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Legacy is Priceless – What WWE Is Doing Right with Legacy

WWE LegacyGoing off of the article that I written about Chris Jericho entitled “Chris Jericho-Ultimate Heel of Today,” I thought I’ll write an article about where I do feel like the WWE is doing right with, and that’s Legacy. With having their father’s wrestler’s themselves, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase Jr. have large shoes to fill. But let’s look at each individual and what I see in each guy, then I will discuss what I see in the group.

Randy Orton

“The Legend Killer,” “the Viper,” “the Youngest World Champion in WWE History,” are just some of the nicknames this superstar has been coined while his time in the WWE. One guy who I always enjoyed over the years to watch his character grow is Randy Orton. Stepping out of his father’s shadow, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, I’m sure, was proud when his son defeated Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam 2004. It wouldn’t be until 2007, three years after winning his first World Championship, where he was awarded the WWE Championship, lost it in the first match of the pay-per-view card (No Mercy 2007), and win it back in the last match of the card, walking into the night as a one-time World Champion and walking out as a three-time World Champion and holding the WWE title twice. But as of writing this article, Randy Orton is a four-time WWE Champion and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion, an Intercontinental Champion, and a World Tag Team Champion.

Orton even had great feuds with the Undertaker, Mick Foley, Triple H (until recently, in my opinion), to name a couple of feuds that I’ve enjoyed watching him in. I believe being the leader of this faction will help cement Orton’s legacy (no pun attended) as a future legend.

Ted DiBiase Jr.

“Everybody has a price for the ‘Million Dollar Man!'” His father, the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase Sr., would holler out in the mid ’80’s to the mid ’90’s, and I believe, a guy who should have held the WWE Championship. But that’s a different topic, but with this man’s father being who he was in the business, Ted Jr. had huge shoes to fill, if he could afford them or not. Seeing this man come into his own since he debuted in 2008. I can’t believe that he’s only been around for a year, but I can see this guy being the future of this business. I can see this kid going far, even being in the main event of WrestleMania by WrestleMania XXX, if not, within a couple of years around then.

But his match with Orton several weeks ago I was surprised by him how technical it was. Granted it was about an eight minute match, but the match kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I think it easily stole the ‘Best Match on Raw’ for the year; Raw has been sucking this year.

Cody Rhodes

The grandson of a Plummer, I’m sure a lot of the ladies, if not all of them, and some dudes may say Cody has good pluming, and a good rear, but that’s not my place to say (I’m a Christian, and I don’t go down that road [no pun attended]), Rhodes is a great in-ring performer and a great wrestler. As with DiBiase, I always enjoy watching Rhodes’ matches, due to I can see him being the future of this business that we all love. I’ll make the same prediction as I did with DiBiase, I can see Rhodes main eventing WrestleMania around WrestleMania XXX. Honestly, if these two guys are the next generation of main eventers in the business, I may indeed keep watching, these two guys are great.

The Legacy

As a whole group, both Rhodes and DiBiase are getting a great rub off of Orton. Orton is considered as one of the top heels, if not the top heel, right now, and has a lot to pass along to the future of this business. Orton is a five-time World Champion and all three superstar’s fathers were professional wrestlers and could help out facing other factions or single stars teaming up to take on Legacy. I believe if used right, Legacy could be like Evolution or even the Horsemen, if used right. But to conclude this article, I want to say that I do love how WWE is using Legacy, and I wish the WWE would bring back more factions like these three men. This is Eric Darsie from Minnesota, marking over Legacy, goodbye!

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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