WWE have released footage of a touching embrace between Vince McMahon and Dominik Mysterio.
The son of the legendary Rey Mysterio had his first-ever match last month at SummerSlam against Seth Rollins at the age of just 23.
Vince McMahon’s words for @35_Dominik after his match with Seth Rollins at SummerSlam “You should be very, very proud of yourself.” #WWEDayOf pic.twitter.com/V8jtCUKBic
Despite losing to the Monday Night Messiah, the youngster impressed everyone with his abilities inside the ring.
He has continued to receive a big push since then, including a brutal Steel Cage bout with Rollins again on last night’s episode of Raw.
Billionaire boss McMahon has faced huge criticism this year following his decision to release a host of stars due to the financial impact of the coronavirus.
However, fans have now got to see the 75-year-old’s softer side after footage of him hugging Dominik was released.
WWE have aired a chronicle of the day of SummerSlam that includes the heartwarming moment.
McMahon tells Dominik backstage after his match: “Congratulations.”
“Very few people can get that kind of reaction when they’re in the ring, no matter how long they’ve been in the business. So you should be very proud of yourself.”
Dominik revealed he had received a cuddle from the boss last month.
He told talkSPORT: “The reaction backstage was crazy. I got very emotional, hugged my mum, hugged my dad, hugged Jamie, Seth – the whole deal.”
He continued: “Everyone was very happy and clapping for me, so it was a surreal moment.
“I definitely gave the bossman [Vince McMahon] a hug afterwards and thanked him for the opportunity. It was just a crazy experience.
“From seeing other people and other wrestlers finish their matches and walk through gorilla and hug Vince and stuff like that, having that be my turn to do it… I’m forever grateful.”