Rey Mysterio: I'm Proud Of Dominik Mysterio, I'll Take The NXT North American Title If He Faces Me

Rey Mysterio is a proud dad, but he teases he could take his son's title.

Rey and Dominik Mysterio feuded for several months, as the young Mysterio turned on his father and joined the Judgment Day (Rhea Ripley, Finn Balor, and Damian Priest." Rey beta his son at WWE WrestleMania 39, but Dominik later bounced back; on the July 18 episode of WWE NXT, he defeated Wes Lee to win the NXT North American Championship. The victory kicked off Dominik's first reign with a singles title.

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Speaking on WWE's The Bump, Titus O'Neil asked Mysterio whether he is proud of "Dirty" Dominik following his title win, despite their issues. Rey made it clear that he is proud of Dominik every time he accomplishes something, but that doesn't change the fact that his son disrespected their whole family.

“Titus, you’re a father, and you know how it is. Sometimes, when you fight with your kids, or your kids do the wrong things, and you gotta put them in place. That’s happened for the past year with Dom and myself, and not just myself but my wife as well. Despite the issues that we might have in our family, you can’t even imagine the amount of pride and joy that I feel every time he accomplishes something. That still doesn’t take away the fact that he’s disrespected his whole family, and I’m hoping that one day, that will all change," Rey said.

Later in the show, Rey was asked about the way Dominik has defended the gold multiple times since he won it. He again stated that he is proud of Dominik, and he wishes he could tell him that. The legend also teased that he would take the title if Dominik stepped into the ring with him.

“The fact that he’s succeeding and becoming his own person, he’s already his own person. You don’t know how many times I would have loved to call him up and say, ‘Congratulations, son, you’re really killing it.’ But it hurts. Unfortunately, I can’t do it, and that really hurts. I wish things would be different. But as a father, despite our differences. I’m extremely proud of what he’s doing and what he’s conquering. He just better not step in the ring with me because I will take that North American Title," he said.

Dominik Mysterio will defend the NXT North American Championship at NXT Great American Bash. More information is available here.

Rey Mysterio will face Santos Escobar in the final of the United States Championship Invitational on the July 28 episode of WWE SmackDown. More information is available here.

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