Top WWE Star and winner of the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble Match “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes had a conversation with Inside The Ropes on a number of topics such as how the WWE continues honoring the legacy of his legendary father “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes with his A&E Biography and the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
Cody Rhodes said:
“For all things Dusty Rhodes, the A&E Biography that I was able to be the Executive Producer on, his story that is coming soon, hopefully before WrestleMania itself, to see the full story. Not to mention the Dusty Rhodes Classic. One of the things that was obviously very appealing for me is you’re never not your father or your mother’s son and it is important to me. He cannot be there to protect and explain and defend his legacy. So that was always a huge thing that was on the table that is obviously very appealing to me, being here and coming back to WWE so when it comes to the Dusty Rhodes Classic, I’d love to do anything involved.”
Cody Rhodes also spoke about how he would love to present the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic trophy to the tournament winners.
Cody Rhodes said:
“Obviously, it’s more NXT and that’s where we’re developing, like I was saying on Raw, tomorrow’s superstars today. You want to keep it in their wheelhouse but I’d be more than happy to hand a potentially Pretty Deadly that trophy or a different team because so much is going on that’s good down there. Shawn Michaels has done an incredible job and continues to do but I love all things Dusty. I just want to make sure he’s represented fairly because for a good time in the business, he wasn’t and WWE has done a really great job of letting you know what he did, how he did it and how it still affects what we do.”
You can check out Cody Rhodes’ comments in the video below. H/T to PostWrestling for transcribing the above quotes.