Dustin Rhodes Reacts to Cody Rhodes' WWE Championship Win

Wrestling Legacy Shines at WrestleMania 40 Weekend

by Noman Rasool
Dustin Rhodes Reacts to Cody Rhodes' WWE Championship Win
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In a landmark moment for professional wrestling, Cody Rhodes etched his name into history over WrestleMania 40 weekend in Philadelphia. Cody, the progeny of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, showcased his wrestling prowess in two headline-grabbing matches.

On the first night, he teamed up with Seth “Freakin” Rollins in a thrilling 45-minute bout against The Rock & Roman Reigns, a match that concluded with The Rock securing the win with a People’s Elbow on Cody.

The pinnacle of Cody's achievements came on the following night, WrestleMania 40 Sunday, where he emerged victorious against Roman Reigns in a high-stakes Bloodline Rules match, claiming the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

This victory was not without its drama; Reigns had the support of Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa, and Roman Reigns, while Cody's corner boasted the likes of Jey Uso, John Cena, The Undertaker, and Seth Rollins. Cody's triumphant triple Cross Rhodes on Reigns not only secured his win but also marked the first time a member of the Rhodes family has held the WWE Champion title.

The celebration that followed saw Cody surrounded by his wife, mother, sister, and a close circle of friends and family. Notably absent from the on-camera celebrations was his brother, Dustin Rhodes. Since 2019, Dustin has been with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and, despite being present at WrestleMania, was not featured on screen.

In an emotional exchange with Sports Illustrated, Dustin Rhodes opened up about his pride and admiration for his younger brother Cody, highlighting his remarkable journey in WWE. "Watching Cody perform at such a high level, consecutively over two nights, was truly amazing.

He’s not just a superstar; he’s a megastar now," Dustin shared, reflecting on the emotional and electrifying experience.

AEW Match Legacy

Dustin also reminisced about their critically acclaimed match at AEW Double or Nothing 2019, a bout that is often hailed as one of the greatest in AEW history.

This match, according to Dustin, not only showcased their talents but also significantly impacted the wrestling industry. Highlighting Cody’s character beyond the ring, Dustin added, "What truly sets Cody apart isn’t just his championship title, but his genuine character.

He’s a devoted family man, deeply in love with his wife and daughter, and a true gentleman. My pride in him is immense." This weekend's events have not only solidified Cody Rhodes' legacy in professional wrestling but also underscored the profound bond between the Rhodes brothers, celebrating their shared history and contributions to the sport.

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