Triple H reveals valuable lesson from Dusty Rhodes, talks about Dusty’s legacy and works under him in WWE

Triple H reveals valuable lesson from Dusty Rhodes, talks about Dusty’s legacy and works under him in WWE


The influence of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes lives on in a significant way within the company today.

WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H recently spoke with the bell to promote WarGames coming to the main squad at the WWE Survivor Series Premium Live Event in November. Rhodes worked with Triple H in the early days of WWE NXT and it was noted that WarGames is a central part of The Dream’s legacy both as a performer and a booker.

Triple H commented on getting started under Rhodes and former WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.


“When I created NXT and that system, he was my partner in many ways. I’m a big fan of his work, his booking, his philosophy,” said Triple H. “You know, I often say I’m one of the happiest people because I’ve been under Vince McMahon’s learning tree for almost 30 years. And while I was almost doing a startup business, so to speak, on a very tight budget and everything else, I got to do that with Dusty. When we lost him, it was tragic, because he contributed so much to the company, and his ideas and his concepts and his business ideas are still floating around today. That should tell you something because very few people in this industry are into that [influence].”

Triple H was asked if there is any wisdom from Dusty that is dear to him. He revealed one of the most valuable lessons Rhodes taught him: don’t hold yourself to an unrealistic standard.

“When you first start something, the successes stick with you, but the things that go wrong stick with you even more,” said Triple H. “You have something in mind, and in your head it will be great. And then you see it come to life and you think, that was horrible, and you beat yourself up. And Dusty always walked past me and tapped me on the shoulder. He’d say, ‘Kid, remember what I said, if you get 70 percent of what you see in your head on TV, that’s a grand slam.’ I keep that thought in my head all the time. It has been a valuable lesson.”

Rhodes died on June 11, 2015 at the age of 69. Cody Rhodes returned to WWE earlier this year and revealed that he is the executive producer of WWE and A&E’s documentary “Biography: WWE Legends” about Dusty, which will premiere in the next. season.

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