Dustin Rhodes on How Much Longer He'd Like to Wrestle

Posted By James Walsh on 11/23/22

Dustin Rhodes made an appearance on Talk Is Jericho to discuss a wide range of topics.

During it, he shared how much longer he wants to wrestle for after being in the business for so many years.

ďThatís a tough question, man. Itís in my blood. I look at Ric Flair in his supposed last match and I donít want to do that. As long as I can get out of the business and still walk, because I do need a couple of knee replacements, but thatís fine. Iíll get knee replacements. Iíll be fine. Iíll be able to walk around. But I just remember getting in the business and seeing a couple of the old timers on walkers and in wheelchairs and Iím like, I donít want to get to that point, but we throw our bodies around and eventually somethingís going to happen. So if I can get out of the business while I can still kind of semi enjoy walking at least and enjoy the rest of my life, thatís fine, but I love the business so I want to be connected to it in some way. Whether itís just backstage coaching, or whatever, because I really love coaching. Itís a lot of fun for me. A lot of people donít like it. I love it. I love putting together stuff for these kids to try to figure out and my vision is always different than their vision, and I see them doing it and itís not my vision and it makes me mad, but itís what they see my vision as being, so I understand it and Iím patient with that. I love to tell them, hey, man, you did this, you did this, do this next time and then they go out and do it and it works for them. So thatís kind of the knowledge that I want to pass on. So thatís my legacy now is passing on my knowledge to the younger kids.Ē