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Dustin Rhodes was interviewed on Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" to talk about his career.

Rhodes was asked how he feels about Cody leaving AEW for WWE:

"Kind of down a little bit, but you know, Cody is still young. I mean, there's such an age gap, 16 years, so he's kind of in his prime now. But watching him return at WrestleMania was just huge, and you know, I'm not going to miss any of his stuff. He's on the rise to become a champion. I really think he's set the tone for that in his last eight years of work and things that he's done that he's built up. He's very professional. He's very different than I am. We're two completely opposite people. I mean, he has that creative mind like my dad had. I'm more the grunt, the worker, in the family, but he is surpassing everything. He's doing amazing. It's great, but yeah, I wish he was still here."

On how much longer he would like to wrestle:

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"That's a tough question, man. It's in my blood. I look at Ric Flair in his supposed last match and I don't 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 that's fine. I'll get knee replacements. I'll be fine. I'll 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 I'm like, I don't want to get to that point, but we throw our bodies around and eventually something's 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, that's fine, but I love the business so I want to be connected to it in some way. Whether it's just backstage coaching, or whatever, because I really love coaching. It's a lot of fun for me. A lot of people don't 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 it's not my vision and it makes me mad, but it's what they see my vision as being, so I understand it and I'm 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 that's kind of the knowledge that I want to pass on. So that's my legacy now is passing on my knowledge to the younger kids."

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