Seth Rollins had visions of Dominik Mysterio being a top heel.
Arguably no one in WWE receives more jeers from the crowd than Dominik Mysterio as fans begin to boo before he can even get a word out.
Seth Rollins is very familiar with Dominik as he Dominik's first match in WWE was against Rollins at WWE SummerSlam 2020.
Speaking to Logan Paul on Impaulsive, Seth discussed Dominik's growth.
"I wrestled Dom in his first match on live television. We did this great story that no one probably ever saw where I obliterated this kid with a kendo stick. I annihilated him with it. It built to this match with him and I at SummerSlam. It was wonderful to see where he was then, he was a good guy and babyface, straight white meat, ‘I’m Rey Mysterio’s kid.’ For me, I knew. I was sitting at a live event not long ago and he was getting boo’d out of the building and Hurricane Helms was sitting with me, ‘If you had told me six months ago he was going to be a top heel in the business, would you believe it?’ Yes. I could see this coming. He’s not built to be a babyface. He’s Rey Mysterio’s kid. People think he’s getting handed everything being Rey’s kid. It’s so easy to want to hate nepotistic jerks. It’s so easy to hate people digging off the family name. They’re going to love him at first, but eventually, it’s all going to come back around. For him to be able to feel [the boos], take that in, and apply it every single week and trust the people around him telling him what to do, to do that turn it into what it is now where he can’t pick up a microphone to say words because they will boo him out of the building. It’s fantastic. It’s so fun to watch. I’m with him on these live events all the time, and he’s a sponge for information. ‘Check this out, watch yourself do this, this is maybe a better way to do it.’ He’ll apply it the next day and it works. You can see the little things that he does every step of the way start to improve. He’s a young cat. He’s still growing into his body, learning how to do this. You can’t fill Rey Mysterio’s shoes, you’ll never be able to. For him to develop himself as something completely different than his dad, that has to take so much weight off his shoulders. He doesn’t have to be his father, he can be his own thing and that’s fantastic," he said.
Dominik captured his first piece of singles on Tuesday's NXT when he defeated Wes Lee to win the NXT North American Championship.
Elsewhere during the interview, Rollins discussed his nagging list of injuries and how he's trying to avoid surgery. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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