Rey Mysterio fought with his young son to brag when they played wrestling video games together. The high-flying WWE superstar now has plenty to brag about – he’s featured on the cover of the WWE 2K22 video game, out on March 11. “It is a moment of great pride, not only for me, but for generations to come. All my people, all Latinos,” Mysterio said. In fact, Mysterio is a playable character with his son Dominik. The younger Mysterio wrestled his first WWE match in 2020 and later became tag team champion with his father.
Mysterio was named the cover star on Thursday as the video game from developer Visual Concepts is back after a two-year hiatus. Mysterio joined Brock Lesnar and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, one of the wrestling greats to create the cover.
Mysterio, who has wrestled for various promotions around the world since his 1989 debut, was selected in part to honor his 20-year career with WWE.
The 5-foot-6 Mysterio has long been one of WWE’s most popular — and colorful — wrestlers thanks to his collection of masks he wears in honor of the Mexican tradition of lucha libre wrestling. He has won most major matches and championships in WWE, including the Royal Rumble Match in 2006 and the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania later that year. The father-son duo won the SmackDown tag team titles last year.
“At the moment living with my son now, I never thought I could live it,” said 47-year-old Mysterio.
WWE 2K22 is available for pre-order on PlayStation and Xbox systems, and on PC in digital formats. WWE 2K22 includes four editions of the game.
Partners in the ring, Mysterio wants a rematch with his son on a gaming system to prove that he is the best in the family in the virtual square circle.
“It’s frustrating to some extent because I could never beat Dom,” he said.