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Dustin Rhodes on Being Happy for Cody Chasing His Dream in WWE, Says They Will Never Wrestle Each Other Again

May 10, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Cody Dustin Rhodes AEW Fight For the Fallen Image Credit: AEW

– AEW star Dustin Rhodes spoke to Renee Paquette on The Sessions this week, and he discussed his brother Cody Rhodes leaving AEW to return to WWE earlier this year and more. Below are some highlights (via Fightful):

Dustin Rhodes on the advice he thinks Dusty Rhodes would give Cody Rhodes on AEW and WWE: “I knew dad always wanted us to be happy and he [Dusty Rhodes] would have his suggestions like that and try to lead us in the right way, but ultimately, these are our decisions, right? Money is money, and dad would always say, ‘Take the money.’ He always said, ‘Take the money,’ and I know, just me watching it [Cody’s first promo after WWE WrestleMania 38] and seeing dad up there on the screen and talking about him and Cody’s very passionate about his promos, about everything single word that he’s gonna say which is very important, right? Especially for that first one, which was very important. You’re making a huge impact on a lot of people. It’s the first time you’ve been back in years, he did it, and I know dad would be happy. He’s sitting in the rafters. That’s where I pictured him when me and Cody wrestled at Double or Nothing, right?”

On his match with Cody Rhodes: “I’ve talked about this a lot over the last couple of years, having an opportunity to work with my brother, and not knowing what to expect with the AEW audience and no idea of I’m gonna get any reaction at all, and just the fact that we went out there, and I got a reaction, and the match was like, just for me and him, perfect. It was a long time coming that we weren’t allowed in WWE to do. Not Stardust vs. Goldust, I mean just serious brother versus brother. It’s hard to do. It’s hard to do as you look at all the brothers versus brothers. There’s nothing good to come from them, right? I’ll never do it again. I’ll never wrestle him again. It did a lot to me that night.”

On missing Cody but also being happy for him: “I was happy for him but I was also — I missed him already and I miss him being here but I know he’s young and you know, let’s go. Go do your thing so I’m very happy for him and I’m like, ‘Hey man, more power to you. Go get that title and win it all and do your stuff.’”