NXT’s Creed Brothers revealed the current and past WWE Superstars that have inspired their work.
Hard-hitting Brutus and Julius Creed debuted on NXT in August 2021 as part of Diamond Mine alongside Roderick Strong. Since then, the brothers have been mainstays of the tag team division in NXT 2.0.
At NXT In Your House in June 2022, the team defeated Pretty Deadly to win the NXT Tag Team Championship. Earlier this month, they competed in a fatal four-way tag team elimination match against Pretty Deadly, Gallus, and the team of Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs. The matchup was to unify the NXT Tag Team and the NXT UK Tag Team Championships. In the bout, Pretty Deadly – made up of Elton Prince and Kit Wilson – were successful in reclaiming the belts from the Creed Brothers.
While talking to Jim Varsallone, the former champions discussed the past and present WWE stars who have inspired their work.
Brutus Creed discussed the impact that the WWE Hall of Fame tag team the Steiner Brothers have had on them.
“We got to meet Rick, shook his hand, talked to him…Scott as well, right? Definitely big growing up. We watched the Steiners a lot. We actually still take from them to this day. All respect to them, we still respect them for what they did, but at the end of the day, they can get it too. I would put the Creed Brothers up against the Steiner Brothers any day.”
Adding on to what his brother said, Julius Creed went on to discuss the impact of the Brisco Brothers and current Raw Superstar Shelton Benjamin.
“It’s a really cool business to get to stand on the shoulders of giants…To see all the amateur wrestlers who came before us to help pave the way. You talk about Jerry Brisco, there was also Jack Brisco. They were a set of brothers that did it also. You have the Steiner Brothers, Shelton Benjamin, we draw a lot from Shelton Benjamin. I think if you could take all those guys and put them in one big pot and draw from the best characteristics of all of them, that’s what we aspire to be and that’s what we work so hard to do.”
Notably, Julius Creed was recruited to the WWE after being scouted by Gerald Brisco. On top of this, both brothers are performing alongside the next generation of the Steiner family – the NXT Champion Bron Breaker (who is the son of Rick Steiner and nephew of Scott Steiner).
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.