Dustin Rhodes spoke with the media following his Double Or Nothing match against his brother Cody Rhodes. At the time, Dustin said he was open to a match which Cody proposed. He and Cody would team up to take on The Young Bucks at Fight For The Fallen.
Dustin was asked about what his father, WWE Hall Of Famer Dusty Rhodes would think about the match and Dustin said he was sure that his father was watching and grinning ear-to-ear. Dustin could feel his father.
He was also asked about getting busted open during his match at Double Or Nothing. He provided an explanation as to how it happened and how his gameplan was affected due to this.
”Cody’s cane has a wolf’s head on it. So, Brandi—I know she doesn’t like me at all. Right? And I don’t really care for her either, but she hit me almost square in my temple. It felt like my temple, but when I went down I’m like ‘what the hell?’ and then she speared me and I rolled over and it just started shooting out. I was like ‘Oh God, that’s a deep one.’ It was blinding at times in the match, and I was like ‘man, it won’t stop’ and it kept coming. I think the sweat in the building and probably my nerves too, because I was so hyped up for it.”
There was a lot of blood spilt in the match and Dustin said he never thought of quitting since that wasn’t in the Rhodes DNA, but he did expect he would retire following the match.
”I was. Then [Cody] snuck up on me and I was like ‘Jesus, let me get my boots off before you do anything. My God, I want to leave these boots in the ring and say goodbye proper.’ I was pretty tired and he came in there, and I didn’t know what to expect he was going to do. I was exhausted. He killed the Attitude Era, but I’m standing here today.”
Dustin also said that he was open to the role of a mentor in AEW and that he would teach wrestlers about character work if given the chance.
“I’d love to. I think it’s my job to pass on my knowledge of the business to the kids who want it and who listen. I do know what I’m doing, and I can tell stories and help with creative, with characters. I think characters are important for our business. Yeah, I would love to do that if the opportunity arises.”
h/t to Bill Pritchard for the transcription.