As an active in-ring performer, Dustin Rhodes is hanging up his boots. The AEW star said that 2023 will be his final year of competitive wrestling at the Blizzard Brawl event on Saturday night.
He revealed that he had around a year left on his AEW contract in November. In AEW, Rhodes also works as a coach.
On an episode of Rampage on August 26, he competed in his latest AEW bout, challenging Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Championship, but came up short.
He made his professional debut in September 1988 and is best known for his Goldust gimmick.
Dustin Rhodes on recent hirings
Rhodes took the time on the podcast, “Sports Guys Talking Wrestling” to give his take on Jeff Jarrett joining AEW. This is what Dustin Rhodes said.
“It’s going to be great. He has quite an extensive background for stuff like this, for the live events, for international, and distribution, and things of that nature. He’s been behind the camera and in the truck, and as a director running the shows with TNA… I think he’s going to make an immediate impact.”
While Dustin didn’t mention WWE specifically, he is spot-on about Jeff’s experience. With Impact Wrestling, Global Force, and WWE, he has held several backstage positions. Notably, the current format of house shows in WWE is based on Jeff Jarrett’s design.