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Dustin Rhodes Details Why He Will Never Wrestle Cody Rhodes Again

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Despite the success of their Double or Nothing 2019 clash, Dustin Rhodes has claimed he’ll never again wrestle his brother Cody, owing to the toll the match took on him.

One of the key matches from All Elite Wrestling’s debut show Double or Nothing was between Cody and Dustin Rhodes. The pair contested one of the evening’s greatest matches, which remains one of AEW’s top matches to this day with a credible five-star rating from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer.

Despite all of its success, Dustin has claimed he never wants to face his brother again. Speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, ‘The Natural’ revealed how the match took a lot out of him (h/t Fightful):

“I’ll never do it again. I’ll never wrestle him again. It did a lot to me that night.”

The match between Cody and Dustin Rhodes lasted 22 minutes and saw the future three-time TNT Champion walk away as the victor, having downed Dustin with two Cross Rhodes’ to secure the win. Both were left with a crimson mask by the match’s end which earned them considered respect from fans and critics alike.

Although he never wants to run the match back, Dustin Rhodes is grateful to All Elite Wrestling for the opportunity to wrestle his brother on such a big stage, acknowledging that he didn’t know what to expect from a new audience in what was not only the company’s debut show, but his first match outwith WWE in six years:

“I’ve talked about this a lot over the last couple of years, having an opportunity to work with my brother, and not knowing what to expect with the AEW audience and no idea of I’m gonna get any reaction at all, and just the fact that we went out there, and I got a reaction, and the match was like, just for me and him, perfect. It was a long time coming that we weren’t allowed in WWE to do.”

Dustin Rhodes, under the guise of his famed Goldust persona, previously defeated Cody, who was working as Stardust, at WWE’s Fastlane pay-per-view in 2015, but the match was poorly received. Together, they held the WWE Tag Team Championships on two occasions in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Dustin currently still wrestles for AEW at the age of 53-years-old, while also serving as a coach. His last outing came against CM Punk on the 20 April edition of Dynamite.