Dominik Gutiérrez is a 24-year-old professional wrestler from San Diego, California. He is signed with the WWE and performs on the company’s SmackDown brand under the ring name, Dominik Mysterio.
Dominik’s Early WWE Television Appearances
Dominik is a third generation wreslter; he is the son of WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio Jr., and the great-nephew of Rey Mysterio Sr. While Dominik made his wrestling debut in 2020, he has been no stranger on WWE television. Dominik made his first appearance on WWE television in 2003 sitting in the crowd watching as his father Rey Mysterio defeated Matt Hardy for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Following the win, Dominik came over the barricade and into the ring to celebrate with his father. Then, in 2005 Gutiérrez made his next appearance at only 8 years old. He was written into a storyline where Rey Mysterio would face Eddie Guerrero in the infamous “custody of Dominik ladder match” at SummerSlam after Guerrero claimed to be Dominik’s biological father. Mysterio defeated Guerrero for custody of Dominik at SummerSlam.
Dominik made two additional appearances in 2006. His first appearance was at WrestleMania 22 watching his father win the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. Second, on the September 15th episode of SmackDown where he watched backstage as his father battled with Mr. Kennedy. Mysterio lost this match after Chavo Guerrero and Vickie Guerrero showed up on the stage with Gutiérrez to distract Mysterio as Kennedy rolled him up for the win. He once again appeared on the March 12, 2010 episode of SmackDown, this time during the feud between Rey Mysterio and the Straight Edge Society (CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena).
Dominik Mysterio’s Wrestling Debut
In March 2019, on SmackDown Live, Dominik showed up with his father acting as his father’s manager. As his father’s manager, Dominik was physical at times at ringside like when he tried to help his father defeat Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2019. In May 2020, WWE began building up Dominik’s in-ring debut. He assisted Rey Mysterio, Humberto Carrillo, and Aleister Black in their feud with Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy. As a result, Dominik Mysterio challenged Seth Rollins to a match at SummerSlam which he lost. A week later, at WWE’s Payback event, Dominik Mysterio teamed up with his father to take on Seth Rollins and Murphy in a winning tag team match.
Dominik & Rey Mysterio Drafted to SmackDown
At the WWE’s 2020 October Draft, the Mysterios were drafted to SmackDown but their feud with Rollins didn’t end until November when Rey Mysterio defeated Rollins in a one on one match. At the Survivor Series 2020 Kickoff show, Dominik Mysterio was the last person eliminated by The Miz in a dual branded battle royal. From here the Mysterios began feuding with King Corbin. At the 2021 Royal Rumble event, Dominik eliminated Corbin before being eliminated himself by Bobby Lashley.
On the special WrestleMania edition of SmackDown, Dominik and Rey Mysterio faced Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, Chad Gable and Otis, and The Street Profits in a fatal 4-way tag team match for the SmackDown Tag Team titles. They lost the match after Ziggler and Roode retained the SmackDown Tag Team titles.