Talk is Jericho Recap w/ Dustin Rhodes – Refusing to Face Cody Again, How Sexuality Made The Goldust Character Work, Thinking He Killed Roddy Piper During Backlot Brawl, More!

After making that decision Triple H called him and told him that he was very thankful for everything Dustin did for the company and for him. He and Triple H have known each other for a long time, and that was an emotional phone call. After officially being released he felt the weight of the world come off his shoulders and he immediately became happier. He’s now free to pursue other ventures such as acting.

He points out that AEW has renewed his passion for the business, and he’s working out to be the best version of himself at 50 years old. He’s excited about tagging with his brother to face The Young Bucks in a couple months time.

Jericho asks Dustin about the development of his new character for AEW. He notes that he studied the Darth Maul character from Star Wars, and this led to the black and red face paint. He also decided to go sleeveless for the first time in his career so he could show off his tattoos. He drew up some designs and showed Cody and Tony Khan, and they both loved it.

Dustin talks about the development of the Goldust character. He notes that after being released from WCW he received a call from Vince McMahon who pitched him an idea for a “Goldust” character. Dustin agreed but didn’t quite understand how sexual this character would be.