Dominik Mysterio Discusses Idea That He’s Exploiting Eddie Guerrero’s Legacy

Dominik Mysterio

Dominik Mysterio has discussed his portrayal as the “Eddie Gurrero of this generation” and says despite his cocky on-screen demeanour he has reached out to the Guerrero family and never wants them to think he is taking advantage of the late star’s name.

The Eddie Guerrero – Rey Mysterio storyline in 2005 saw the involvement of Rey’s young son Dominik who Guerrero claimed was actually his biological son. This led to a bizarre ladder match between the two men with custody papers for Dominik hanging above the ring.

Sadly, Eddie Guerrero passed away just a few short months after that bout but incredibly 18 years later, Eddie Guerrero remains as relevant as ever through Dominik Mysterio appearing on WWE television every week.

Speaking on the Cheap Heat podcast, Mysterio opened up about his connection to Eddie Guerrero and how he reached out to Vickie Guerrero and is adamant he never wants any issues with the Guerrero family:

“I get goosebumps every time I talk about him. I understand that in no way, shape, or form do I hold a candle to this man — be it in-ring or anything he’s done. I understand that. That said, I use everything to my advantage. Obviously, the people hate it, and they hate me for doing it.

“At the end of the day, that’s Uncle Eddie, that’s dad. In WWE storyline, that’s my dad. So, I’m going to steal whatever I can and I’m gonna use it to my advantage.

“Being able to talk to Vickie, it’s been little things here and there. She’ll reach out and be like, ‘I love what you’re doing.’ I’ll reach out to here and go, ‘Hey, hopefully, this is okay.’ Little things like that. I just never want any problems with the Guerrero family. It’s all love and respect at the end of the day. Even before [the Judgment Day storyline] started, I asked someone in WWE if I could reach out to Vickie and ask her, ‘Is this okay?’

“I don’t ever want [the Guerrero family] to think that I’m taking advantage of anything. End of the day, it’s all love and respect for Eddie and admiration for what he did. Eddie and my dad nudged me into this business when I was an 8-year-old. He planted that seed without me even knowing, and I’m forever grateful.”

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