Dustin Rhodes Discusses What He Wants His Legacy To Be

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Dustin Rhodes has accomplished a lot in his life and he has revealed what he feels about his legacy.

Over the last 30-plus years, pro wrestling fans have watched Dustin Rhodes grow up in front of them as a young guy learning from his legendary Dusty Rhodes. He would later go on to have the best run of his career in WWE in the mid-1990s as Goldust.

After spending over 20 years in WWE on and off due to out of the ring issues, Dustin became All Elite when AEW launched in early 2019. Dustin joined his brother Cody Rhodes in AEW where they had a very memorable, bloody match together and would later become allies.

Amazingly, Dustin is competing in pro wrestling at a high level and is going to challenge Christian Cage for the TNT Title on the January 17th episode of AEW Dynamite. Even though Dustin Rhodes lost clean to Swerve Strickland at AEW Worlds End, he is receiving this title shot, which would be the first title win for Dustin in AEW.

At 54 years old, Dustin Rhodes likely doesn’t have that many years left as a wrestler, but he told Sports Illustrated that he knows what he wants his legacy to be.

“My sobriety, that’s my legacy. And I understand it’s OK to have bad days. There will be better ones. Life has been an incredible teacher. I’ve learned a lot, and I plan on being clean and sober for the rest of my life.”

“I wasn’t seeing clearly back in the day, and I paid for it heavily. Sometimes, I’m still trying to prove myself, even when I don’t need to. I came out the other side. The devil is still sitting here, right on my shoulder. All’s I need to do is walk with him. But each new day, I tell him, ‘No, I’m going to be good today.’ So I’m not going to drink. I’m not going to do drugs. I have my sh– together, and I’m fixin’ to get on with my life.”

“It’s been a long road, but I’ve got back so much of what I lost. It’s the reason I have my career, too. Being clean, it’s the reason I’m still here. And it’s the reason I can still entertain.”

Dustin Rhodes Wants Cody Rhodes To Have His WrestleMania Moment

In the same interview, Dustin Rhodes made it clear he wants his brother Cody Rhodes to be the guy to beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40.

“I hope Cody’s in the main event spot against Roman. Or it’s going to be The Rock. If it is The Rock, I’m p*ssed–this is Cody’s time. He is becoming the face of the company, and it’s paying off. But I get it. If it is The Rock, it’s still good business. I understand that there are a lot of people who love seeing The Rock. But I still think it’s Cody’s moment.”

While Cody hopes to get WWE gold at WrestleMania, Dustin gets his chance at the TNT Title on AEW Dynamite.