Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik have been a major part of WWE since Dom debuted full-time in 2020. There may soon be yet another Mysterio joining the pro wrestling ranks.
Rey recently talked to TVInsider about his career. He said his daughter Aalyah recently asked the former WWE Champion what he thought about her stepping inside the squared circle.
“Not too long ago she asked, “Dad, what would you say if I wanted to step in the ring?” I said, “As long as you don’t leave your career behind.” She wants to join the medical field. As long as she does that and tries wrestling as a second option, I don’t mind. She always had the curiosity to take a bump, hit the ropes. I said whenever you want to try it, let me know. I think it’s in the back of her mind. She is very dedicated to her school and education. I’m proud of that right now.”
Rey and Dominik Mysterio are currently paired up as a tag team in WWE. There have been frequent rumors of a breakup and even a potential feud between the father and son. Rey initially said he’d never wrestle Dominik, but nothing is ever 100% in the world of wrestling.
The elder Mysterio also said that before Dominik’s arrival in WWE, he was ready to call it a career. Working with his son was a renewal for Rey.
“Before my son even stepped in the ring I thought maybe it was time to hang up the mask. Having my son kick off his career gave me a moment of renewal. It was a rebirth. I see my son wrestle now and see myself from the early days. It definitely inspired me to stay in this industry because I have so much passion for this. I thought I was losing my passion in 2019 and that my career was coming to an end. My son was able to boost my energy and help me keep going.”
Rey Mysterio has been a staple on the international wrestling scene since his debut in Mexico in 1989. He’s worked for just about every major promotion in the world, including WWE, WCW, AAA, NJPW, and Lucha Underground.
Thanks to Fightful for the quotes!
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