Dustin Rhodes is considered a proper veteran in professional wrestling, after wrestling in the business for many decades now. He is nearing his retirement and has unveiled the timeline for his in-ring retirement.

Sting is poised for a grand send-off at AEW Revolution, where he will wrestle his last match. His tenure in AEW has rejuvenated his career, delivering performances that fans might not have anticipated after his retirement in 2016 due to a neck injury.

Dustin Rhodes, who came up in the business alongside Sting, continues to wrestle semi-regularly on AEW TV. At 54, he acknowledges he’s closer to the end of his career than the beginning but expresses that he still has a couple more years left in him.

While speaking to Sports Guys Talk Wrestling, Dustin Rhodes talked about retirement and revealed that he plans on wrestling for two to four more years.


“The older I get, the harder it gets. The thing about me is my work ethic. I work hard and every time that red light is on, I try to do my very best. So far, being here for the five years that I have, in my 50’s, I’m doing amazing. I’ve not had one bad match. It’s been pretty cool to think back of all the good matches I’ve had in AEW. I’ve wrestled everybody. It’s unbelievable. [Retirement] has been on my mind. Last year, I said I got one year left, and I’m going past that. I don’t want to say that again because you never say never, right?”

”I see myself, two to four more years, if my legs allow me to. If Tony Khan is gracious enough to keep me around and keep me on television, that’s great. Whatever I can do to help. I love producing, too, so that’s also what I can fall back on. There are a lot of good things going on there; I have a lot. I take it one day at a time and one show at a time. Whatever Tony gives me, I go out there, and I’m going to blow it out of the park and have some fun. I’ll be sore for a week and a half after.”

Dustin remains active in the ring, with his most recent match taking place on the January 17 episode of AEW Dynamite against Christian Cage. We will have to wait and see whether The Natural will end up retiring within the next four years.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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