Originally published at Dominik Mysterio feels ‘blessed’ to have learned from top stars and skip developmental
Dominik Mysterio has told of feeling “blessed and very fortunate” to have his current spot on the WWE main roster.
Speaking to the UK’s Metro newspaper, the 26-year-old said he was very grateful for the opportunity to learn from the best of the main roster over the past three years.
On skipping a period in NXT, he commented:
I think there’s definitely pros and cons to it, depending on how you look at it. I was blessed and very fortunate to be in the position that I’m in.
I think just the way that I came about it, and the people that I was surrounded with, I just don’t think it made sense [to go to NXT], especially with who I was gonna learn from.
Dominik, of course, has appeared on NXT of late, winning the North American Championship on the July 18th episode of the show. He defends that title in a triple-threat match at tonight’s Great American Bash premium live event against Wes Lee and Mustafa Ali.
On learning from established stars, he said:
Coming in with my first match against Seth, and then carrying on to work with Baron Corbin and Sami Zayn during the pandemic, to where once the pandemic was over I started working with John Cena, Roman Reigns, The Usos and Edge.
You can’t get any better than that as far as guys that I could be next to. I’m literally next to some of the best, if not the best — the current best.
I had a chance to be in there with them, not once or twice but multiple times, working all the house shows with them, opening up SmackDown with them. My experience was a little different, being able to learn from those top, top guys.
Dominik also spoke about the advantage of having grown up so close to the business:
I started traveling with my dad when I was four or five years old. I started appearing on TV when I was eight. So this is all I know, none of this is new to me.
The only thing that’s new to me is my learning experiences that come from being in the ring, and I learn something new every day, so I’m very grateful and very blessed to be here.