work and he ends up passing the torch over to me with the mask and the name. That's a dream for me.”
Right now, the next portion of their journey will take them over to Monday Night Raw as they were drafted in the 2021 WWE Draft. This is not stopping Sami Zayn from wanting to become King of the Ring and crown Dominik as his Prince instead. Learn more here.
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