Rey Mysterio: “A lot of people talk about the possible turn and father vs son. To 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.'"
By - Strike_Gently
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Have people forgot he is Rey Mysterio Jr. He took the gimmick on from his uncle, it is the lucha way to pass on masks
So how does that work, would be be jr jr?
Villanos got up to at least 5. He could be Mysterio III? But not like WWE acknowledges that Rey is a Jr.
I just realized that Dom has probably been thinking about how to be Mysterio III or something since he was a kid.
I had no idea but the etymology makes perfect sense!
This is a dope idea
Hey he's the guy you play as in 2k20 then
Or Eddie Guerrero Jr
I wouldn't mind this tbh. Dom coming out with Rey's Mask and lowriders playing to "I Lie, I cheat, I steal" to carry both mantles.
Vince will probably shorten it to 3
HAHAHA! Yes, he definetly would.
Villanos were all brothers, sons of Ray Mendoza, and were numbered in order of their debut (which is why V5 is older than V4 - he went to school and became a dentist first).
There are currently two sons of V3 working - One is V3 Jr., the other is El Hijo de V3. V3 Jr. Is the really promising one that has shown up w/ AAA, and had [this badass mask vs mask match](https://youtu.be/OWdmGqdZoUA) last year.
Absolutely love everything about your run down. Thank you
He could Son of (Rey) Mysterio, Mysterio III, or the WWE way of just Rey Mysterio
In tradition Lucha libre he would probably go as El Hijo De Rey Mysterio Jr. which is quite the mouthful
El Hijo del Sobrino de Rey Misterio
We're one stylistic choice away from him being El Hijo del Hijo de Rey Misterio
Except it would actually be El Hijo del Sobrino de Rey Misterio, since the Rey we know is the original Rey's nephew, not son.
Fair enough. I was thinking "if Rey had initially chosen to be El Hijo instead of Jr." but I'm not *actually* intimately familiar with Lucha naming traditions. Or the Spanish language, to be honest lol
Edit: this would also have conflicted with the actual son of Rey Misterio, who wrestles as El Hijo de Rey Misterio
>El Hijo instead of Jr.
But he's not the son of Rey Mysterio Sr.
Yeah, I didn't realize you had to be the son to take that title. I assumed it was just another way to say "Junior" since like, for example, Chavo Guerrero Jr. and El Hijo del Santo are the sons of Chavo and El Santo (respectively) despite using different naming conventions
Also might have to do with the fact that Chavo Jr and Sr share the same real name, whereas El Santo and his son do not.
There already is a "El Hijo de Rey Misterio" (Rey Mysterio's cousin)
Dominic would just be "El Hijo de Rey Mysterio" with the "y" being the difference maker.
Yeah I probably should've guessed that lol.
Just imagine that ring introduction: "From San Diego California, El Hijo de Rey Mysterio, but Mysterio is spelled with a Y!"
Tammy Lynn Bysterio
In that case (not technically this since Rey inherited his mask from his uncle) you would just use Nieto (grandson).
And yet, surprisingly, not the longest Latin name I’ve encountered lol
Not as much of a mouthful as El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr.
Probably just El Hijo De Mysterio
El Hijo de Eddie Guerrero
THATS DOUBLE J, DOUBLE U, DOUBLE N, DOUBLE I, DOUBLE O, DOUBLE R *smashes mariachi guitar over Rey's head*
Jeff Jarrett comes out an manages little slapnuts.
El Hijo de Rey Mysterio Jr.
Rey Mysterio III? Personally I hope he adds a monocle to the mask and refers to himself with a posh accent.
Ah yes, I say to you good sir, Booyaka Booyaka 619.
