Dustin Rhodes has admitted that he wishes that his brother Cody Rhodes was still part of AEW and admits he misses having him around.
Cody Rhodes and his wife Brandi made headlines in early 2022 when they announced that they were leaving AEW – the company that they had been so instrumental in founding in 2019. Further shocks were to come when The American Nightmare returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 as the mystery opponent for Seth Rollins.
Cody Rhodes didn’t just leave his Nightmare Family back in AEW but his real family as well with his older brother Dustin Rhodes remaining All Elite.
Speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho, Dustin Rhodes revealed that he missed having his much younger brother around but says he’ll be watching when he fulfills his destiny to become WWE Champion:
“ [I feel] kind of down, a little bit. But Cody, he’s still young. There’s such an age gap, 16 years. He’s kind of in his prime now. But watching him return on WrestleMania was just huge. I’m not gonna miss any of his stuff. He’s on the rise to become a champion, and I really think he’s set the tone for that in his last eight years of work and things that he’s done.”
“He’s very professional. He’s very different than I am. We’re two completely opposite people. He has that creative mind like my dad had, and I’m more grunt, the worker in the family. But he is surpassing everything. He’s doing amazing. But yeah, I wish he was still here.”
“I get texts from him, actually quite frequently. He goes, I miss you guys, man. I miss you guys. I do miss having him around. I got much closer with him, for obvious reasons, in AEW, than I ever was in WWE. But I still always had a connection with him in WWE as well. He just always was the type of guy that… I like that guy.”