WWE 2.0: The Next Generation
Second Generation Superstars comprise a huge portion of the WWE roster these days and it is quite possible that the sons of some of the men who built this stage will keep it going for a long time to come.
Whether you call him the Legend Killer, the Viper, or simply Randy Orton, he can also be called son to the legendary Cowboy Bob Orton.
Cowboy Bob Orton was the man who had the longest broken arm in history. He was a long time partner of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Orton was a man of few words, and he had no choice standing next to Roddy.
With classic matches at Wrestlemania, he was a pioneer in the Rock-N-Wrestling connection. He grew that audience in the 1980s and helped create a brand new style for the WWE.
While he is the son of Cowboy Bob, Randy has been able to stand on his own and captivate the screen in ways few have. He will no doubt one day be inducted into the hall of fame and find a place next to his father.
The Million Dollar Son
The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase is so wealthy he bought the World Championship. You have to love that in a heel.
Ted Jr. has achieved gold in the tag team division and massive popularity with the the group Legacy. The WWE had enough faith in him for him to take on the sequel to John Cena's movie The Marine, and I think a WWE Championship shot should be coming up for Jr. soon.
As of late he's brought back Virgil, only to fire him and replace him with Maryse, a much nicer choice. He's one of the top heels on Raw right now and is working the crowd to create his own persona even though he's doing his Dad's gimmick.
Will we see Ted's brother Brett join him and create a million dollar tag team? Brett is currently under WWE development and may make his way to the big show someday soon.
The American Dream Dusty Rhodes has spawned two greats within the WWE.
Golddust, aka Dustin Runnels, has been in WWE for quite some time and has held numerous titles. He did leave for a bit and work with TNA only to find himself right back in the WWE ring.
Cody has held tag gold with fellow Legacy member Ted Dibiase Jr. and has recently added 'Dashing' to his moniker. Dashing Cody Rhodes is currently mentoring a NXT rookie in Season Two and is building up his character each week.
He's one of the superstars being billed as the future of the WWE and is definitely due for some singles gold. He is a great mid card wrestler who needs to be competing for the IC title or the US Championship.
Samoans running wild
The new tag team to hit the WWE with a 'splash' are all the sons of former great Samoans who tore up the ring.
Jimmy Uso is the son of the master of the Stink Face, the great Rikishi. I was suprised to hear this because I didn't think Rikishi was old enough to have a son in his twenties.
Jey Uso is the son of Haku. It will be interesting to see if he uses his father's devastating head butt on opponents.
Tamina, their splash giving manager, is the daughter of Jimmy Super Fly Snuka. They could really build this faction up and bring back "'Deuce," aka Sim Snuka (Jimmy's son), and Manu (Afa's son).
A Samoan faction would be pretty awesome in the WWE right about now.
Three of Harts
David Hart Smith of the new Hart Dynasty is the son of the late Davey Boy Smith, one half of one of the greatest Tag Teams of all time, the British Bulldogs.
Tyson Kidd is apparently a child of a Cupie Doll. He is of no relation but did train in the Hart dungeon with the Hart family.
The Hart foundation dominated tag team wrestling throughout the 80s. Uncle Brett, as everyone knows, is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
There are so many family members connected to the Hart foundation it's ridiculous. They are the most complicated family wrestling tree of them all.
The Perfect Son
NXT Rookie Michael McGillicutty is the son of the late Mr. Perfect, Curt Henning.
From what we've seen of him so far he has great potential and aside from Kaval, I think he's a sure in to make it over to the WWE roster.
When I first saw Husky Harris on NXT I said to myself, why is this guy here? How did he make it on to this show?
His name is Windham Rotundo! As in son of Mike Rotundo, as in IRS, and his first name is his uncle's last name, Barry Windham.
Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo were another dominating tag team of the 80s. They had amazing matches with the Harts, Volkov, and Shiek and others.
Why has Husky's identity been kept so hush hush, while Henning's is being put out there?