One of the stories WWE is currently working down on the card on Friday Night SmackDown right now involves Rey and Dominik Mysterio. The former recently chose to dissolve their tag team in favor of pushing the latter into starting up his singles career, thinking it best for him.
It hasn’t worked out that way.
Dom has been repeatedly matched up against Sami Zayn, and he’s come up short every time. It’s led to obvious frustrations on both sides. On Talking Smack this week, Dom had this to say:
“You know, Kayla, I think it’s a little bit of everything. This is the third time in a row that I’ve lost to Sami. My dad caught me off guard four weeks ago telling me that I needed to go out on my own and spread my wings and fly. He hasn’t really allowed me to do that yet. I think that I’m ready to go on in this singles competitor (sic) and I think I’m ready, and he just needs to let me prove it.”
There’s a rift growing there.
Zayn is now helping chip away at the relationship, as he laid out a case for Rey being to blame for Dom’s failures in an interview after SmackDown last week:
“He has shown improvement every single time I’ve been in the ring with him. One can’t help but notice the common denominator in each of his losses, however, is Rey Mysterio somehow finding his way to ringside despite him saying ‘Dom, it’s time for you to spread your wings, and you gotta stand on your own and be your own man.’ He says this to him but he can’t let go. He’s out there conveniently finding a reason to be ringside each time and what happens each time? Sami Zayn wins. Every time.
“I take nothing away from Rey Mysterio. I think he’s the G.O.A.T. When it comes to what he does, no one is better. No one has ever been better. I don’t know if that extends to his parenting — certainly not his coaching. So if I had any advice to humbly offer the great Rey Mysterio, it would be this: stay the hell out of my business and you know what? At this point, you should probably stay away from Dominik’s too, because you’re not helping, pal. You’re not helping.”
Who knows if this ends in a match pitting father vs. son but it’s slowly starting to look that way.