Dusty Rhodes recently did an interview with Brian Fritz of FanHouse.com. Below are some highlights:
"I think Goldust had his own agenda. Dustin had a dream and he knew from the start that’s what he wanted to do. Cody took another path. At 19 years old, he went out to Los Angeles to Howard Fine’s acting studio and spent some time out there. And he broke the news to me one night on a road trip going back to Atlanta from hunting season. I had already tried to talk him out of it at the time. He had been so successful as an amateur and had an opportunity to go and wrestle in college. The acting thing was cool but it was something he wanted to do. So he went at it full bore and he’s achieved so much in a very short period of time for a young guy. He’s kind of proved me wrong. He gets better each and every time out."
"Goldust always did but he always had his own agenda where he was doing his own thing. He does a lot right now though because he’s a great coach and a great teacher in the WWE for the young kids when they come up and get an opportunity to be in the ring with him like (Curt) Hawkins or (Trent) Barretta or (Caylen) Croft. Of the two, Cody is more of a student of the game; old-school, relates back to everything he’s seen and every tape. Cody is just constant with picking my brain. He has his way of going about it where he’ll pick my brain on certain things. I’m livin’ la vida loca. To be in Kissimmee in one of the old buildings in the old territory and be with them and have some bobbleheads and sign some autographs then get in the ring and just try to stay out of harms way until it’s time for the bionic elbow."