Dusty Rhodes is a man who left a big mark on the wrestling scene. He was of great help to many, and Triple H recalled the advice from Rhodes in an interview with The Ringer. “When I was creating NXT and that system, he was my partner in a lot of ways.
I’m a big fan of his work, his booking, his philosophy,” Triple H said. “You know, I often say I’m one of the luckiest people, because for almost 30 years, I got to sit under the Vince McMahon learning tree.
And while I was almost doing a startup company, so to speak, with a very limited 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 business, and his ideas and his concepts and his business ideas are still floating around today.
That should tell you something, because there’s very few people in this industry with that [influence]”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Dusty Rhodes and Triple H
Rhodes was an example for others with his experience and advice.
“When you’re first starting something, the successes stick with you, but the things that go wrong stick with you even more so,” Triple H said. “You’ll have something in mind, and in your mind, it’s gonna be great.
And then you watch it come to life and you’re like, that was terrible, and you beat yourself up. And Dusty would always walk by me and he’d tap me on the shoulder. He’d say ‘Kid, remember what I said, if you get 70 percent of what you see in your head to come out on TV, that’s a grand slam.’ I keep that thought in my head all the time. It’s been a valuable lesson”.