Dustin Rhodes is known to have fought in various U.S. federations including WWE, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Total Nonstop Action (TNA). In WCW he has twice won the United States Heavyweight Championship, once the Six-Man Tag Team Championship, twice the World Tag Team Championship and once the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
In WWE he won the Intercontinental Championship three times, nine times the Hardcore Championship, once the World Tag Team Championship and twice the WWE Tag Team Championship. Speaking on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, he discussed the lashing angle with his brother Cody Rhodes: “We were discussing it and discussing all the people that were going to be involved and it was a matter of Cody in that ring and us doing the little promos like Taz had one and I had one and getting these people invested in a ten lashes on television across my brothers back and they got invested.
Cody sold it so well and his acting was so good and the way he was taking them and Arn comes out, his big brother comes out and we are all rallying behind him and I wanted to take the lashes for him. I think the only thing that might have been a little bit better is if MJF told me to give him the last five lashes, but this was after I was thinking of all these different scenarios.
The people were invested in it much like they were invested in our Double or Nothing match of the year moment. They were invested and they were standing, and you get some audience shots of them saying, ‘oh my God’ and people are just really upset about it. It is uncomfortable. Whippings are always uncomfortable”.