Summer Rae says Dusty Rhodes was a big supporter of hers during her time working in WWE developmental.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet on the “Insight” podcast, the former WWE Diva commented on Rhodes’ involvement in her WWE ring name, how big of a supporter he was of hers early on in her career, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Rhodes’ involvement in her WWE ring name: “He [Rhodes] goes, ‘What in the f*** is a Kylie Summers.’ He said, ‘Your name will stick with you for the rest of your life, what you have for the rest of your life’… I said, ‘Kylie Summers, fine, what about Summer? Because it was Summers,’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, okay I like that.’”
On Rhodes being a supporter of hers: “Dusty was the only person that believed in me super early. It was great, I think it was really good for my confidence so early on just like Dusty Rhodes was in my corner, it’s so great. I hear him all the time, he’d always tell us, especially when I was on Raw valeting, he’d always say, ‘Do it first and ask for forgiveness after.’”