Dustin Rhodes: Guys Wanna Be On The WrestleMania Card, Not In The Damn Andre The Giant Battle Royal

Dustin Rhodes reflects on not having a WrestleMania match with Cody.

In just one week, the sons of WWE Hall Of Famer Dusty Rhodes will do battle at All Elite Wrestling's Double Or Nothing event on May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cody and Dustin Rhodes made their match official once Dustin became a free agent and they have been building their match on the grounds that Cody has never shown Dustin that brotherly love which has turned Cody into the bad guy in this storyline.

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While they were in WWE together, they were able to form a tag team and become two-time WWE Tag Team Champions and also feuded against one another while Cody was under the "Stardust" character. Dustin and Cody both pitched to have a match against one another at WrestleMania but instead they were given the stage at Fastlane in 2015. Dustin spoke about the disappointment he felt knowing that he and his brother were not going to get that WrestleMania moment and he chimed in more about the topic during his live show tour with Inside The Ropes.

“Yes, it really sticks in me because we both pitched to work and have a WrestleMania moment -- brother versus brother. A lot of people didn’t believe in it, we did. You look back at some of the brother versus brother [matches] like Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy and it wasn’t the best, so maybe they were gauging it on that match in particular, I don’t know, but I knew Cody works hard, I work hard. We could bring everything we got and we could make this thing f*cking work." Runnels expressed. "We could make it work, we just weren’t given that opportunity. Instead, we were given Fastlane. Fastlane is not WrestleMania. Nothing is WrestleMania. WrestleMania is the f*cking pinnacle. You wanna be on the card on WrestleMania -- not in the God damn Andre The Giant Battle Royal. It just didn’t happen, and our match at Fastlane -- we were talking over stuff and we start going in a direction that was just wrong. I chose to take the match in a different direction and I was wrong for it, but then after that, that match at Fastlane, we went on tour for the European two week tour that we do twice a year and we were tearing it up…. Every match, every night, we were going 20, 25 minutes and our chemistry was on and everything was clicking and we did it differently than we did on Fastlane and the crowd was behind it and they were excited, and so I know it’s there. I know that the interest is there for me versus Cody at WrestleMania. I just think it’s passed now and I can’t do anything about it so, what time I did have with Cody and working with him, I will always cherish.” He said.



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