MFW they call "Twirly Whirly Facey Hurty" the 619
I mean, it would probably be Rey Mysterio III or The Third)
Or prince Mysterio
I'd even go with Mysterito too
the -ito is usually reserved for the "mini" (little people) versions. Octogoncito for example
El Hijo del Rey Mysterio Jr
He could be El Hijo del Rey Misterio Jr or, more likely Prince Mysterio. I think they mentioned that name
About a year and half ago there was a trademark filled for Prince Mysterio if I remember it was by the Mysterio's. It makes sense Rey is signify for king so his son would be Prince.
Maybe officially be Rey Misterio III but just go by Rey Mysterio, since that’s the trademarked name.
Could be any variety of ways. Rey Mysterio III for example (tho I guess that would cause confusion to WWE's audience). El Hijo de Rey Mysterio Jr. could also work, but there's already a El Hijo de Rey Mysterio so I don't think that's an option either. WWE would probably go the comics route and just say Dominick is Rey Mysterio now.
Rey Jr. passing on his mask to his son so he can become El Hijo del Rey Mysterio Jr. would be awesome. Sadly I don't see WWE ever letting Dominick use that name, though, because they're super anal about shortening names whenever possible.
No. He was Rey Misterio Jr. Now he's Rey Mysterio, so Dom would be Rey Mysterio jr.
He changed his name so he could get his mask back afaik.
I always thought that he found a loophole by being given the original Rey Misterio's mask instead of just continuing his lineage?
In an interview with Chris van Vliet I believe, Rey said he kinda just put the mask back on when he went to WWE because they wanted him to even after he explained the tradition. The Lucha commission or whatever didn't want him wearing the mask during his first show in Mexico with WWE since he had previously lost it but they eventually caved and just let it go.
El Hijo del Rey Misterio Jr.
He was Rey Misterio Jnr, but he then became Rey Mysterio. Original Rey Misterio was never Musterio, if that makes sense. I think it would be rad to avoid the naming convention conundrum, and just call him Hijo del Mysterio or something like that.
A father son feud would literally only be good if your not planning for the future. Dom would not be good on his own on the Main Roster right now. After that feud he would sink.
WWE breaking up a group, making them feud, then cutting them because they don't work solo. Name a more iiconic duo.
WWE and teaming up rivals into a tag team that win the championships
**How will they get along!?**
HOW WILL THEY COEXIST?!?!
AND HOW WILL THEY ELIMINATE THE BIG SHOW?
Well if you Gunn Club just bash him with a chair when he isnt expecting works pretty well.
WE'LL FIND OUT AS RAW ROLLS ON!
I usually hate this cliche, but it did give us 3 years of the Bar so I’m torn
The Bar was the diamond in the dog shit
Well tbf they also booked an actually story with them. They didn't get a long at first and couldn't succeed but they eventually became friends and found success
It also worked with Team Hell No! Not just fun in the ring, but they were comedy gold.
Kane is the master of odd couple tag teams, especially with smaller lads.
>Name a more iiconic duo.
You already did it for us.
"*Oh, Peyton Royce is the superior of the two. Let's split up the team and push her to the moon--oh, we're putting her in a random-ass tag-team with Lacey Evans? Mmm'kay.*"
She wasn't even superior, she drowned without Billie and Billie was doing well.
I meant, the company viewed Peyton was the superior of the team, and intended to push her after the team split, but they either cancelled the plans or had cold feet, and returned her to the same spot she was, albeit with Evans as a partner.
> I meant, the company viewed Peyton was the superior of the team, and intended to push her after the team split
Did they? I remember hearing those rumours but then again there were also "Vince has given up on Shayna Baszler" reports going around that same time and within like a month she was tag team champs with Nia Jax and always on TV.
The iironic part is Billie Kay was killing all the garbage the gave her after the split.
WWE and there ridiculous booking for Roman Reigns throughout the years
They actually split up the team of 'Name A More Iconic Duo'.
I think it could work though. As a retirement feud for Rey and a final test for his son type of way
The only father-son "feud" that would work *eventually* is what Rey describes here. Both still face, both still aligned, just a father wanting to pass on his legacy and demanding his son give him the best he got so he can retire, knowing the mask is in good hands. But as I said, eventually, not now.
