Dusty Rhodes, also known as “The American Dream,” was a legendary professional wrestler who made a significant impact on the world of sports entertainment. During his time as the head trainer and booker for NXT, Rhodes helped shape the careers of many future WWE Superstars and developed a unique approach to professional wrestling that emphasized character development and in-ring storytelling.
Therefore, Dusty Rhodes wasn’t afraid to give his opinion when it concerned the future of the young men and women in the Performance Center. Hence, when Summer Rae revealed to him what WWE was planning to call her, he instantly stated that he hates it.
Speaking to Golden Ring Collectibles, Summer Rae recalled Dusty Rhodes’ reaction when he found out what WWE wanted to originally call her.
“Mine came back and I said I wanted the name ‘Kyle,’ like a boy’s name. I didn’t say Summer and they just put ‘Kylie Summers’ as my name. And Dusty Rhodes said, ‘What the hell is a Kylie Summers?’ He’s like, ‘I f***ing hate it.’
“In front of everyone, he made me stand up in front of the class and was like, ‘Tell them what they named you, it’s bullsht.’”
Summer Rae eventually debuted in NXT where she teamed with Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks forming the BFFs. It didn’t take long for her to transition to the main roster where she was Fandango’s dance partner for a while before she eventually broke out onto her own.
It’s a good thing that WWE decided against using the name Kylie Summers because Summer Rae has a better ring to it. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we bring you similar stories.
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