Former WWE star Erik Watts recently lavished praise on the late great Dusty Rhodes, saying the legend is on his “Mount Rushmore” of wrestling.
It’s safe to say that The American Dream is one of the most influential babyfaces in wrestling history. At a time when larger-than-life characters were the biggest draws in the business, Dusty emerged as a performer fans could relate to. He was billed as “the son of a plumber” and became a voice of the working class in wrestling.
Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s UnSKripted, Erik Watts revealed that Dusty Rhodes was very special to him as he was close to his father, Bill Watts.
The WWE veteran added that the former NWA World Champion is one of the greatest of all time to step inside the squared circle. Furthermore, Watts mentioned that even though he’s never given much thought to his Mount Rushmore of wrestling, he believes Dusty Rhodes would be a part of it.
“Dream [Dusty Rhodes] to me very special; he’s one of the greatest of all times. I have never really thought about what my Mount Rushmore would be, but he could easily be one on that Rushmore brother. I mean, he could,” said Erik Watts. [29:52 – 30:08]
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