Since she wanted to honor her father in law, Dusty Rhodes, after he passed away, Brandi Rhodes made a request to WWE officials to have her character name changed from Eden Stiles to Eden Rhodes. Management turned her down. The belief is that the company felt that they have already put in enough resource into her current name and that it would take some work for them to change it to another name.
January 25, 2016
In a rather interesting twist, WWE has revealed that the Lana character is a virgin. She did a scripted interview where she talked about how religious her father was. The blonde bombshell is saving herself for marriage. Management is doing this because they are trying to repair the damages that were done when she and Rusev were split up in the story line and was involved with Dolph Ziggler and Summer Rae respectively.
December 2, 2015
Here is an interesting bit of trivia on Nick Bockwinkel. Like a lot of professional wrestlers, he initially was hoping to become a professional football player. Unfortunately for the former AWA star, his gridiron dreams were ended when a severe knee injury forced the University of Oklahoma to take away his scholarship. Bockwinkel decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional wrestler.
November 16, 2015
A post on Instagram where Charlotte and Ric Flair are soaking in the atmosphere of the arena in Mexico before a live event. She noted that this was her first overseas tour with WWE, and she is very blessed that her father was brought along. Flair is working as a guest general manager at these shows.
October 17, 2015
Through social media, Davey Boy Smith Jr revealed that he now owns the rights to the British Bulldog name that his father made famous decades ago. He stated that he will be utilizing the moniker from here on out. Smith has found a good amount of success in New Japan after being discarded by WWE. Having rights to the name might enable him to get booked even more frequently in other territories.
October 16, 2015
For those of you that missed out on seeing Bound For Glory last night, a new world heavyweight champion was crowned by TNA at the pay per view. Matt Hardy defeated Ethan Carter and Drew Galloway in a triple threat match to become the top champion in a major promotion for the very first time. He celebrated with his wife, son and father in the middle of the ring. The event was in his home state of North Carolina.
October 5, 2015
As some of you may already know, there is a tag team tournament going on right now in NXT in honor of Dusty Rhodes, who passed away earlier this year. To make the finals even more special, WWE has made the decision to have Cody Rhodes and Goldust be the ones to present the trophy to the winning team. They will more than likely also give a speech about their father that night as well.
October 3, 2015