All Elite Wrestling (AEW) recently announced they had signed Dustin Rhodes to a new multi-year contract. This new contract sees Dustin assume new roles within the promotion. Not only will be an in-ring talent and match producer, he will also be assisting as a promo coach.
Speaking with Sports Guys Talking Wrestling on The Horn in Austin, Texas, Dustin discussed his new role. He also mentioned which AEW wrestlers he is looking forward to working with.
“There was talks [in WWE] on this last run that I had with the Goldust character that I would transition after my father’s passing to take over where he left off, and they seemed to be on board with that. I was looking forward to it, and then they chose somebody else and so it didn’t happen,” he said.
Rhodes continued, “I’m excited about the talent aspect of it—me performing—but I am really excited about teaching these young kids how to handle a camera in their face and to bring out some of their character and really express it in ways that they can, they just have to step out of that comfort zone a little bit and experiment with things and we see what works and what doesn’t. I need to see what they do before I even put my hands on them. I need to see their characters I have to learn their characters and what they bring to the table.”
When it comes to who he’s looking forward to working with, Dustin admitted he sees a lot of potential in Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy. He also mentioned Leva Bates before adding:
“Until I get behind the scenes and kind of know how they’re running the ship, basically, then I’ll know a little better, but I can’t wait. I’m really excited that they named me their promo coach and that’s very cool.”
H/T to WrestleZone’s Dominic DeAngelo for the transcription.