WWE: Dominik and Rey will we see the father vs son angle?

WWE, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio (Photo by Andy Hayt/SanDiego Padres/Getty Images)
WWE, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio (Photo by Andy Hayt/SanDiego Padres/Getty Images) /

They have been tag team champions. In fact, they’ve been the first-ever father and son tag team champions, and that is an achievement to certainly brag about, especially for young Dominik, who has gotten opportunities that most young WWE stars can only dream of. But as I’ll prove in this piece, he’s been paying his dues since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. In addition to proving that point, I pose the question: Even though Dominik and Rey have been a successful tag team, when will we get to see father vs. son?

Rey’s legendary career—complete with ups and downs

The now 46-year-old started in the business of pro wrestling at the age of 14 and if asked to look back, most fans can easily remember all of the epic memories he created in the ring going back to his ECW, WCW, and even early WWE days. His classic match against Eddie Guerrero at Halloween Havoc (WCW, 1997) is still heralded by current wrestlers as being one of the matches that inspired their own careers and styles in the ring…Daniel Bryan being one.

He hit career highs in WWE, even getting hold of the World Heavyweight Title, but when he left the company in 2015, he told Pro Wrestling Illustrated, that he was disillusioned with the direction the company had taken with him and his body had suffered way too much on the WWE schedule (a familiar tune sung by most who end up leaving the company). He likewise wasn’t thrilled with how he was represented as a world champion and he was happy to have returned to the independent circuit.

But tragedy would strike almost immediately. He had returned to Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where he had wrestled early on in his career and in a match with a few other wrestlers, including Perro Aguayo Jr., tragedy struck. After Mysterio delivered a dropkick to lead into his signature 619, Aguayo suffered a heart attack and passed away in the ring. Months of legalities followed, leading to a not so enjoyable return to the Indy circuit overall for Rey.

Months passed and the terrible circumstances surrounding the death of his great friend were finally put to bed and made peace with, Mysterio was ready to continue on with his career. He did so in Lucha Underground, as well as other promotions.

After a run in New Japan Pro, he would return to WWE at the Royal Rumble in 2018.

Like so many others in the business of professional wrestling, he’s had his share of trials, tribulations, and successes.

Someone so young with so much experience already

Dominik Mysterio has been involved in WWE storylines before; particularly an angle that is most remembered with Eddie Guerrero claiming that he was Dominik’s real father (fictional), so he isn’t really a stranger to the WWE schedule or the grueling action in the ring. After all, he is Rey Mysterio’s son.

His father’s likewise been working with him and teaching him since Dominik was a child, and it definitely shows in the ring.

It wasn’t until 2019 that he was again used in storylines involving his father on TV and slowly but surely, the youngest Mysterio—now 24 years old—had his first match. Early in his career, he faced superstars like Seth Rollins, who ended up being Dominik’s first-ever official match at SummerSlam on August 23rd.

The Rollins feud also got Dominik going in terms of working on his selling, mic skills, and level of conviction and delivery for sure.

Their history as a tag team

It was in the era of Covid-19, in 2020 that the father and son team would be declared an official tag team and thus started their chasing of the tag team titles…an accomplishment that would come to a most climactic and record-breaking conclusion. Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio would become the first-ever father and son tag team champions in WWE history. This occurred on May 16th of this year at WrestleMania Backlash.

“God is great,” Rey Mysterio would say after the win.

Recent hints as to where this can go

They would lose the titles to the Usos at Money In The Bank. This is of course normal in professional wrestling. You can’t walk through the entirety of your career holding the gold, in any capacity, but where this angle will go…where these two will go, definitely is a question worth posing.

With Rey announcing publicly on WWE interviews that his son dropped the ball due to inexperience (paraphrased), is this a possible hint of where WWE creative is going with this?

Is Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio the best way for the younger star to get over before his father hangs up the mask and boots and calls it a career?

I’d say most definitely. To make Dominik tire of hearing that the loss of the belts was his fault, and any additional losses were his fault, is the perfect way to usher in a feud that can garner quite a bit of attention for him and set the tone for wherever his career can go next.

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It seems like this is where they’re going for now, but that may change. It would be epic to see, though, but time will undoubtedly tell.