Long before he became an integral part of Judgment Day and was lauded for bringing “real heat” from fans, Dominik Mysterio made his WWE debut back in 2005.
As part of the storyline, Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero feuded over custody of the child, leading to a Ladder Match between the pair at SummerSlam of that year.
Fast forward to 2023, and Dominik is now at war with his father, after breaking away from the WWE Hall of Famer to join Judgment Day. As the rivalry has intensified, Dominik has made repeated references to the late, great Eddie Guerrero being his “real father.”
Speaking in a new interview with Chente Ydrach, the young star continued that theme joking that it was Guerrero who planted the seeds for him to become a wrestler. Reflecting on his appearances in 2005, Dominik said it was an incredible experience, especially as it meant he didn’t have to go to school.
“Seeing it now as an adult, it’s incredible to be in that position as a child. I was told that I was gonna get paid, I did not have to go to school or do homework during the feud, which was the best for me so I was ready. I told my dad that I was ready and to just let me know when, but it did scare me a bit because I was very shy and did not like to be in front of cameras & crowd. It was because of Eddie Guerrero, MY REAL FATHER EDDIE GUERRERO, that I am where I am and he planted the seeds to be a wrestler,”
Dominik Mysterio Vs. Rey Mystery Feud Heads To Puerto Rico
Despite neither man being involved in a match at Backlash, they have been sure to make their presence felt in the run-up to the event. On the May 5th episode of SmackDown, the war between Judgment Day and the LWO continued with Dominik teaming with Rhea Ripley to take on Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega in the main event.
While it was Rey who scored the win, roared on by a huge Puerto Rican crowd, he was quickly attacked by Judgment Day after the match. This brought out Bad Bunny and the rest of the LWO, who chased off Damian Priest, Finn Balor, and Dominik.
H/t to Fightful