Rey Mysterio was recently a guest on WINCLY. During the interview, he discussed AEW and the impact he thinks it will have on the wrestling business, his thoughts on his son’s career and the inevitable comparisons that will come and more. Here are the highlights:
On The Impact AEW Will Have:
It’s affected it that now there is competition and competition has always known to been good. That is something we’re all gonna have to face and step up our game for talent, behind the scenes, everybody.
For me and my son now, competition is going to be very heavy for him as well. They are gonna wanna see comparisons between my son and myself. He is much taller and heavier than me. Will he ever be able to do a high-flying style like his old man? I’d be very amazed if he pulls my style off. I think he can, but it’s a matter if he wants to.
But at the end of the day, this is great for business in general. We’re all gonna wanna do our best to become the best. I don’t think there is better options than wanting to be the best at your brand.
On If Today’s Climate Feels Like It Did During The Monday Night Wars:
It still hasn’t because it’s not out there fully yet. But I’m sure there’s gonna be some flashbacks to all of us that were in that Monday Night Wars era. But the buzz is going around already and a lot of people are either gonna crank up their energy level or be confused and be like, ‘What’s going on?’ But I think it’s gonna be the other way around and everyone wants to work hard at their craft.
On Dominick Being On WWE TV:
When I made my first appearance last year at the Royal Rumble, Dominick was with me. We introduced ourselves and our faces. Dominick hadn’t been seen for a minute backstage in WWE, so it was a surprise to Vince and everybody that hadn’t seen him.
That reconnected our momentum going into future negotiations with WWE. I signed and came back in September and one thing led to another. I would imagine that some of the social media posts of Dominick training, as well as Vince and Hunter knowing that he was following in my footsteps [led to him being involved].
On Dominick Being On The Road With Him:
Now he’s driving me as opposed to me driving him. We’re booking our hotels and car rentals and just enjoying life in general. Father and son – moments that I missed while he was growing up at home and I was on the road. Now we get to share those together as he wants to be a part of this business.
On If He Wants Dominick To Sign With WWE Or Wrestler For Other Promotions First:
That’s gonna be a very hard call because what I want is very different than what he wants. The only thing I can do is guide him and leave it for him to decide. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last year or so – just letting him know how this works and how this happens. At the end of the day, he’s man enough to make the decision on his own. I can’t decide for him.
He’s been guided very well, not only by me, but Konnan talks to him as well. He’s been around this industry since he was a kid. I think it’s gonna come naturally that he’ll know what to decide when that time comes.
You can listen to the full interview below: