Brandi Rhodes paid tribute to her legendary father in law Dusty Rhodes with her Ring of Honor debut attire.
Brandi wore black tights with yellow polka dots, mirroring the pattern worn by Dusty during his WWF run.
Fancy ?? pic.twitter.com/4nY52zYCjX
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) August 2, 2017
Brandi talked about the decision to mix in the polka dots in her latest blog post, “Now recently, I decided to mix my snakes with Dusty Rhodes’ signature black and yellow polka dots. I was worried about doing this. Others have done tributes to my father in law and as well intended as they may have seemed, it’s never really been well received, except when Stardust did at Wrestlemania. However, it was on my heart to do this for some time, and bearing the Rhodes name I figured I would take my chance and hope that it meant something. I knew it meant a lot to my husband and myself, that was going to have to be enough.
I have never ever recieved so much positive energy towards anything I’ve ever worn in my entire life. Fashion is a passion of mine, for sure. But the dots make people feel good. They make people remember. They start conversations and encourage fans to tell me their favorite Dusty stories and moments. It’s really surreal and it helps people come together and enjoy themselves that much more. That said, don’t worry, the dots aren’t going away. I will definitely bring them back from time to time to help people feel good and to remember. Also, I feel like I should state this because, well hell, somebody’s got to. Just because I’m black, doesn’t make me in polka dots a Sapphire reference. She was amazing and I enjoyed her and Dusty immensely. But Cody and I are never trying to be this. Cody is Dusty’s son and I never had the pleasure of meeting sweet Sapphire. I would consider it disrespectful to her family to try and “represent” her. That’s their right and their lineage, certainly not mine.”
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