Rey Mysterio: I Felt 21 Again At WrestleMania Backlash, But Making Sure Dominik Does Well Is Very Stressful
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At WWE WrestleMania Backlash, Rey and Dominik Mysterio made history when they won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. As a wrestler who debuted in 1989, the 46-year-old Rey has practically seen and done it all in wrestling. But the triumphant moment in which he held the titles high alongside his son made him feel young again.
In an appearance On Out of Character With Ryan Satin, Rey explained how truly special the win at WWE WrestleMania Backlash was. He described how he felt like the late, great Eddie Guerrero was right there with him, which made it feel like a magical night.
“The energy that I felt that day and throughout that whole match, God’s presence was with me at all times,” said Rey. “Eddie was there with me at all times, it was just…I felt like I was 21 years old again. I just had so much positive emotion that was running through my mind, through my blood that I just couldn’t wait for the finale of that match to happen.”
While Rey has clearly enjoyed teaming up with his son, he reflected on how there’s a lot of pressure that came with watching the initial steps of his son’s career unfold. When asked, he agreed that he was even more nervous for Dominik’s first few matches than some of the biggest matches of his career.
“1000%,” said Mysterio. “I still do this day, it’s nerve-wracking for me to hit the ring. And it’s what happens before I walk out that curtain, that adrenaline, that emotion, making sure that everything comes out crisp and clean, that I impress my fans, that I impress the company. And everything that I do has to come out to a T, I have OCD, so I want everything to just be perfect.
“Now on top of that, now I had double stress. Because now I’m not only worried about me, but about making sure that my son does well, so it was a lot of weight that was carried on my back. ”