Back in April, he announced his departure from WWE. With the launch of AEW and his issues with WWE, the departure from the sports entertainment company came at the right time.
The former WWE Intercontinental Champion is slated to take on his brother, Cody, at the AEW Double Or Nothing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25th.
Goldust opened up on having some creative issues in WWE during a recent appearance on the WINCLY podcast. Despite going with ideas to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, those ideas weren’t used as creative writers would send it back to him as he thought he wasn’t that important to the writers.
“AEW is gonna open a lot of eyes and shock the world. I think everybody is rushing to up their ratings and entertainment value. Let’s face it, the creative team in the other company [WWE]… you pitch so many ideas and nothing ever gets done. They never take your idea seriously and then you have to bypass them and go to the boss [Vince McMahon],” stated Rhodes.
“That stuck with me for a long time and I’m sure it stuck with Cody. What he’s doing right now is taking on the world and taking on everybody. Everybody’s gonna be in his rearview mirror and he’s out to prove a point. He’s Dusty’s son and he’s got that knack of entertainment and the smart business savvy sense that Dad had with booking and creating.”