Dustin Rhodes Addresses Cody Rhodes Becoming WWE Champion

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Dustin Rhodes has given his thoughts on his younger brother Cody becoming the WWE Champion after winning the main event of WrestleMania 40.

It was a massive weekend for Cody Rhodes in Philadelphia as the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes competed in two WrestleMania main event matches. On WrestleMania 40 Saturday, The Rock & Roman Reigns beat Cody and Seth “Freakin” Rollins in a 45-minute tag team match that saw The Rock pin Cody after a People’s Elbow.

At WrestleMania 40 Sunday, Cody beat Roman in a Bloodline Rules match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Reigns had help from Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa & Roman Reigns while Cody got some help from Jey Uso, John Cena, The Undertaker and Seth Rollins. After hitting Reigns with the Cross Rhodes three times in a row, Cody pinned The Tribal Chief and became the first member of the Rhodes family to become the WWE Champion.

After winning the WWE Championship, Cody celebrated with his wife, mother, sister and other family/friends, but one man missing was Dustin Rhodes. That’s because Dustin has worked for All Elite Wrestling since 2019 and even though he was at WrestleMania, he didn’t appear on camera.

While talking to Sports Illustrated, Dustin Rhodes spoke about how proud he is of his younger brother Cody, who has become a mega star in WWE.

“Watching Cody, that was emotional. I enjoyed the ride they all took us on. I watch everything and I study everything, and seeing him perform at such a high level–at the top, two nights in a row–it’s truly amazing. Cody pulled it off, and it was an incredible feeling. I’m very proud of him. He’s a superstar that has turned into a mega star.”

Dustin Rhodes Is Incredibly Proud Of His Brother Cody

As he continued talking about his brother Cody, Dustin Rhodes recalled their heavily praised match at AEW Double or Nothing 2019, which many people consider one of the best AEW matches ever.

“We certainly don’t dress alike. I’m a Texas redneck, and I wear jeans and t-shirts–and Cody wears these beautiful suits. I know he’s the younger brother, but I go to him for advice, too. We also learn a lot from each other. Cody stepping out on his own, starting AEW with the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega and Tony Khan, that changed everything. Our match at Double or Nothing changed the industry, and look at where we are now. Wrestling is booming.”

“It was an incredible weekend. But the greatest thing about Cody isn’t that he’s world champion–it’s that he has a genuine soul. He’s a proud family man, he’s in love with his wife and his daughter. Cody is a true gentleman. I love him to death, and I’m incredibly proud of him.”

At the age of 54, Dustin Rhodes is near the end of his career, but the wrestling legend is still going strong and competing at a high level as best as he can.