Rey Mysterio Discusses Dominik’s Growth As A WWE Superstar
Rey Mysterio might not be happy he’s facing his son at WrestleMania 39, but he can’t deny how far Dominik has come as a wrestler.
When Dominik first signed with WWE, he had enormous shoes to fill as “the son of Rey Mysterio (Jr.)”. Many fans thought his career was doomed from the start because he couldn’t escape his father’s shadow.
However, Dominik has experienced immense growth and change as a wrestler ever since he turned his back on his father, changed his character, and joined The Judgment Day.
Dominik’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed, even by his father, who spoke to WESH News 2 about this change and what it means for their upcoming fight at WrestleMania.
“You can only imagine the pride that I feel watching him on TV. I’m on SmackDown, he’s on Raw, so to be able to just sit down at home with my wife and view his matches, hear his promos, just witness his growth throughout the past year and a half [or] year since we were separated, every now and then, I’ll look at my wife and go, ‘Wow, could you believe how much he’s grown, and how good he’s getting?’
I hear it, I hear the buzz. I see what’s going on, so that makes me feel extremely proud of his work. It was very hard for him to walk in my footsteps or be in my shadow because of what I’ve created for the past 34 years. So it’s beautiful, man. I am truly blessed to be able to see his growth and just enjoy watching him.”
Additionally, Rey Mysterio was asked about something specific about Dominik’s character: the whole ‘Prison Dom’ aspect. When he first saw, Rey admitted that it made him laugh.
“I cracked up, a genuine laugh. I love how he’s molding into becoming his own man. He’s not holding onto my name anymore. He’s creating his own name and his own legacy, and that’s what we eventually want for our own kids to do.
But again I’ve been enjoying so much his evolution within his character, whether he’s Prison Dom or he’s the annoying son that wants to get his way every single time.”
h/t Fightful for the transcription