Dominik Mysterio, son of future WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio, made his wrestling debut at SummerSlam when he wrestled Seth Rollins. Prior to his WWE debut, Dominik had been training with some of the best professional wrestlers in the world, and is now in a position to be one of the top babyfaces on RAW.
Former WCW/nWo Star Konnan recently spoke to Instinct Culture’s Denise Salcedo, and discussed Dominik Mysterio, and how he first got started in the business. Konnan revealed that Dominik’s originally wanted to pursue a career in football, prior to focusing his attention on becoming a professional wrestler like his father. Konnan also talked about Dominik’s training prior to signing with WWE.
“Just, you know — this is something Rey has been wanting for a long time. So it was like, ‘Bro, you have no idea.’ Because Rey is the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet. And I was like, ‘Bro, you have such a beautiful dad, and the only thing he ever wanted for you to do was to wrestle. And now you’re giving it to him. Because he didn’t decide to wrestle till like, a couple years ago. He wanted to play football and do other stuff. And I said, ‘Okay, so now there’s a lot of pressure on you. People are gonna expect more because you’re Rey Mysterio Jr. The main thing is to train, and stay humble.’”
“So what he did was, he went to Jay Lethal in Florida to train. Then he went to Lance Storm to train. Then he trained with me Phoenix, here in San Diego with his dad and this other guy called B-Boy. And he was just training, and training, and watching tapes. Every time I talked to him you could see he was more serious, and more serious, and working out and watching tapes and asking about matches. And I was like, ‘Okay, this guy is getting the fever. That’s good, that’s real good.’ But my main thing [staying] humble.] And he always tells me, ‘Make sure you keep me humble,’ and I’m like ‘Oh. I will.’”
You can check out Konnan’s full interview with Instinct Culture below.
(h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.)
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