Top WWE Star and winner of the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble Match “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes had a conversation with Peter Rosenberg on HOT 97 on a variety of topics such as how Vince McMahon wanted to use Superstar Billy Graham and his dad “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes for his expansion to make WWE the biggest global sports entertainment wrestling entity on the planet that it is today and Vince McMahon telling him that he was mad his dad left the WWE despite how he wanted Dusty Rhodes to be the next Hulk Hogan.
Cody Rhodes said:
“One of the things I was told as a kid was right after these Garden shows with Superstar Billy Graham that Vince McMahon wanted to use Dusty and Superstar for his expansion that would become what we know as far as where we work, the biggest global sports entertainment wrestling entity on the planet, by far. They had booked recording studio time. They were going to make an album. This is before rock and wrestling. Vince had these ideas of reaching out beyond pro wrestling.”
“I’ll tell you as a kid hearing that story from Dusty, I didn’t believe it. I thought it was, you know, I’m watching VHS Coliseum Video of Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior and I thought it was his way of catching up to like, ‘Hey, I was really special too. I was really good too.’ He didn’t need to do that, but everyone’s got an ego. Come to find out, one day I’m sitting by the ring. This is before I left. I was still doing Stardust and Vince told me the exact story, how mad he was that Dad left and he was gonna give him the whole world, and he wanted him to be the Hogan and all this.”
You can check out Cody Rhodes’ comments in the video below. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.