Rey Mysterio’s WrestleMania 39 Mask Was In The Works For 6 Years

Rey Mysterio

At WrestleMania 39, Rey Mysterio went to war with his son, Dominik, after he had made his father’s life hell over the last few months.

The two had been at odds ever since Dominik turned on Rey at Clash at the Castle back in September and joined The Judgment Day, aligning himself with his “Mami”, Rhea Ripley.

After a campaign against his family that included interrupting Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, Dominik laid down a challenge to his father for WrestleMania.

While Rey was hesitant to fight his son at first, he finally snapped on the March 24th edition of SmackDown after Dominik disrespected his mother. This led to Rey punching him and accepting his challenge.

Rey Mysterio defeated Dominik at WrestleMania 39

The match itself saw Dominik antagonising his mother and sister who were at ringside, but this ended when his mother slapped him in the face.

Rey Mysterio took care of things in the ring with an assist from Bad Bunny. As Dominik continued to use underhanded tactics against his father, Bunny stopped him from using a chain that was hidden under a turnbuckle pad.

After being thwarted, Dominik turned around to get hit with a 619 which led to Rey getting the pinfall victory.

At the post-show press conference, Mysterio discussed the mask and outfit he wore for the event.

His mask was reminiscent of the kind his fellow WWE Hall of Famer, The Great Muta, wore for the last few years of his career instead of facepaint, while his attire was designed in the colours of DC superhero The Flash.

Answering a question from’s Connor Casey, Mysterio revealed the mask had been in the works for six years, and with WrestleMania going Hollywood, it seemed the perfect time to use it.

“Six years ago, this mask has been in the projects. The creator of this mask is the creator of Hollywood, the Marvel Universe. That’s how deep it went. WrestleMania goes Hollywood, it was the perfect time.

“We didn’t go superhero, we went Hollywood style this year. I was very happy with the outcome. On top of that, we had a mixture of the mask being made by a good friend of ours, Darnell, who works for the Marvel Universe, and (Masahiro) Hayashi, my creator since 1996, who made the tights, the vest, and everything else.

“I’m very happy with the outcome of the outfit tonight. I hope the fans loved it as much as I did.”

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.