As he celebrates his twentieth anniversary since joining WWE, Rey Mysterio has opened up on his plans for the Mysterio mask post-retirement.
Debuting with WWE in July 2002, Rey Mysterio will celebrate his twentieth anniversary in the company on this coming Monday’s episode of Raw, live from Madison Square Garden. There, he’s due to team with his son Dominik to face The Judgement Day’s Finn Balor and Damian Priest.
If Rey has his way, Dominik will also carry the family legacy when his own days in the ring are over. ‘The Biggest Little Man’ has spoken before about vowing to have his son adorn a mask similar to his further down the line but now, he’s stated he wants Dominik to have his mask.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso ahead of his milestone moment, Rey Mysterio spoke proudly of his son, hoping that he’ll one day become a masked marvel:
“My next goal is to eventually be able to look for a great plan of retirement. I also want to make sure my son is set. I’m really enjoying his evolution. We’re still seeing a lot of growth with Dominik. I always have to remind myself he hasn’t been doing this for very long. He’s doing very well, and I push him to do better every single time he’s in the ring, I want to hang up the mask down the road, and hopefully see Dominik carry that mask and continue with the Mysterio legacy.”
Dominik Mysterio made his in-ring debut at SummerSlam 2020, losing to Seth Rollins in a critically-acclaimed Street Fight. He’s been in a team with his father ever since, having one reign as SmackDown Tag Team Champions and enjoyable matches with the likes of The Usos.
Rey Mysterio, meanwhile, debuted on SmackDown’s 25 July 2002 broadcast. Heralded as one of the greatest in-ring performers of his generation, Mysterio has found success up and down the card, with three World Championship reigns to his name in the sports entertainment giant.