Rey and Dominik Mysterio explain their absence from television at the end of 2020.
Appearing on the Start Today podcast, Rey and Dominik Mysterio confirmed they tested positive for COVID-19 in December 2020.
"It was actually on my birthday. December 11," said Rey. "My parents ended up catching COVID and we were taking care of them and making sure they didn't catch it. They caught it, brought it to my house, passed it on to my housekeeper, my housekeeper passed it on to my wife. I was with my wife for three days, flew to Tampa for SmackDown, and I found out that Friday before walking into the arena that my housekeeper tested positive. I didn't want to bring it to the guys. We both tested negative. My daughter tested negative too. We flew back home Saturday. Saturday night, I felt really sick and woke up Sunday with a massive headache. I felt achey and I knew right away, My wife felt the same way. Sunday and Monday, we were locked in our rooms. Tuesday, we get tested. My wife and I test positive. Dominik and Aalyah test negative. Lock up again and quarantine for 11 days. Dominik felt sick on Tuesday night and woke up Wednesday sick."
Dominik said he tested positive on that Thursday, but Aalyah was once again negative. Rey said he dealt with headaches and body aches for two days along with fatigue. Dominik had a headache, chills, and body aches for about two days.
Rey and Dominik were originally scheduled to do the podcast in December but had to push things back due to their positive COVID-19 test.
Rey Mysterio appeared on the December 4, 2020 episode of SmackDown in a six-man tag team bout. He did not wrestle again on SmackDown until January 8. Dominik did not wrestle on SmackDown at all in December.
Both men are back on SmackDown today and appeared in the 2021 Men's Royal Rumble.
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