Contrary to popular belief, a match between Goldust and Stardust at WrestleMania was never in WWE's plans. That's what Cody Rhodes said during a recent interview with Wrestling With Wregret.
Rhodes said the following about the long rumored potential match between the two at WWE's signature pay-per-view event:
"I think the big issue was -- wrestling is the one thing that always gives you a payoff. I prefer wrestling vs. the mixed martial arts of today, and people are allowed to love whatever, but pro wrestling you always get, at least one in the night, desired result. It makes you feel good. The problem was we were getting the 'Cody' chants, and the character of Stardust is having all this issue with them but I knew we weren't going to pay it off. This can't last forever and I wanted to capitalize when we could. Then when my dad passed away people went through that, he was their dad too to some people if that makes any sense. That's the last thing you want to do is see someone in the ring, and know that I was going through a rough time. In hindsight, not so much WWE's fault, more my fault that I came back at all. I wasn't really to come back, I knew that we were coming to SummerSlam and I really wanted to make the Stardust-Arrow stuff happen. But I wasn't ready to come back, I wasn't ready to come back as Cody Rhodes or Stardust. Then subsequently it turned out to be a good thing because it put me in the position today to say 'Nope, I need something else, I need to find something else.' We've traveled the whole country trying to look for it and that's what we're here doing today."
The closest WWE came to a feud between the two Rhodes brothers was last year, when they met in a singles match at the Fastlane pay-per-view, a match that Goldust won.