The former WWE star Dustin Rhodes, who is currently signed with AEW has had a dark past of drug addiction. On this week’s “The Sessions with Renee Paquette,” Dustin Rhodes discussed his past drug addiction and how he had a conversation with the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who told him not to do drugs.
Dustin Rhodes reveals conversation with Vince McMahon
Dustin revealed how back in 1996 he had suffered a knee injury and Vince caught him taking drugs. He revealed that he started taking a couple of vicodins, and some opioids. Dustin revealed that he and Vince had a conversation for half an hour when Mr. McMahon told him why he should quit abusing drugs. He further revealed how he continued taking drugs despite Vince saying him not to.
Here is what he revealed:
“Years and years ago, I had an injury to my knees. This is like ’96, I think. I started taking a couple of vicodins, some opioids. Those took the edge off, and I just kept working because back then we didn’t have the doctors on call like we do now.”
“Vince one night, he saw me in the bathroom popping a pill. It was just me and him in the bathroom, and I was painting my face. We had a conversation for about 30 minutes on why I should not do what I’m doing and get addicted to things because he’s seen it before. He’s watched them come and go and die from them. He was really talking to me like a father figure. I’m listening to him and painting my face. I’m trying to respect what he’s saying and all that, but I was going to do what I was going to do,” Dustin said.
“So then that 2 led to 4, 10, 20, 50. I can work hard to give my best in the ring and then all the other stuff that’s going on in my life, it just takes over, and the depression, the drugs, and that’s all I want is to find my next fix, my next drink, my next 8 ball of cocaine.”