It lastly occurred and is one prime event of why I think about predictability isn’t always a unfavourable in expert wrestling. There hasn’t been an even larger disappointment in WWE over the previous 12 months than Dominik Mysterio, the son of squared-circle visionary Rey Mysterio. In my “conflict on the fortress” predictions video, I did predict The Judgment Day to defeat the elder Mysterio and Edge. That didn’t happen. What I bought proper from that match was the 25-12 months-outdated son of the grasp of the 619 to activate his papi.
After briefly celebrating their victory, Edge bought kicked inside the dick by Dominik. Rey tried to motive collectively with his son after, however solely bought his head taken off by a lariat moments later. It was primarily the most spectacular and believable transfer I’ve seen from the youthful Mysterio, which is each promising and unfortunate actuality of how Dominik bought so far. We’re in 12 months No. three of making Rey’s son consideration-grabbing on his personal since his debut at SummerSlam 2020. right here we’re Labor Day weekend and this heel flip is his biggest alternative so far. it may presumably be his remaining one too.
Dominik isn’t in peril of dropping a job. That’s faraway from my level. He solely started expert wrestling teaching 4 years in the past. A WWE primary-roster spot of his caliber, involved in a effectively-woven internet storyline, requires the acumen of a seasoned vet. Some grapplers is susceptible to be forward of schedule enchancment-clever, take a look at Matt Riddle. And there are examples, presumably the son of 1 in all many biggest cruiserweights of all time, the place being inside the lineage of a hall of Famer doesn’t imply you select up the artwork sort immediately on account of genetics.
When Dominik re-emerged onto WWE tv 14 years after being involved in a feud the place his storyline custody was up inside the air between Rey and the late Eddie Guerrero, the youthful grownup seemed simply like the skeleton of an excellent wrestler. He clearly had the psychological performance to be good and all he wished was time to hone his expertise. Brock Lesnar’s WWE title protection in opposition to Rey showcased Dominik. all people involved seemed good. Small enhancements occurred after his singles debut. In current day, we’re nonetheless there, trying for extra from Rey’s son with no tangible proof of a larger character or in-ring expertise. till Saturday’s low blow and lariat.
Dominik’s shortcomings aren’t one hundred laptop computer his fault. do not neglect that storyline involving his whole household as quickly as extra with Seth Rollins and his sister Aalyah kissing Buddy Murphy? Yeah, gross, and by no means precisely what a promising WWE prospect should be involved in. And for his first 12 months inside the agency, there have been no followers inside the constructing. That plain commerce between wrestler and crowd wasn’t a ingredient of Dominik’s vernacular all by means of a very extremely effective time of his profession to study it. AEW benefitted from having crowds at 10 % performance to current its youthful stars an alternative to get that feeling. Tony Khan’s crew additionally had roster members proper at ringside. WWE settled for the ThunderDome.
That response from a stay crowd makes every wrestling event utterly different and helps dictate prolonged-time period storylines. Does Roman’s current character come to be with out crowds rejecting him as an unbelievable babyface? Nope. It’s virtually as if Dominik didn’t emote enough inside that commerce. This heel flip is a mannequin new lease on life for him. Feuding collectively with his father may presumably be superb. Rey is little doubt in all probability the biggest “good guys” in WWE historic previous. And it’ll give Dominik somebody to work with that he has sturdy chemistry with.
This trajectory change ought to’ve occurred months in the past. And now that Dominik has a mannequin new lease on life inside WWE, he should study from it. It’s not too late for a massive enchancment however when he can’t make a feud collectively with his father work on tv, what religion do you have gotten that something with him may work? He’s bought Paul “Triple H” Levesque pulling the strings and that will assist prop him up. Now’s Dominik’s time to sink or swim.