Goldust expresses how happy he is for his younger brother.
The two sons of the late WWE Hall Of Famer Dusty Rhodes, Dustin and Cody have both had accolade-filled careers in the sport of professional wrestling. Dustin is a 3-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, former 9-time WWE Hardcore Champion and a former 3-time WWE Tag Team Champion and is known for playing the role of one of the more memorable characters in the history of WWE -- that being "Goldust". Cody on the other hand is the current IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion, a former NWA Worlds Heavyweight and ROH World Champion on top of his accomplishments in WWE and on the independent scene.
Whenever Dustin Rhodes gets the chance he always expresses how proud he is to see Cody hitting his stride and finding himself as a wrestler and making good money outside of the WWE. He further commented on that when he guest appeared on Busted Open Radio with Mark Henry and David LaGreca.
“He’s doing great. He’s doing stuff outside of the E and doing stuff on his own and he’s making good money, and you know, he’s trying to… he keeps reinventing himself and he’s doing a great job at it. When they took his Rhodes name, I guess when he signed on at the beginning they had it, so he’s just Cody but everybody knows he’s Cody Rhodes and he’s just taken things and I watch his new outfits and his new gimmicks and things that he does on Ring Of Honor and all the other independent [shows] and you know, he’s stepping it up a notch for the independents, and he’s becoming a pretty good draw there." Goldust said.
At Cody and The Young Bucks' self-financed 'ALL IN' show this past September which sold out the 'Sears Center Arena', Cody captured the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship in front of what was a rabid crowd that was elated to see Cody get his big moment. Once the news made the rounds on social media, Dustin Rhodes continuously showed love and support for Cody as he congratulated him and stated in videos that he wished he could've been in attendance. It turns out that Cody spoke with Dustin about coming to 'ALL IN' and Dustin even asked the higher ups in WWE could he go to the show but he was given the red light.
“You know back when he was doing ALL IN, he texted me and then he called me, and was like, ‘Can you come do the ALL IN?’ And I was like, ‘I cannot. I’m under contract with WWE’ and I asked them and they told me I could not do it." Goldust revealed. "So I told Cody that. He was kind of heartbroken -- couldn’t really understand it because he is still young but I think after the time went on and his ALL IN was a success and he’s just doing great things -- he kind of understood that I had a signing up in New York and I saw him and we talked a little bit about it and he understood at that point but I think he was upset that I couldn’t be there to watch him win the World Title and I was upset, and I really was." He said. "I wanted to be there but they wouldn’t let me and I understand business is business and you gotta do what you gotta do so hopefully… I’m still under contract right now, with WWE and I’m on injury reserve right now with my knee surgeries, so I don’t know what’s happening. I’m 49-years old almost 50. Thirty years is a long time so I’m not sure what the future holds -- the immediate future holds for me in the business. I know how to act. I’ve done a couple of movies, and I wanna do more because that’s a lot of fun. It’s a lot easier on the body.”
'The Elite' are continuing to make plays with the latest having to do with the new trademark that was just filed for 'All Elite Wrestling'. For more on that, check out Fightful's published article on the topic.
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