Rey Mysterio Breaks Character Over Criticism Of Dominik Mysterio

Rey Mysterio Breaks Character Over Criticism Of Dominik Mysterio WWE

Rey Mysterio has revealed the advice on handling criticism that he and others gave to Dominik Mysterio early in his WWE career.

Dominik Mysterio had his first match at WWE SummerSlam in 2020, losing to Seth Rollins in a Street Fight, and going on to team with his father with much of his early career in the no live crowd ThunderDome setting.

Dominik had started training back in 2018 and was under the tutelage of Jay Lethal and Rey Mysterio, among others.

At WWE Backlash in 2021, The Mysterios would defeat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

The WWE Hall of Famer has recently opened up about the advice that was given to Dominik early in his WWE run.

With Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports noting that “fan and critic sentiments turned against (Dominik)”, Rey Mysterio shared the advice his son took on board, saying:

“I told my son this before he even started wrestling. Not even just me, I know one of his trainers, Lance Storm, when he was up in Canada training, he told him as well. ‘There will be a lot of comparisons made between you and your father. You let them come in one ear and out the other. You stick to your path and you stick to your goals. You do what you believe is the best thing for you. Take advice, at the end of the day, you dissect the advice and figure it out.’

“So I’ve never paid attention to negativity in my career or my life. I’ve always pushed that aside or shaken it off.

“I do remember telling Dom a couple of times, ‘Hey, just keep going. Keep going and doing what you feel is right.’

“Obviously, when he joined the Judgment Day, a lot of the advice was no longer coming from me. We were separate and he was doing his thing. I think that was probably the best thing that could have happened.

“He didn’t have his dad yapping in his ear telling him ‘try this’ or ‘try that.’ He was figuring it out on his own, which is what should be done. When you let your kids off the leash and they’re taking off, you expect them to find growth and figure it out.”

Mysterio would go on to discuss the “great people” that Dominik has around him in WWE, adding:

“I think Dom, in a way, the people who surround you make a huge impact on your life. He’s surrounded by great people.

“Finn, Damian and the people he was working as well. Usos, Roman and Edge. All these people gave him advice.

“He was able to take the right ones and ignore the negativity that was being brought up.”

Dominik Mysterio has also recently discussed the impact that the members of Judgment Day have had on his development in WWE.

In the interview, the WWE Hall of Famer would also discuss the possibility of a future match over his iconic mask.

Dominik Mysterio is currently not cleared to compete in WWE thanks to a Tommy John injury, though is still featured on-screen.

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3 weeks ago by Dave Adamson


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