Wrestling Legend Explains Why Dominik Mysterio Is A Better Heel Than MJF
Dominik Mysterio is hated by WWE crowds these days and one wrestling legend thinks he’s better at being a heel than MJF.
As the AEW World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets a lot of promo time to remind people that not only is he the best, but he is “The Devil.” MJF often does promos mocking the people in the crowd, mocking whoever is in the ring with him, and generally being a jerk. However, he also does get cheered at times too.
On the April 5th edition of AEW Dynamite, there was an “MJF Day” segment where he was cheered in his hometown of Long Island for most of the segment he was in.
When it comes to WWE’s Dominik Mysterio, it seems like every time he has a microphone in his hand the fans are ready to boo him out of the building before he says a word. It happens any time Dominik is on Raw, Smackdown or a Premium Live Event.
Ever since last September when Dominik turned on his legendary father Rey Mysterio, the fans have hated Dominik for calling Rey a “deadbeat dad” that wasn’t there for Dominik as a kid. Dominik has also told his own mother Angie to shut up, which is what led to accepting a match against Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 39, which Rey won.
Konnan inducted Rey Mysterio into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania weekend and is Rey’s best friend that has known Dominik his entire life. In an interview with Haus Of Wrestling, Konnan explained why Dominik Mysterio is better at being a heel compared to MJF.
“The thing is, he (Dominik) might be a better heel for this one reason. People like MJF. People don’t like Dom. So, he is a heel because, you know, he (MJF) went out in Long Island and he was trying to get over and I don’t think Dom would ever do that if he went to San Diego.”
As the conversation continued, Konnan was asked if MJF should change the way he represents himself.
“Yes, I think he should just be a straight-up heel and just get heat. But, he’s so good and he’s so likable, he’s like Ric Flair. It was hard to really hate Ric Flair because he was so awesome. So, he’s kind of in that, and, of course, he’s catered, some of it is his own fault for catering to the fans sometimes but he’s kind of likable and hatable at the same time. So, he’s kind of in a hybrid situation whereas Dom is just a straight heel that nobody likes.”
Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio are expected to be on opposite sides again at Backlash on May 6th. Dominik will likely be teaming with Damian Priest while Rey will team up with Bad Bunny at the event in Puerto Rico with Bad Bunny as the host of the event.