During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Dominik Mysterio was asked if WWE ever talked to him about potentially wearing a mask like his father, Rey. As it turns out, not only were there talks of as much but those talks are still ongoing.
As he put it:
“There’s still talks about it. So, we would like to eventually get into the tradition of lucha libra, which would be putting the mask on me and taking on the name, but I think that’s all down the line in the future. But now everyone kind of knows my face and what I look like and the idea of wearing a mask is to hide your identity to be able to go out to places and stuff like that. But I think I could find a unique way of bringing the mask into my character.”
Does take the name mean becoming, well, Rey Mysterio?
“I don’t know. We have thoughts. Well, my long goal would be ‘Prince Mysterio’ for me, since ‘Rey’ in Spanish is ‘king.’ So, for my character to be Prince Mysterio. But, I don’t know, we’ll see where it goes.”
Dominik is just 23-years-old, so WWE has plenty of time build out his character. He’s obviously still raw but he’s far exceeded early expectations.
The best may very well be yet to come.