Rey Mysterio Teases Passing On His Mask To Another WWE Star

Rey Mysterio recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary in WWE on the July 25th edition of "Monday Night Raw." For those 20 years, and even prior to that, Mysterio had been the underdog of many fights he went into, as he — billed only at 5'6" — is smaller than the typical WWE wrestler. His height would not deter him, however, as the luchador would go on to find massive success in WWE, becoming Grand Slam Champion for the company in 2019 following his United States Championship win.

Time catches up to everyone, however, and at the age of 47, Mysterio may not be wrestling for many more years to come. In that case, one may begin to wonder if Mysterio is going to eventually hang up the boots without passing his mask on to another competitor, or if he will do the honors. He addressed this idea in a recent interview.

Rey Mysterio may pass on his mask to someone very close to him.

"I told [Dominik Mysterio] it would be cool if one day he earned the mask just like I did from my uncle," Rey Mysterio said on "BT Sport." "I truly believe that if Dom eventually wants to wear it and represent, you know, that he's been working real hard to earn it, you know? Maybe by the time I retire the earning is already been paid off and there's a presentation of a mask, a passing the mask onto the son."

Dominik Mysterio is the son of Rey and has been wrestling now for two years this month, having his first match at SummerSlam 2020 against Seth Rollins. Since Dominik has debuted, he and Rey became the first ever father-son tag team champions in history, winning the "Smackdown" Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania Backlash 2021. Rey has stated that he does not intend to wrestle in-ring past the age of 50, meaning that he would have about three years left in his career to potentially wrestle alongside his son.

Dominik and Rey are currently embroiled in a feud with The Judgment Day on "Raw," and this past Monday saw Dominik and Rey at odds as Rey was trying to keep the peace between Dominik and Edge. Once part of Judgment Day, Edge has also been seeking retribution against unholy trinity that kicked him out.

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