Wednesday, July 21, 2010


With the Million Dollar Man?
This question was posed to, then rookie, Dustin Rhodes. Could this kid, who's father was one of the greatest stars of the 80's(or all time) actually be a man and make a career of his own? Ted DiBiase, our Man of the Month, sure as hell didn't think so. He didn't even think he could last 10 minutes with a man the caliber of The Million Dollar Man. And so the stage was set. Dustin, in order to succeed, had to win(not likely) or just hang on for 10 minutes to prove his worth.

This was one of the most riveting situations to me as a child. I truly didn't believe that Dustin could do it. I thought it was going to be over in 6 minutes maybe 7.

Ted Dibiase vs Dustin Rhodes-10 Minute Challenge

I still enjoy watching it. It's not a super classic, but it's more than the wrestling. It's a story about guts and wills and whether or not this kid is going to live in his father's shadow or not. At the time, Ted DiBiase was one of those wrestlers that was just too good for the young guys. Only guys like Savage, Warrior, and Hogan could  really beat him. It felt like such an uphill battle, and it was a lot of fun to watch Dustin go toe-to-toe. After this match, I bought Dustin Rhodes, the wrestler. He was legit to me and I honestly thought that one day he'd be wearing some gold. Turns out he'd wear it all over his skin.

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