Rey Mysterio: I'd Rather Step Away Than Feud With Dominik In WWE
Rey would rather hand the mask down to his son as a rite of passage
Tensions between Rey and Dominik Mysterio have started to rear their head on WWE SmackDown, but outside of the ring Rey has said he’d rather pass the torch to his son than feud with him.
The father/son duo were asked about their next steps by TalkSport’s Alex McCarthy on a recent media day, to which Rey responded:
“I think in a perfect world, I would love to step out of the ring and just ‘pass the torch’ to my son. I know a lot of people talk about the possible turn where it’d be father versus son, for me, it would mean much more to take my mask off and say, ‘Here. It’s your time, I’m stepping away. Continue with this, write it.’ Hopefully one day, his kids, God willing, they decide to be part of this industry, or even my daughter’s kids, God willing. Somebody that can continue the legacy. I actually had no idea that he was going to want to be part of this world and he surprised me at a very late age, but he’s been doing incredible. I’m hoping that rich generation passes on.”
Dominik revealed that he would one day like to be billed as Rey Mysterio Jr. (his father’s original wrestling identity) but just being acknowledged on WWE TV as a ‘Mysterio’ is good enough for him:
“Honestly, I was just happy to have ‘Mysterio’ behind me because I had no clue. I had just showed up one day and ‘Dominik Mysterio’ was popped up on the big screen, and I asked [my Dad], ‘Is that you?’ and he said no. It just happened organically, and it stuck. I liked it, and I’m of course, lineage-wise and culturally, with me being third-generation, ‘Rey Mysterio’ is him here in the [United] States, but ‘Rey Mysterio Jr.’ is something that’s… I don’t know the correct word for it, but I want it.”