Video: Rey Mysterio's Son Dominic Convinces Him to Not Retire on WWE Raw

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2019

Rey Mysterio greets the crowd during the WWE World Cup Quarterfinal match as part of as part of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Crown Jewel pay-per-view at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on November 2, 2018. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rey Mysterio appeared set to retire from WWE, but his son convinced him to stay in an emotional speech on WWE Raw Monday:

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Domnic wasn't about to let his dad retire 😢 (via @WWE) https://t.co/0kEBVQYhoh

"You told me that when I debuted, I would debut as your partner," Dominic Gutierrez said. "... Stay in WWE. Don't retire. I'm going to make you proud." 

According to Wrestling Observer (h/t Paul Davis of Wrestling News), WWE is interested in signing Dominic to a contract, although he might not be ready for in-ring action until 2020. 

Mysterio—who signed a two-year deal last September—decided the prospect of wrestling alongside his son was enough to continue his career for at least a little longer.

The 44-year-old has been one of the biggest stars in wrestling over the past three decades in a variety of different organizations. He has continued to make an impact in the ring, winning the United States Championship earlier this year.