Dusty Rhodes may no longer be with us, but he continues to have a huge influence on the life and career of Cody Rhodes.
The WWE Hall of Famer passed away in 2015 and Cody’s desire to fulfill a promise to become WWE Champion made to his father has been a crucial part of his return.
Speaking at the post-SummerSlam press conference, Cody spoke about those who support him and how his father is still with him in his journey. He said,
“I think about the people I have and the documentary pretty much named them. I have my mother, Brandi, Liberty, and my sister Teil. Tonight I was reminded backstage just how important my brother Dustin is to me. I don’t give him enough love and I should, brothers, but that’s who I do it for.
“I could spend all my dreams thinking about Dusty and what would have happened and how he would have felt. But I got him for what I got him, and he’s with me every step of the way.”
Rhodes defeated Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam 2023 in the third pay-per-view event match between the two.