Stars Of The Past And Present React To Dustin Rhodes Confirming His WWE Release

4 years ago by Louis Dangoor

Stars Of The Past And Present React To Dustin Rhodes Confirming His WWE Release

It was announced on Saturday evening that Cody Rhodes would be facing his brother Dustin at All Elite Wrestling’s first official show, Double or Nothing, on May, 25. The following day, Dustin Rhodes confirmed his WWE release in a Twitter statement and said goodbye to his Goldust character.

WWE stars of the past and present have taken to social media to thank Dustin for his time with the company, and praised his work. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle said that while Dustin’s character work was sublime, it was his ability in the ring that really stood out to him. The former WWE Champion would even say that Rhodes “was one of the best and most polished in-ring performers” he’d ever seen.

Another WWE Hall of Famer in Mick Foley took to Twitter and shared a unique image of himself, as Mankind, with The Undertaker and Goldust. Foley praised Rhodes for his ability to make such “weird and wild moments” work.

In terms of current stars, Charlotte Flair replied to Dustin’s statement by simply thanking him. Whilst the pair might not have shared the ring together, Flair clearly has a great deal of respect for the legendary character.

Dustin was also thanked by the manager of Andrade, Zelina Vega. Vega referred to Dustin as her friend and said he “one of the best people [she knew] in and out of the ring”. She would then go on to thank Rhodes for his constant support, perhaps suggesting that Dustin really was an influential character backstage at WWE, and will be sorely missed.

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