Former WWE Superstar Cody “Stardust” Rhodes recently revealed that his late father Dusty Rhodes told him to leave WWE four years ago. Rhodes told Wrestledelphia Radio what Dusty told him. Cody said,
“I know he would have supported it because he told me to ask for my release after WrestleMania 28,” Cody said. “I waited until WrestleMania 32 to take his advice. At 28, I recalled particularly, he was unhappy with the direction things were going with me and Big Show, and he just thought that I was so close to the keys to the kingdom, and they were slipping away, that maybe leaving would wake them to the idea that this is somebody who wanted to captain your ship and the way you guys are treating him has pushed him out. But it seemed at the time like kind of a leopard’s play, so it just didn’t interest me. I wanted to stick it out, and I always tried to not take Pop’s advice, because he’s my dad, so the advice always came from that part of his heart, not the businessman part of his mind, but his heart, and actually at the end of my WWE career, he was right that I should have made that decision maybe a little sooner.”
Also during the interview, Cody discussed his wife’s support of his decision to leave the company and quitting with him, how his brother Goldust took the news and more.