It finally happened and is a prime example of why I believe predictability is not always a negative in pro wrestling. There hasn’t been a bigger disappointment in WWE over the past year than for visionary Rey Mysterio’s Dominik Mysterio. In My “Castle Clash” prediction video, I predicted Judgment Day would beat the seniors Mysterio and Edge. That didn’t happen. What I got right from that match was master 619’s 25-year-old son turned on papi.
After temporarily celebrating their victory, Edge was kicked in the cock by Dominik. Rey tried to explain it to her son afterwards, but only got him to hang his head a moment later. It’s the most impressive and believable move I’ve seen from the younger Mysterio, it’s the promising and unfortunate truth about how Dominik has come to this point. We’re in our 3rd year of making Rey’s son self-interested since his debut at SummerSlam 2020. It’s Labor Day weekend and this heel turn is his best chance to date. he. It could also be his last.
Dominik is not in danger of losing his job. That is far from my point of view. He just started practicing professional wrestling 4 years ago. A spot on the main roster of his calibre WWE, taking on a well-woven web storyline, requires the acumen of a seasoned vet. Some grapplers may be ahead of schedule wise development, look at Matt Riddle. And there are examples, maybe being the son of one of the heaviest cruisers of all time, being in the line of a Hall of Famer doesn’t mean you chose the art form directly because of genetics.
When Dominik reappears on WWE television 14 years after becoming involved in a feud where his control of the plot was running between Rey and the late Eddie Guerrero, the young man looked like a wrestler’s skeleton. good. He clearly has very good mental capacity and all he needs is time to hone his skills. Brock Lesnar’s WWE title defense against Rey introduced Dominik. Everyone involved looks great. Small improvements happened after he released the single. We’re still there today, looking for more from Rey’s son with no tangible proof of a better character or skill in the ring. Until the low shot and lariat on Saturday.
Dominik’s shortcomings are not 100 percent His fault. Remember that plot involving his entire family again with Seth Rollins and his sister Aalyah kissing Buddy Murphy? Yes, it’s gross and not quite what a promising WWE prospect should be into. And in his first year at the company, there were no fans in the building. That undeniable exchange between wrestler and crowd was not part of Dominik’s mother tongue during the most important time of his career to learn it. AEW benefits from having crowds at 10 percent power to give younger stars a chance to have that feel. Tony Khan’s crew also has members on the roster right in the ring. WWE settled for ThunderDome.
That response from a live crowd makes every wrestling event different and helps dictate long-term storylines. Does Roman’s current character come to be without crowds rejecting him as an overwhelming babyface? Nope. It’s almost as if Dominik didn’t emote enough within that exchange. This heel turn is a new lease on life for him. Feuding with his father could be amazing. Rey is one of the best “good guys” in WWE history. And it’ll give Dominik someone to work with that he has strong chemistry with.
This trajectory change should’ve happened months ago. And now that Dominik has a new lease on life within WWE, he needs to take advantage of it. It’s not too late for a massive improvement but if he can’t make a feud with his father work on television, what faith do you have that anything else with him could work? He’s got Paul“ Triple H “Levesque” pull the rope and that will help fend him off. Now is Dominik’s time to sink or swim.