Cody vs Dustin Rhodes stole the show at AEW’s inaugural PPV event Double or Nothing in Las Vegas. The match has been praised by critics and wrestlers alike. Tonight, the two brothers will team together to face Matt & Nick Jackson the Young Bucks at Fight for the Fallen.
Dustin sat down with SI.com to speak about his match against Cody and his upcoming match against the Young Bucks.
“That match with Cody at Double or Nothing was the greatest thing I’ve ever done in 31 years,” Dustin said. “The crowd started the ‘Dusty’ chant right at the beginning of the match, and I thought, ‘Holy s—, this is f—ing incredible.’ From that moment on, everyone in the arena disappeared. They were there, so I could see them, but I couldn’t see them. I could hear them, but I couldn’t hear them.”
Dustin would continue to speak about the crowd’s impact on his match with Cody at Double or Nothing.
“Cody and I were so focused in the moment, and it was one of those nights where the stars aligned. We told a story with two interviews before the match, and we continued that story throughout the match. We built it up to where everybody was standing on their feet, wondering what was going to happen next.”
Dustin Rhodes Comments On Match Against Cody
The match was given a 5-star rating by Dave Meltzer. The recognition was not lost on Rhodes.
“To get a five-star rating from [The Wrestling Observer’s] Dave Meltzer, at my age, I was very proud of it. It’s one of the best storytelling matches in the past five years, and it did wonders for me at 50. I was honored to do it and honored to be in there.”
Dustin Rhodes’ Favorite Matches
Rhodes was asked to compare his Double or Nothing bout against his brother with his WrestleMania “Hollywood Backlot Brawl” with Roddy Piper.
“Here’s the deal, by the end of 2015, there were three matches that were my tops. As soon as we did The Shield vs. The Brotherhood in 2013, that took the first spot,” Dustin said.
“But before that, there was the War Games with Sting’s Squadron vs. the Dangerous Alliance in 1992 and the WrestleMania XII match against Roddy Piper. That match was number one with me for a long time because it put me on the map as Goldust. It was before its time and it was
Cody and Dustin Rhodes vs the Young Bucks is expected to headline tonight’s show from Jacksonville.
The full interview can be read here.