Betrayals are a regular occurrence in professional wrestling, and it looks like we’re going to have a heartbreaking one on Raw when Dominic Mysterio betrays Rey Mysterio and joins Seth Rollins’ faction. Of course, this depends on if rumors on social media are true, but given how everything is lining up, it looks like we’re in for a fun ride.
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The best storylines are often the best ones, though there have been exceptions like having wrestlers play out their personal demons (Jeff Hardy, Hawk). While those tend to be huge flops some never learn from, others like playing up a real life romance or a close relationship often hit the mark.
In this case, it’ll be a way for Rollins to further force Rey to “sacrifice” for the greater good by interrupting his retirement ceremony. During their exchange is when we can expect Dominic to turn on his father by attacking him from behind.
We expect it’ll follow the basic rules in this type of storyline, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be any less traumatic for many.
For the last few months, Rey has been little more than a punching bag, and his inability to defend his son from Brock Lesnar, or defeat the Beast Incarnate with his son’s help, made him look weak in Dominic’s eyes, and that plays into Rollins’ mantra of destroying the weak. Dominic will want to be strong, and have strong companions to help protect him.
This should give Dominic a huge boost in his WWE debut. It should also help the flagging interest in Rollins that’s been there since partway through his feud with Kevin Owens. It could be a cool ride if it works out.
It’s been rumored for the last year that Dominic Mysterio would debut in 2020, and Rey wanted to remain until he did to help him get a good start. It was believed by many that Rey would do this as a tag team partner or manager, but this way Dominic gets instant heat.
Given how Humberto Carrillo stalled fairly quickly, this is their second attempt to hand the ball to the next generation. With any luck, Dominic will have better luck and Vince McMahon won’t become bored too easily. Though, to be fair, the WWE’s restricted allowance for what wrestlers can do (most matches are beyond predictable as everyone does the same thing) doesn’t help, but if Dominic has the same flair as his father, he could have an interesting and fun career ahead of him.
This is what’s really cool with this angle if it is what they’re doing. It’s a true passing the torch moment and we get to witness some great interplay between the wrestlers. While it’s sad this could mark the beginning of the end for Rey’s legendary career, it’s great that he can help give Dominic a great start. After everything Rey has done for and in professional wrestling, it’s great that he can offer one more memorable moment for all of us to enjoy.
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