“He Was Surprised” – Dominik Mysterio Reveals What Brock Lesnar Said to Him After His Survivor Series Performance

Published 02/05/2021, 11:13 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar is introduced at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Dominik Mysterio interrupted the match between Rey Mysterio and Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2019. Even though it didn’t help Rey Mysterio secure the victory, Dominik Mysterio was noticed by the wrestling world.

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In an interview, Rey Mysterio spoke about the impact Dominik had during that match.

“This is just my assumption, but based on what happened that night, that’s when the interest really started to flow with WWE. We knew you [Dominik] wanted to end up at the Performance Center to start training, but everything started to evolve after that night.”

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During this interruption, Brock Lesnar realized the skills Dominik Mysterio possessed. Dominik revealed Lesnar congratulated him for growing as a pro-wrestler and going past Lesnar’s expectations of him.

“After I got my ass beat, I went to say thank you to every. I remember Brock telling me that he was surprised because I knew more than he thought I was going to. With how I placed myself and things I would do to feed into things. I don’t think they were expecting me to know what I was doing. That was really cool right off the bat.” h/t Fightful

How did the feud between Rey Mysterio and Brock Lesnar begin?

Prior to Survivor Series, Rey Mysterio and Brock Lesnar had been feuding since September. In an episode of WWE Raw, Lesnar attacked both son and father. Soon after that, Mysterio attacked Lesnar. This was right after ‘The Beast’ secured the WWE title by defeating Kofi Kingston.

However, Brock Lesnar realized that he needed to pursue Rey Mysterio, and as a result, he quit SmackDown and entered Raw to create another rivalry.

The battle between them at Survivor Series marked the first official match between them. After defeating Mysterio at this event, he moved on to other rivalries and storylines.

The Mysterios had to battle Coronavirus

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In the interview, Rey Mysterio revealed that the family had a close encounter with COVID-19.

“I was with my wife maybe for about three days, I flew out to Tampa to do SmackDown and I found out that Friday morning before I walked into the arena that my housekeeper had tested positive, so I then brought it to their (WWE’s) attention. I said I don’t want to be the guy. We (Dominik and Rey) both tested negative the night before, and my daughter, who flew in that Friday morning also tested negative, so keep in mind that my daughter, Dominik and myself were around my housekeeper and my wife. My wife tested negative, my housekeeper tested positive.”

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Unfortunately, all of them tested positive soon afterwards, except his daughter. The father and son duo are back in WWE after being in quarantine.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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