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Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes

Showing the Ropes

To New WWE Superstar

7/28/2014 4:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-fergal-devitt-dusty-rhodes-tmz-sports-01One of the biggest free agents in pro wrestling just checked in for WWE duty ... and he's already getting some knowledge from a Hall of Famer.

Fergal Devitt started fine tuning his moves Monday morning at WWE's Performance Center in Orlando ... and none other than Dusty Rhodes gave him a tour.

Devitt wrestled in Japan for years under the name Prince Devitt -- and was famous for painting his face to look like comic book characters. 

The WWE announced Devitt's signing today and said he'll begin in their NXT division. Unclear at this point if he'll continue face-painting here in the states, but it's pretty badass ... so, let's hope so..

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Mike L    

I don't think he's gonna be able to paint up in the big leagues. There are sure to be copyright and trademark issues. In the Indys or Japan is one thing, but in the US on 4 million TVs every Monday and 2.5 million every Friday, there are sure to be problems. And you can be sure that Vince has no intention of paying any rights fees.

84 days ago
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toddpugz7111    

"The American Dream" still looking spry.

84 days ago
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The Cold One AC    

He may be able to get away with using the face paint gimmick. Rey Mysterio at a few wrestlemanias has likened his gimmick to different comic book characters and no lawsuits were filed.

84 days ago
4.

Fabio    

C'est de la merde c pas CMLL

84 days ago
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Kent    

Slow day over at TMZ I guess....

84 days ago
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Lou    

The idea that a joke of a wrestler would show Prince ANYTHING is an insult. Also, referring to Prince as a "superstar" is a slap in his face. Hes a wrestler......

84 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE HAS WHAT IT TAKES....

84 days ago
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Allen tomas     

The return of the executioners the WWWF tag team champions that was stripped of their tag team titles and then forced to leave the WWWF they can return two men will give their identity up to don the shoot the wrestling attire and the black masks come back to return the Tag Team Championships to its rightful

78 days ago

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