Dustin Rhodes can see the final curtain call coming.
For decades, Dustin Rhodes has been a major part of professional wrestling whether he was using his real name or one of his pseudonyms like Goldust, Dustin always gave everything he had to the industry. Now, his focus is as a coach in AEW and also running his own wrestling school.
Speaking on the Sports Guys Talk Wrestling podcast, Dustin Rhodes explained that he is training because he has found a love for teaching and he's not looking for financial compensation or anything outside of the joy of watching his pupils succeed.
“It's not about Dustin Rhodes anymore, although I still have a little bit left in the tank. It's about the youngsters now,” Rhodes began. “It happened overnight. First of all, I'm blessed that people are wanting to come up to me and ask me for advice. That means a lot. I think I've got a pretty good grip on the business and the heartbeat of the business and how to do things properly… I bit the bullet, I jumped right in and mapped out a plan for my 12 weeks and so far, week to week to week, it's been perfect.”
Dustin also talked about wanting to hopefully be world-renowned as a trainer within a few years. He would move on and discuss how much longer he believes he can compete in the ring.
“It’s just really easy to me now and I’m not trying to sound like a pompous ass but I was taught well and I’ve learned and I’ve watched and I’ve taken bits and pieces just from about everybody, and just blazed my own path here and had ups and downs and climbed over mountains and fell a few times but right now, I think, if I was like this 10-15 years ago, my God, I’d be on top of the world. But, I have no regrets, those are my teachers, and here I am today at 51, having the time of my life in the twilight of my career, just two, three more years before I hang it up but right now, AEW and my wrestling academy, I’m having a lot of fun. It’s exhausting, but it’s fun as shit. I love it.”
Dustin Rhodes, on television, has recently been featured in a tag team with QT Marshall, who is undergoing a moral metamorphosis as he looks to break out of the shadow of Cody Rhodes.
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