*But Daaaad, my head is too big for this mask!*
well yeah, that'd be awesome, real, heartfelt and immediately help Dom, so no way WWE does it.
**Vince:** *"GIVE THE MASK TO ROMAN."*
**Rey:** *"What? N-No... this is meant to be like a father-son thi-"*
**Vince:** *"GIVE IT TO ROMAN, DAMNIT. HE'S REY MYSTERIO NOW."*
Six Ooohaaan Nine
Take this upvote you monster
Cabeza de la Mesa
Aparecer y ganar. Voy a aplastar a Rey tambien
Roman Reigns- "Booyaka that!"
I'm not a good luchador, I'm not a bad luchador, I'm THEE luchador.
Our Tribal Chief is Dom’s new papi, confirmed
They about to dig up eddies body so reigns can win custody of him.
**THE BIG DOG** need them bones
Roman already holds custody by the lineage of the title.
This is one of the few comments that has ever made me laugh out loud
Two weeks later “why are we covering Tomans face damnit!? He’s gotta shirts with that face! Also turn his eyes blue again!”
Make Roman look strong
Booyaka Booyaka ^TATER ^TOTS Booyaka Booyaka ^REIGNS ^MYSTERIO
Thats not how we do tag teams here brother.
Dominick Mysterio will never be pushed after Rey’s retirement unless he turns heel or changes his character He’s just not that good and without Rey around I don’t see him getting TV time
He needs to get out of the WWE and go an explore the world a little bit. Going into the WWE is a great move to get him international exposure and put his face on the map as well as getting some training by famous wrestlers but...I think going to Mexico, Japan etc would be best for him.
Dom needs some time on NXT as far as a mask I wouldn’t mind a run where he’s prince Mysterio the issue is we’ve seen his face and once you don the mask you aren’t suppose to remove it. I think personally he’s fine without it.
I mean we've seen Rey's face in WCW, and he's fine now.
Yea but even he was hesitant to put it back on for that exact reason
And he's fine now
Maybe he just does the thing where he wears a mask for his entrance but doesn't wrestle in it.
Andrade does this very well with his la sombra mask, also because it would be a crime to hide someone that good looking behind a mask
Well the mask is supposed to represent your honour more than hiding your face; so they could build a story about him earning the right to done the mask.
The mask is about legacy and culture, I can't wait to see him in it in a promotion that will respect that legacy and culture.
I think rey setting up domink to fail
Domink really needs to really be himself because he never gonna be as good rey is luchador wise
The comparison will hurt him
People were going to compare them anyway. Just like they do Charlotte to ric or how they are going to do the rocks daughter to him. That isn’t on Rey. That’s just how fans are.
Like we're two weeks in on Bron and all I've seen in comments for the most part is trying to compare him to his pops and uncle.
I think Orton might be the last multi-generational performer who isn't compared to their previous generation in a one-on-one scenario.
At least those comparisons are favorable. Nobody on earth can stand up to a comparison with Rey.
I don't think people really compare Cody to Dusty much either.
People don't compare Bray and Bo to IRS either
I think because they never really presented them as related during their run. It’s not like it was Bo Rotunda or whatever. It’s different for Cody Rhodes or Ted Dibases jr.
Isn't the same true of Steiner's kid??... They're using a different name entirely
It’s pretty easy to compare Charlotte to Ric considering that her entrance theme is a remix of Ric’s, goes “Woo!,” comes out in sparkly robes and her finisher is a modified version of the Figure 4. Charlotte is basically Rule 63 Ric Flair.
Bron Breakker (dumb name aside) is also an easy comparison right now because he sounds like a lot like his uncle Scott and his attire looks a lot like the Steiner Brothers in the early ‘90s.
At least Dominic actually looks different (size difference certainly does help), now if they can just give him a different finishing move besides the 619.
And that's exactly why Regal wanted his son to have a completely different name in NXT
To be fair, his son has used a different name elsewhere anyway
Baby Regal is in the LA Dojo, right?
