Dustin Rhodes Says He'll Retire If He Loses To Kip Sabian On 4/22 AEW Dynamite

Dustin Rhodes ups the ante for the TNT Championship tournament.
When Dustin Rhodes signed with All Elite Wrestling as both a producer and an in-ring competitor, the belief was that Dustin had his better days inside the ring in his rear-view mirror. However, Dustin's very first outing in AEW was a highly praised bout against his brother, Cody, and Dustin has been rocking at a steady pace ever since.
Currently, Dustin is one of the competitors in the tournament to crown the inaugural AEW TNT Champion. On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, he will take on Kip Sabian and in a new video just released on AEW’s social media channels, Dustin is vowing to retire should he lose this match.
"Hey, man. Big brother here, I want to run a couple of things by you. As you know, I soul search every single fucking week, right. I'm always asking the question, 'can I still do this?' So my soul searching has led me to this. This TNT tournament is the most important thing I've done since wrestling you at Double Or Nothing. hands-down. To be the first TNT champion means every frickin' thing you can possibly imagine to me,” Dustin said in a voicemail to Cody which will be released in an upcoming “Road To” video. “So one of the things I really want to discuss with you, I really would like to talk to you instead of texting you this or voicemailing you this. Look, this guy, Kip Sabian, is no joke, okay? If I cannot beat that son of a bitch, I will retire. So give me a call back, will you, man? See you later, buddy. I love you.”
In response to this, many in All Elite Wrestling have already given Dustin their support and elaborated on his significance to the brand both in and out of the ring.

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There is one man who hasn't been so positive toward Dustin. Lance Archer, the man who's been targeting Cody before he even stepped foot in AEW, is urging Dustin to retire. Should Dustin win his match, he would then go on to face Lance Archer in the semifinals of the tournament.

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