WWE Superstar Stardust joins the Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.
Today, I write this as a corrected man. Had he not interrupted to tell me we were no longer friends because of my mistake, I honestly wouldn’t have known.
As it turns out, WWE Superstar Stardust is not Cody Rhodes. In fact, during our conversation ahead of WWE Night of Champions, Stardust told me that in fact Rhodes has let himself go since he was last seen on television.
That’s a rumor strongly denied by Rhodes’ wife and WWE Diva Eden.
Typically, I would write a lot more, but in this case it would take away from the preposterousness of this interview, which wound up being done in about 80 percent hypotheticals and generalities.
Regardless of who actually is under the black and gold paint, Stardust will be teaming with Goldust and trying to wrestle the WWE Tag Team titles away from The Usos this weekend.
The full interview can be heard at the top of the page, but here are some quotes for those with lazy ears.
On the obstacles of coming from a wrestling family (hypothetically speaking, of course)
When your predecessor is The American Dream Dusty Rhodes it’s pretty insurmountable and it never stops. Nor did it ever deter him from getting in the industry. If you look at it, Dusty Rhodes is one of the only ones to go to war with Vince McMahon and he absolutely did lose, but there are very few who can survive and tell the tale.
On who would Goldust and Stardust like to feud with next
The inevitable is that a new challenger needs to step up. Perhaps, someone we haven’t seen. There is all types. I am not naive enough to not look at the [deep talent pool] that is the tag team division. Even a team like NXT’s The Ascension would be a fitting little appetizer.
Doing Total Divas with his wife (NXT Diva Brandi)
If Total Divas wanted to have little dashing Cody and dashing Eden on Total Divas, I feel like that’s just a home run. I’m a little concerned because rumor has it that Cody has a full beard and is overweight. But if he got in shape and was the Cody Rhodes, the marvel of physical excellence that people knew him as, I feel like they would be an absolute hit.
The full interview can be heard at the top of the page.
Chuck Carroll is former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality. He once appeared on Monday Night RAW when he presented Robert Griffin III with a WWE title belt in the Redskins locker room.
Follow him on Twitter @TheChuckCarroll.