He was, he's with WWE now. He's on NXT UK.
Wait, who's his son?
His name was just recently revealed as Charlie Dempsey
Gonna have to keep my eye out for him. Regal was so fantastically underrated.
Charlotte does his “woo”, uses his robes, has a version of his theme, And is last named Flair. By doing all this they’re inviting the comparisons. Also has Rocks daughter debuted on TV yet?
He’s Rey’s son and took on the name Mysterio. A mask isn’t going to make the comparisons worse.
Yeah. In America the second/third generation wrestlers who are successful are the ones who break out and do their own thing. The ones who just try to be a new version of their dad end up not going very far.
Randy and Roman are like so opposite of their dads
Even the rock
Not if he stays in WWE, no. But let him go hang in Mexico for a while and see what happens. There were articles about him being promising back before the Cain Velasquez bit (who, apparently, is actually pretty solid in the Lucha Libre style himself from the show they put on in Mexico). Rey is as good as he is not just because of talent, but because he cut his teeth in a place big on tradition
I feel like physically he's more like Eddie, in the way he looks and moves (though not as crisp and smooth, for obvious reasons). That's why the only way I'd be okay with the feud was if Chavo came back and we had Dominik jump to the Guerreros.
He’s gotten a lot better, but imagine Dom Mysterio trying to carry the other half of a feud against Rey right now? His career might never recover from that dark timeline.
I can’t speak for Dominik, but I think he deserves a chance to step away from his dad’s persona and do his own thing as Dominik. I’m actually all for a father vs. son feud, but “let me do things my way,” not some blood feud. Basically Rey trying to push him to continue the family traditions, and Dominik wants to blaze his own trail. It has the potential to be a very strong story that younger fans could relate to.
He’s be better off with his own mask, not taking the Rey Mysterio mantle. Sort of like Robin becoming Nightwing rather than becoming Batman himself
> Sort of like Robin becoming Nightwing rather than becoming Batman himself
Dominik Straightforward will put butts in seats
I'm a little rusty on Batman lore, but doesn't Nightwing become Batman eventually?
yeah after Final Crisis. Great time period for Batman comics
Feud could make sense if Rey wants Dom to take over the mask but Dom wants to be his own wrestler and have his own identity.
Vince hire Mhc2617
I was really looking forward to him doing his Prince Mysterio gimmick as he had mentioned in early interviews. A bit sad that it didn't happen or has not happened yet.
I agree. Both stay faces but Dominik is more and more resistant to teaming with Rey all the time. Rey starts getting upset and begs him to think of the family. Finally Rey has a mask/retirement match and says "if you beat me, I will step away and let you take the Mysterio name wherever you want it" or whatever.
I can totally see that culminating to another "Custody of Dominik" Ladder Match, except with Dominik fighting to become his own man.
Rey Rey gives Dominik the mask and retires.
A year later he's back for a Saudi show. I can just see it already lol
So La Parka could pass his mask to his son? Would he pass on the folding chair also? Someone must always be the chairmen!
I think it would work as one match, not a feud. And more an like the old lion trying to see if the young cub is ready to step out on his own. And then, they can totally do an unmasking and him presenting it to Dominick to carry on the legacy. That would be a good story.
thats pretty cool
I think Dominik would look weird with the mask. Just let him do his own thing
He could probably rock a pretty cool Mask if given his own style
Dominick just doesn’t have it like Rey did
Dominick would not be in WWE on his own. He's really just not interesting at all. They need to stop pushing him so much.
I don’t have a problem with Dominik, but I think he’s just too different from his dad.
Sounds like Rey is sticking to his guns and good for him a heel turn from either would do nothing
Has everyone forgotten about the matches he’s already has had for custody of his son? Rey may not like it but WWE creative will have the final say on his career.
I get nothing from his son. If not for the last name he’d be in catering.
