Dusty Rhodes knew from the very first days of Cody Rhodes’ career that the American Nightmare was destined for singles greatness.
Cody’s relationship with his father has been a large part of his return to WWE as Rhodes attempts to ‘finish the story’ and become Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Speaking on the “Insight with Chris Van Vliet” podcast, Shawn Spears recalled Dusty having high expectations for his son when they were competing in OVW. He said,
“I remember, we were in OVW and we were a tag team. And Dusty, his dad, came down and he was all ‘Hey baby, we’re going to put you guys together. Young, good-looking guys. You got a little bit of experience.’
“It was a really smart idea, but Dusty said ‘Nice babyface tag-team, we’ll give you a bit of a run. But I need you to know, Cody is destined to be a star.’ He told me that way back when. I don’t think Cody was in a year. But he [Dusty] knew it.”
Cody Rhodes will face Brock Lesnar at WWE Backlash on May 6, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.