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!
Jericho asks Dustin about the classic Backlot Brawl match between him and Roddy Piper. Dustin notes that he was initially supposed to work with Razor Ramon, but after that fell through Roddy Piper was inserted into the match.
He asked McMahon if he could get colour during the fight but McMahon said no, so he went to Piper in private and asked him to bloody him up “the hard way” with a stiff punch because he thought the fight really needed blood.
When the time came to get bloody Piper struck him in the head with two stiff shots. Unfortunately he didn’t cut Dustin open. Instead, Dustin suffered a concussion and Piper broke his hand. Dustin then jumped aboard the car for the next spot. He wasn’t supposed to hit Piper with his car during the fight, and after hitting Piper accidentally he thought he had killed him.
Luckily everything worked out and McMahon was thrilled with the final product.
Dustin says he’s definitely open to working with AEW more in the future because he thinks there’s room there for veterans like him to help the younger talent.
That sums up this week’s episode of Talk is Jericho. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!