Dustin Rhodes Addresses When His AEW Contract Is Up

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Dustin Rhodes’s retirement is fast approaching.

Rhodes made his wrestling debut on September 13th, 1988 and has been wrestling ever since. The 53-year-old veteran has wrestled under many names over the decades, including his birth name, (The Artist Formerly Known As) Goldust, Seven, and Black Reign.

And having accomplished so much, Rhodes has decided that it’s time to hang up his wrestling boots once and for all.

Dustin Rhodes appeared on Busted Open Radio and discussed his upcoming retirement. While he previously mentioned that 2023 will be his last year as an active wrestler, he gave more detail on this show:

“I made the decision that ‘Hey man, at the end of July, my contract is up. And I’m going to be done with the in ring, or at least tone it way, way down.

I don’t know if that’s going to be it, because when we say we’re retiring, we always come back. And we never say never. But that’s what I’m looking for, an end date for my in-ring wrestling career.”

Dustin Rhodes also said that he wants to shift to a support role such as being a coach/producer and help out in any way he can as long as “he doesn’t embarrass himself in the ring.”

h.t WrestlingInc for the transcription