Dominik Mysterio has reflected on how the 2005 storyline involving Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero for custody of the young Mysterio affected him in real life.
When Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero started a feud that year, Guerrero threatened to reveal a terrible secret about the Mysterio family. ‘Latino Heat’ revealed that he had a child out of wedlock, and it was none other than Dominik Mysterio, whom he had given to Rey and his wife when they were struggling to have their own child.
Since this was professional wrestling, the feud ultimately led to a match for custody of Dominik Mysterio at SummerSlam in 2005. The fight was a bloodbath, with Dominik Mysterio attempting to help Rey and narrowly avoiding an attack from Guerrero. Eddie’s wife Vickie Guerrero eventually stopped Eddie from climbing the ladder allowing Rey Mysterio to retrieve the briefcase containing the custody documents.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Dominik Mysterio recalled his classmates constantly asking him who his real father was, to the point where his teachers became concerned about his home life:
“[Classmates] were always asking who my dad was. Teachers were freaking out because they didn’t really know what was going on, they didn’t know it was a storyline so they were concerned about my life at home. But it was pretty great. I was traveling, missing school.”
That would not be the last time the WWE audience would get to set their eyes on Dominik Mysterio as he began appearing once again in WWE in 2019. Mysterio became embroiled in a feud with Seth Rollins and Murphy that briefly saw Dominik’s sister romantically linked with the Australian star on-screen.
Dominik and Rey Mysterio became the first father and son duo to hold WWE Tag Team gold when they captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania Backlash.