Dustin Rhodes Talks Coaching Up Wrestlers In AEW

Dustin Rhodes is excited to have the opportunity to come in and help out the AEW roster as an agent and promo coach.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, Rhodes spoke about his role with the company beyond that as a wrestler. Rhodes spoke about how great the younger wrestlers on the roster have a lot of potential, but he wants to make sure that they are still able to incorporate old school wrestling into the new school and expressed excitement about teaching them how to be a face, a heel and how to tell a story in the ring.

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"They've got the moves. I want to help them put those moves together so they mean something. It's not like the old days. These kids are exciting. But without the old school, there is no new school. There are things you can learn from the old ways, and I can teach them some things that do work. Then they can add their own spice to it. We will have time to tell stories and not be stuck trying to do a four-minute television match. That's exciting to me, and I think I can help them learn how to be a babyface, how to be a heel, how to sell, how to tell a story. Put a big move over here instead of where they want to put it—and trust me on these things and trust that it will work," Rhodes said.

But aside from working on matches, Rhodes spoke about being a promo coach and said he's not going to make wrestlers have to memorize things to say word-for-word as it won't come off true to their character.

"I've been hired as a promo coach, and I want to help teach them how to talk. You don't have to take this gigantic paragraph of text and memorize that s--t word for word, because it's going to come off bland and not true to your character," Rhodes said.

AEW on TNT will start October 2 and a full list of confirmed locations for the show can be seen at this link. The full interview between Rhodes and Bleacher Report can be seen here.

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