Having had his first match in pro wrestling at SummerSlam 2020 against Seth Rollins in a Street Fight, Dominik Mysterio has come a long way. He may have lost the match, but the exposure he got on WWE TV b before and after, alongside and against father Rey Mysterio, has been invaluable.
He is even a former tag team champion alongside his father, and Dominik is now cutting his teeth as a despised heel alongside his mami Rhea Ripley and The Judgement Day. His in-ring work also continues to improve compared to his debut, a bout that he took part in without a contract, it seems.
Speaking on a recent episode of K100 w/ Konnan & Disco, Mysterio revealed he was not under contract with WWE for his SummerSlam match. He was apparently being paid on a per-show basis, which went on till Payback in August of that year.
“Actually, it was before I went on contract (was the payday that took me by surprise the most), because I was getting paid per show…
I did SummerSlam without being on contract. So I got paid for that pay-per-view… We were in the middle of negotiations so it was all kind of being handled at the time. But in good faith, I was like, ‘Yeah dude, I’ll do it.’
This is an opportunity of a lifetime so I jumped on it but after that SummerSlam and that following — because I did SummerSlam and then Monday Night Raw and then that following week, we did Payback when I tagged with my dad for the first time, like back-to-back, so I got two pay-per-view checks and a couple TV checks in one sitting and that’s when I was like, oh sh*t.
This is pretty cr*zy.”
Now that he has found his footing alongside Ripley, Damian Priest, and Finn Balor, fans hope he can push on and become a fixture on WWE television, like his legendary father.
Has Dominik Mysterio done well since his WWE debut?