AEW announcer Jim Ross has discussed how he thinks the late, great Dusty Rhodes would have reacted to Cody Rhodes’ epic WWE comeback at WrestleMania.
At WrestleMania 38, the worst kept secret in the wrestling world was revealed when Cody Rhodes was announced as the mystery opponent of Seth Rollins, marking his return to the company he originally left in 2016.
Following his departure from WWE, Cody Rhodes captured the ROH World Championship, and the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, joined Bullet Club, part-funded the biggest independent wrestling show in the US in decades, and helped launch All Elite Wrestling.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross explained how he thought Cody’s father The American Dream Dusty Rhodes would feel to see his son make his WWE return on The Grandest Stage Of Them All:
“I know Dusty would’ve been very proud to see how Cody did at WrestleMania. He wasn’t wearing polka dots and all that other stuff. He had his AEW act with him, music, and attire. That’s good, I don’t see anything wrong with that.”
Dusty Rhodes has loomed large in Cody’s return to WWE so far. The American Nightmare revealed in his first interview back in the company on the Raw after WrestleMania that his ultimate goal was to win the one title that Dusty never did in his iconic career, the WWE Championship.