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Robert Gibson remembers training Cody Rhodes and several other WWE talents

Rock N’ Roll Express member Robert Gibson recently appeared on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling to discuss various topics. Down below are the highlights.

On memories of teaming with Dusty Rhodes and helping training Cody Rhodes:

Dusty was fun to be around. He did a lot for the business. He is an icon everybody knows. My hats off to him. I remember when we had six man tag matches and when he would get in the ring and he’d say “Brother, tie one of those bandannas around me”. You never stop learning in this business. Dusty told me before he passed that he appreciated what I did with helping train Cody. Cody was good then and he has gone on to be really good.

On being a trainer for WWE and owning his own wrestling school:

When they went to Florida they closed OVW, but a lot of the guys I had the chance to work with went up to WWE. (Jack) Swagger, Kofi Kingston, I just enjoy training. I’ve got a training center in Douglasville, Georgia and I love the business. The stuff we did you just don’t see it being done anymore. I used to do a flying head scissor, you just don’t see anybody doing that. Now, I’ve got some good “boys” up here that are doing real good. After they get through throwing up for a couple of days they are ready to go.

On wrestling in a Scaffold Match and any being pitched the concept:

I didn’t say no because I wasn’t scared of heights, but at first there was no way I was going up there. Back then they just kind of threw the thing together and it looked kind of dangerous. In Chicago, I hit Dennis (Condrey) over the head with the iron rail that was up top and when I fell up against the rail it wasn’t hooked and it opened up and I almost fell into the crowd. If you ever see that tape, that rod; I grabbed it and hit him but when I did it took my left index fingernail off and blood was going everywhere and I was hitting Dennis with that damn rod but really I was lucky I didn’t fall into the third row or something out there.

You can download the full episode by clicking here.


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