Dustin Rhodes talks teaming with his younger brother.
At 7:30 PM EST, streaming live on Bleacher Report Live and the All Elite Wrestling YouTube channel will be AEW's Fight For The Fallen pre-show and at 8:15 PM EST, the main card will also be free to watch on Bleacher Report Live. AEW President Tony Khan stated during an interview with 'First Coast News' that the headlining match of Fight For The Fallen will be The Young Bucks versus Dustin and Cody Rhodes.
The former 3-time WWF Intercontinental Champion Dustin Rhodes has made the rounds on the media circuit to promote Fight For The Fallen and along that media run, he chatted with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. Dustin was asked to compare his match with Cody at Double Or Nothing to his Hollywood Backlot Brawl with Roddy Piper from WrestleMania 12. Rhodes responded by listing off his top three matches by the time 2015 concluded and then shared that he believes he's one of the smoothest wrestlers along with former 13-time WWE World Champion Randy Orton.
"Here’s the deal, by the end of 2015, there were three matches that were my tops. As soon as we did The Shield versus The Brotherhood in 2013, that took the first spot. But before that, there was the War Games with Sting’s Squadron versus the Dangerous Alliance in 1992 and the WrestleMania XII match against Roddy Piper. That match was number one with me for a long time because it put me on the map as Goldust. It was before its time and it was legendary, the Hollywood Backlot Brawl, and it did a lot for me." He continued, "It was one of the key moments that skyrocketed my career, but personally, this match with Cody has topped them all. I could quit happy now if I wanted to. There is nothing I could do to top what I did with Cody at Double or Nothing. Cody is a tremendous talent with an unbelievable mind, just like dad had, and he’s quite the performer. He’s quite the force to be reckoned with, and watching him and seeing the way he reminds me of dad, it’s amazing. Along with Randy Orton, I always considered myself one of the smoothest workers in the business." Dustin shared. "But Cody is also so smooth. He can create magic, but you need a partner to dance with. I was his partner, and he was mine. We went to the dance, and we knocked their socks off. What a time to be a wrestling fan, to see that and go back in time and see how the old school way still gets people invested in their stories.There weren’t 30 writers for this match, people who are just a bunch of ‘yes men’ scared to death of a man. There was a small group, and that’s all you need to create a magical environment. That environment was such a difference from where I came from, and it was a pleasure to be around them. AEW is going to skyrocket, and they already have their fan base. I’m glad they’re there."
Dustin Rhodes also stated during an interview that the Double Or Nothing match with Cody was the most special moment of his entire career. To read Dustin's full comments about his match with Cody, click here.