It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Rey & Dominik Mysterio made history as WWE’s first father/son Tag champs at WrestleMania Backlash, but our heartstrings have already been tugged on several times.
The scene of the Mysterios in the ring after Dom won the belts using his Uncle (and kayfabe Papi) Eddie’s finisher. Mama & Aalyah Mysterio crying on Watch Along. This tweet from the Master of the 6-1-9:
Would love to thank everyone for the love & support for last night. I’ve been blessed with my career from day 1 in 1989, and now to be able to live such a memorable moment like this one creating history with my son.— ♛Rey Mysterio❔ (@reymysterio) May 17, 2021
you all! #NewTagTeamChamps#GodIsGood pic.twitter.com/fGYUWAdCmd
The SmackDown Tag Team champions’ appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation today (May 17) - embedded above - is bookended by a couple tearjerker moments. Rey kicks it off by saying winning the belts with his son is “on a different level” from all his other accomplishments in the business. The segment closes with the pair looking at photos of Dom messing around in the ring with his old man as a child.
In between we get my favorite bit, though. Just a quick scene recognizable to fathers and sons everywhere as Rey & Dominik tease each other about passing the torch... and height.