It’s official! Cody Rhodes will be wrestling his brother at “Double or Nothing,” former WWE star Goldust aka Dustin Rhodes.
The announcement was made on the latest episode of “Road to Double or Nothing,” which centers on Rhodes talking about what this match means to him.
“This isn’t a new beginning for me,” Dustin explains. “If this is one last ride, let’s bill it as one last ride. Ok. That’s fine. That’s awesome. I like it. But it sounds to me like Cody is trying to put me out to pasture or something. Good luck with that, little brother.”
The 50-year-old wrestler goes on to talk about how hard it is to fill their father’s shoes, and how he’s now old enough to realize how difficult it was to try.
“Cody was raised much differently than I was,” Dustin continued. “I saw how they were treated as opposed to how I grew up. And, to be quite frank with you guys, I think he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. There is a rift between us. I don’t really know exactly what the problem is, or what that rift actually is, but it’s probably something to do with his upbringing.”
Rhodes briefly touches on Stardust — which was bleeped out — and says Cody didn’t ask him for help with the character. “That was his deal … and quite frankly he did an awesome job at it,” Dustin said, while also mentioning that it hurt him.
“I know everything there is to know about my little brother, Cody,” he added. “And he is one egotistical son of a bitch. So many times that I’ve told him how proud I am of him. How much I love him. And how dad would be proud of him and everything that he’s accomplished. Never, not one time, never, has he said ‘thanks man, I really do value your opinion. You’re wonderful. I love you to death.’ No. I don’t get that from Cody.”
FYI — Goldust is still listed on WWE.com’s active roster page. However, as we first reported, he should be a free agent soon.
AEW’s “Double or Nothing” takes place on May 25th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Watch the announcement below.