Real Reason Why Rey Mysterio Returned To WWE

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Professional wrestling’s high-flying legend Rey Mysterio returned to WWE as a regular in-ring performer on SmackDown 1000, having made surprise appearances at the Men’s Royal Rumble Match in January and at the Greatest Royal Rumble in April.

Now that the Master of 619 is officially back with WWE thanks to a 2-year contract, it appears that Rey had something different in mind when putting his signature on the dotted lines.

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Konnan revealed on his Keepin’ It 100 podcast that part of the reason Mysterio decided to re-align with the McMahons was to provide
his son Dominic with a suitable platform in the pro wrestling business.

“That’s one of the reasons [Mysterio] went back to WWE, because he wants to open up the doors for Dominic.”

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Konnan then talked about Dominic’s training.

“He’s incredible because he’s not like your typical wrestler or son’s wrestler. He didn’t grow up wanting to be a wrestler. He was very disinterested and all of a sudden he told his dad, ‘I think I want to try this.’ There’s going to be comparisons, but Rey wants to make sure his son is properly trained so he’s got him going with Lance Storm.”

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“He’s going to send him to Japan. I think he’s going to send him down to Booker T. Fenix is going to train him a little bit. I’m going to train him. He’s going to get real good training so when he goes in there, he looks good and he can take care of himself.”

For those unaware, Dominic is already in the WWE mix, having “starred” in a custody battle between Rey and late great Eddie Guerero in 2005. In 2017, the 21-year-old young talent appeared at Lucha Underground in a non-wrestling role.