Dominik Mysterio made his in-ring debut for WWE at SummerSlam back in August. To his credit, impressed many both in and outside WWE with his performance against Seth Rollins at the show.
The week after at Payback, Dominik teamed with his father Rey Mysterio to take on the duo of Seth Rollins and Murphy. Just like his match at SummerSlam, Dominik impressed fans with his performance in the ring.
Dominik and Rey Mysterio recently sat down for an interview with Lillian Garcia on her Chasing Glory podcast, and they revealed that Dominik wasn’t actually set to debut until next year:
“We weren’t expecting this opportunity so quick. We were still giving it about another year of training. We started to negotiate with WWE for him to potentially sign a developmental deal and we said ok. I told him to go to the Performance Center and get ready and be ready by 2021. This opportunity presented itself. I told him I can’t say yes or no. It’s up to you. However you feel. As a parent, the last thing I wanted him to do is fail on his first try. I said all eyes are on you. It isn’t an indie show with no TV. You are live worldwide, SummerSlam, one of the biggest PPVs in WWE. He took the opportunity. He had been training for almost three years by then.”
During the interview, Dominik Mysterio opened up about the training he received from Konnan and Lance Storm and said that despite his debut not being planned for 2021, he felt ready to wrestle this year:
“I felt I could do it. I had training from Tempe, to Calgary and then to come home to San Diego and the people I had been in the ring with and the feedback I had been getting, I felt that I could do it. I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity that was being presented so I jumped on it.”
Thanks to Wrestling News for the transcriptions.