Dustin Rhodes was interviewed on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” to talk about his career.
Rhodes was asked how he feels about Cody leaving AEW for WWE:
“A little bit down, but you know, Cody is still young. I mean, there’s such an age difference, 16 years, so he’s kind of in his prime right now. But seeing him return at WrestleMania was just huge, and you know I’m not going to miss any of his work he’s on his way to being a champion I really think he’s set the tone for that in his last eight years of work and things he’s done that he’s built up he’s very professional. He is very different from me. We are two totally opposite people. I mean he has that creative mind like my father had. I’m more of the grunt, the worker, in the family, but he tops everything He’s doing great It’s great, but yes, I wish he was still here.’
On how much longer he would like to wrestle:
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“That’s a tough question man. It’s in my blood. I’m watching Ric Flair in his supposed last game and I don’t want to do that. As long as I can get out of the case and still walk because I do I need a few knee replacements but that’s fine I’ll get knee replacements I’ll be fine I can walk around But I just remember coming into the business and seeing some vintage cars on walkers and in wheelchairs and I’ve like i don’t want to get to that point but we throw our bodies around and eventually something is going to happen so if i can get out of the business while i can still enjoy a little bit at least go for a walk and enjoy the rest of my life that’s fine but I love the craft so I want to be connected to it in some way whether it’s just backstage coaching or whatever because I really love coaching it’s a lot of fun for me. A lot of people don’t like it. I love it. I like it’s fun putting things together for these kids to try and figure out and my vision is always d different from their vision and I see them doing it and it’s not my vision and it drives me crazy but it’s what they see as my vision, so I understand and be patient with that. I like to tell them, hey man, you did this, you did this, do this next time and then they go out and do it and it works for them. So that’s kind of a knowledge I want to pass on. So that’s my legacy, now I’m passing on my knowledge to the younger kids.”
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