WWE.com recently posted comments from Aleister Black, Ricochet and The Forgotten Sons in NXT. The comments focused on the late Dusty Rhodes as well as the pro wrestling legend’s lasting legacy.
“Dusty’s legacy speaks for itself. He’s responsible for the process of NXT. Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Finn Bálor, the list goes on,” Aleister Black told WWE.com. “Although I never knew him personally, there is a certain desire to compete to the best of your ability to live up to what he created.”
Dusty indeed took the NXT brand very seriously and invested a lot of himself into making the product successful. The American Dream brought all of his wisdom and experience to the brand and many Superstars flourished as a result.
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is presented in The Dream’s honor of course and its currently taking place on the WWE Network. Ricochet talked about what it would mean if he and Black win the cup.
“If we win this, it shows we are here to be the best,” Ricochet said. “The Forgotten Sons are dangerous and unpredictable, and they’ve always got a plan. I know Aleister Black and I are a new team, but we aren’t new to each other. I first met Aleister, ironically, while I was competing in a German tournament back in 2012. If we win this and continue dominating on Raw and SmackDown LIVE, we can back up our claim to being the best.”
But even though Aleister and Ric are obviously focused on the task at hand, The Forgotten Sons’ Wesley Blake definitely had great memories of Dusty.
“My relationship with Dusty was simple,” Cutler revealed. “He got me. He understood from the beginning who I am and what I am capable of. He knew that I am someone who just cuts to the chase and tells it like it is.”
Part of Dusty’s legacy of course is his family, which has always been connected to the business. Dustin Rhodes, also known as Goldust, is currently not wrestling full-time but he did enjoy a future Hall of Fame career in WWE. Dusty’s other son Cody is of course at the helm of AEW, which is set to kick into full gear later in 2019.