Even if WWE is deadset on turning Dominik Mysterio into a singles star, it isn’t wise to split him up from his father Rey just yet.
It was recently rumored that the WWE father and son pairing of Rey and Dominik Mysterio may be coming to an end at some point in the near future. Ever since Dominik made his debut, he has been aligned with his father, and whilst the team hasn’t had the greatest of runs, it has still been fun at times, and it has no doubt served to benefit Dominik in many ways. Although there should be a focus on new and younger stars, now is the wrong time to split up this duo.Dominik Mysterio made his in-ring debut back at SummerSlam 2020, after becoming involved in the storyline between Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins. His debut was a hit, even in the ThunderDome setting, and it seemed as though WWE had a brand-new young star on their hands. From there, it was clear that Dominik wasn’t an entirely polished performer, and he had a lot to learn. A big part of this is likely due to him bypassing NXT and heading straight to the main roster.
There is certainly potential when it comes to Dominik, and his in-ring skills are good, but they aren’t great just yet. Teaming up with his father has been a huge benefit thus far, as the tag team division has allowed him to not find himself isolated and vulnerable, with it managing to hide many of his detractions. This is often the best way for green talents to find success. For another recent example, Omos was made to look strong within a tag team alongside AJ Styles. However, since their team split, Omos has found himself on the receiving end of some criticism when it comes to in-ring quality, and a big part of that is due to being a singles star, with there being no place to hide his inexperience.
For Rey Mysterio, he isn’t needed anywhere else on the card. Rey is a long-term veteran, but he is in the latter stage of his career. Though he is the most popular masked superstar in WWE history, there isn’t money in a singles run any longer, with another world title win being largely out of the question. At this time point in time, his legacy is firmly intact, and working in the tag team division alongside his son is the right place for him.