WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes is regarded as one of the most influential people in the pro wrestling business. The WWE Hall of Famer spent his last years as a coach in WWE NXT, where he helped develop the characters and imparted his knowledge to future champions.
Erick Rowan, now known as Erick Redbeard, who was released by WWE earlier this year, spoke about Rhodes in a recent interview.
Dusty Rhodes' advise to Erick Rowan
In an interview with Michael Morales Torres from Lucha Libre Online, Erick Rowan revealed a lot about the formation of The Wyatt Family, and the advise Dusty Rhodes gave him.
In the interview, Erick Redbeard, who was known as Erick Rowan or Rowan in WWE, revealed the origin of The Wyatt Family faction. He said that it came together organically, and that Bray Wyatt took inspiration from Jason of the Friday the 13th movie for his Axel Mulligan character.
He then said that he didn't have an idea of what to wear before his debut with The Wyatt Family. Redbeard revealed that he did not have an outfit and those that he asked backstage did no do much in helping him get an outfit before his debut. He said that he had an outfit that he used in a Norwegian reality show that he was a part of before joining WWE, which he altered by cutting the sleeves, and used it later in NXT.
He revealed that The Wyatt Family were working with the legendary Dusty Rhodes behind the scenes to fine tune their character and promos. He tried on various masks, which the WWE Hall of Famer did not like. Rhodes reportedly told Redbeard that his face was "ugly" but it was "money:
"We were doing all these promos and class and with Dusty Rhodes, and I remember Windham (Wyatt), it had to be like a pig mask and Sheep mask, and there was a clean mask, which I cut the bottom off and put like makeup on it put it on day. It was weird looking. So I tried all these different masks and Dusty didn't like a lot of the basket called the sheep mask, the pig mask, a clown mask, and all sorts of different masks and he didn't really like, he's like, your face, you know, it's money, it’s ugly. So I kind of forgot about it and the same thing with the overall thing."
The Wyatt Family debuted in 2012, and they were a part of NXT before being called up to the main roster.Published 09 Oct 2020, 19:15 IST