WWE Superstar, Dominik Mysterio has revealed in an interview with Metro newspaper, that his school teachers asked him if Eddie Guerrero was his father during the infamous “I’m Your Papi!” WWE storyline in 2005.
Long before he competed in a WWE ring, the then eight-year-old, Dominik Mysterio was at the centre of a custody battle storyline between WWE Hall of Famer, Guerrero and his real-life father, Rey Mysterio.
The question regarding Dominik’s paternity had his classmates fooled as he revealed in the interview:
“For me, it was harder to have to explain to the kids at school who my dad was. I think that was the most challenging part.”
The feud between Rey Mysterio and Guerrero climaxed in a Ladder Match at SummerSlam 2005, after which it was ‘revealed’ that Guerrero was Dominik’s biological father.
Dominik explained that the storyline even had his teachers confused:
“Oh yeah, 100% people were coming up to me asking me – even teachers, they were like, “Who’s your father, Dominik?” I’d be like, “Well it’s Rey Mysterio, this guy right here, Oscar.” It was crazy.”
Dominik made his in-ring debut at 2020’s SummerSlam, in a match with Seth Rollins, in a feud which is still ongoing and involves paternity questions regarding his sister, Aaliyah in a throwback to the 2005 storyline.
Asked his opinion on Guerrero and the custody storyline, Dominik added:
“I remember that storyline vividly. Being able to work with the great Eddie Guerrero, first person I ever got to work with. I’m very blessed. As an eight year old, I was excited to skip school and travel with my dad and get given candy by Eddie. It was a great time.”
Guerrero passed away shortly after the storyline concluded and was inducted by Dominik’s father, Rey Mysterio and Chris Benoit into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
You can follow the developments in the ongoing saga between the Mysterio family and Seth Rollins each Monday night on WWE Raw.