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Why Rey Mysterio’s Son Dominick Won’t Work In NXT

Rey Mysterio Unmasked

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 16, 2007) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2007, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran The Missing Link (Real name: Dewey Robertson) at the age of 68 due to lung cancer.

Dewey Robertson wrestled for several north american territories during the 60s, 70s & 80s, using different names & characters, before adapting the gimmick of “The Missing Link” in 1983, which he mainly used in Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling and Eddie Graham’s Championship Wrestling From Florida, before joining the World Wrestling Federation in 1985.

During his WWF days, The Missing Link was managed by Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and wrestled against WWF Superstars like Ivan Putski, Paul Orndorff, Tony Garea, Salvatore Bellomo and SD Jones.


February 28, 1939 – August 16, 2007

• Why Rey Mysterio’s Son Dominick Won’t Work In NXT

As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio lost 2-0 to Andrade in a 2 out of 3 falls match.

In a backstage interview after the match, Rey got emotional about the loss and says he needs support from his family.

According to the Wrestling Observer, this angle is expected to lead to Dominick’s in-ring debut in WWE:

“Regarding Dominick Gutierrez, who was on television as part of the Rey vs. Joe angle, they want him to wrestle and this Mysterio angle may play a part in this. Right now the feeling is he’s not ready for in-ring on this stage, but the hope is he’ll be ready in 2020.”

According to Tom Colohue, WWE officials don’t feel Dominick should work in NXT and that bringing him up straight to the main roster in his father’s storyline is the correct storyline for him:

“WWE don’t necessarily believe that NXT is the best way to get him over. Instead, a storyline involving his father is considered a better option.”

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