Vince hates Shane so much he wants Rey to squash his kid /s
Down in NXT UK is a guy called A-Kid. He had Spain's first-ever 5 star Meltzer Match. He's, like, 25 or around that. And he is a natural babyface.
Dominick is also a natural babyface, better than you'd expect given his experience.
Team these two up, have Rey as their manager/mentor. This would be a new role for Rey, avoids any form of a heel turn, and they could potentially be huge with kids.
Rey can still wrestle in 6 man matches. If/when his knee explodes again he can still be present on TV once available. And it will add new youth to the main roster.
Why cover up that beautiful face?
Father vs. son. I would not even watch it because that’s just not right.
Dont know why you would want the Rey Mysterio legend tarnished bud, but you do you.
This would be perfect
I, for one, am just glad that this looks like the Filthy Animals will be re-forming.
The benefit Dominic has is he’s taller than his dad. That already makes him different. When your dad is considered one of the greatest of all time, and then the greatest of all time for his style, following directly in his footsteps would be a bad idea.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but in the Luchador kayfabe, isn’t the mask the character?
If Dom were to become Rey Mysterio, he would become *Rey Mysterio*, the same character that his dad is now?
Technically, Rey Mysterio is Rey Mysterio Jr. Guess that would make Dominik Rey Mysterio III, or El Hijo del Mysterio?
El Hijo de Rey Mysterio already exists. He is actually Rey Mysterio Sr.'s son. He wrestles indies in California and Mexico.
Rey Mysterio Jr. is Rey Mysterio Sr.'s nephew.
If that’s the way Rey wants to go out,they’ll need a BIG monster to take him out and have Dominic overcome
If it happens, I request to have "Perfect" by Simple Plan to be playing in the background
I’m sorry it’s going to be “My Sacrifice” by Creed 😆
I don't want them to turn on one another. I always pop when Dom carries Rey to the ring. It's so cute. It would be cool to see Dom in a mask one day but I hope Rey isn't retiring any time soon. He's the real king of drip in the WWE. Sorry Seth.
Good luck kid. Living up to one of the greatest Babyface wrestlers of all time. Top 5 not even debatable
That's why I think Dom should go heel. He's gonna have a hell of a tough time ever being the Babyface his father was. Why not go the other way?
Better baby face than...
* Daniel Bryan
* Eddie Guerrero
* Rock N Roll Express
* The Von Erics
* Sami Zayn (NXT)
Hmm... Sounds like something someone who was going to get beat up by his son would say...
In all seriousness I just think I'd like to see him get his own character and build himself up in NXT. Keep his family lineage relevant, but doing his own thing.
I don’t want to see Dom and Rey feud. I’d love for Rey’s retirement match to be an exhibition against Dom, and then hand the mask over as he described.
That would be …. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time
If they were to do a Father vs. Son match, I don’t think they would need to make it a face vs. heel thing. Just make it face vs. face and have Dom go over and get the mask respectfully.
steel chair to the back of Dom heel turn confirmed
Dom shouldn't be Rey Mysterio IV and Rey should never unmask
that would be something different out of the ''tag team fights eachother because reasons and suvbert expectations and breaks up'' formula WWE likes to use so no.
"Here son, you too ugly"
Maybe an upcomer beats the breaks off Rey so bad (kayfabe) that he can't wrestle anymore, and he hands the mask to Dom from a hospital bed, or as he is being stretchered off. Then Dom puts it on and goes all super saiyan.
Rey Mysterio turns heel and began a feud between him and Dominik, at the end at the feud, maybe in one of the big PPVs, Rey loses against Dominik, realizes how wrong he was, and pass the mask to Dominik. You can do both if you just think a little.
Father vs Son would kill Dominic dead in the water - absolutely no fan would want anything to do with him regardless if he was a heel or a face. Rey's story is much better and sets up the idea of the son trying to climb the mountain which is far better.
A lot of people definitely is Vince lol
I wish mysterio would turn heel and manage his son for his last run that would be cool