“He Has to Earn It” – Rey Mysterio on His Son Dominik Mysterio Wearing Iconic Mask in WWE

Published 05/22/2021, 2:22 AM EDT


Rey Mysterio is truly the ‘King of Lucha Libre.’ He is the most popular luchador in the whole world today. For years, we’ve seen Mysterio rock the iconic traditional mask and entice us with his impeccable in-ring skills. Now, his son, Dominik is following in his footsteps. However, he doesn’t wear a mask like his father, yet.

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SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 19: Professional wrestler Rey Mysterio and son Dominik Gutierrez pose for a photo prior to the game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at PETCO Park on June 19, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/SanDiego Padres/Getty Images) ***(Photo by Andy Hayt/SanDiego Padres/Getty Images)

Rey Mysterio reveals Dominik Mysterio will wear a mask in the future

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During a recent interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSport, Rey Mysterio revealed if we could see Dominik Mysterio rock a mask in the future. Mysterio did not rule out the possibility but added that Dominik must earn the mask. And in his eyes, he’s already making significant progress.

He said, “Yes, definitely, I think he has to earn it and he’s already gotten a bunch of points from me. I believe Dominik is on the path to earning the name and the mask.”


This is not the first time we’ve heard of Dominik Mysterio donning a mask in the future. During a chat with Chris Van Vliet last year, Dominik revealed there have been talks of him wearing a mask and adopting a name. However, he added it would happen in the future as he gets into the traditions of Lucha Libre.

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Dominik Mysterio made his WWE in-ring debut at Summerslam this year in a losing effort against Seth Rollins. However, his match with Rollins earned him a lot of praise. This kickstarted his career as a full-time professional wrestler. Or shall we say WWE Superstar?

Since debuting at Summerslam, Dominik hasn’t looked back once. He and Rey Mysterio continued to team at regular intervals and zeroed in on the SmackDown Tag Team Championships earlier this year. The duo finally won the titles at WrestleMania Backlash and became the first-ever father-son tag team champions in not just WWE, but pro-wrestling history!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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