“It’s Unbelievable”- Rey Mysterio Comments on his Son Dominik’s First Major Title Win in WWE

Published 05/24/2021, 11:45 AM EDT


At WrestleMania Backlash, Rey and Dominik Mysterio made history when they won the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. They became the first father-son duo to hold the tag team championships in WWE. There’s a chance no one will ever replicate this feat in wrestling history.

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Rey Mysterio achieves a monumental feat in WWE

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Prior to the match, their opponents, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, took out Dominik. Rey had to start the match by himself and survive an onslaught from the Dirty Dogs. However, clutching his ribs like his life depended on it, Dominik limped to the ring and actually got the winning pinfall.

A week after the historic moment, both Dominick and Rey Mysterio reacted to it on ESPN’s SportsNation.

Rey Mysterio said, “I feel like I’m on top of the world right now. I don’t take anything away from all my accomplishments that I’ve gotten in the past. This is just on a different level, the fact that I’ve been able to share the ring with Dominik. To be the first father and son tag team champions, it’s unbelievable, indescribable.” (H/T Wrestling Inc)

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes battle during their WWE match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Dominick also talked about the win. “Honestly, I’m just so honored to share the ring with him every time I step in the ring. What a blessing, to be able to come to work and do what I love, with my dad. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Rey remembers the storyline with Eddie Guerrero

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In 2005, Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero feuded over the custody of Dominik. While Rey won that match, Eddie’s influence on his career is insurmountable. Sixteen years after that moment, Dominik himself is holding his first championship in WWE.

“He’s been doing it since he was a kid. We did a story with Eddie Guerrero, rest in peace, and he was eight years old. So it was already cemented within him that one day he’d be a part of this great industry. And now here we are. He’s a great listener in the ring, he’s a great follower as well, and now he just has to get better with time.”

Will Dominik Mysterio live up to his father’s name and become a Latino sensation like him and Eddie Guerrero? As the current tag champions, they have a target on their backs, and The Street Profits, Dirty Dogs and the returning Usos will want to hit that target.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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