Cody and Dustin Rhodes are two of the most accomplished and respected wrestlers in the industry today.
Both sons of legendary wrestler Dusty Rhodes, Cody and Dustin have been involved in the wrestling business for most of their lives. They have both competed in various promotions over the years, but their time together in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has been particularly special.
Cody Rhodes is a former WWE wrestler who left the company in 2016 to pursue other opportunities.
In AEW, he has been a key player both in the ring and behind the scenes. He has held several championships in the company, including the TNT Championship, and has also served as an executive vice president of the company.
However, he left AEW in 2022, seeking to return to the WWE. He did just that, beating Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38 in a surprise open challenge.
In 2023, he won the Royal Rumble match and went on to wrestle Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39.
Dustin Rhodes, on the other hand, is a veteran wrestler who has been active in the business for over three decades. He has competed in numerous promotions over the years, including WWE and WCW, and has won multiple championships.
In AEW, he has continued to show his prowess as a wrestler, putting on impressive matches against some of the company’s top stars. Dustin is known for his physicality, his athleticism, and his ability to connect with fans on an emotional level.
Despite their different styles and personalities, Cody and Dustin have formed a close bond in AEW. They have teamed up several times, including a memorable match against The Young Bucks at AEW Fyter Fest2019, and have always had each other’s backs.
Their family history and shared experiences in the wrestling business have given them a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the industry. With their talent, experience, and dedication to their craft, Cody and Dustin Rhodes are sure to continue making an impact in the wrestling world for many years to come.
However, there has been some debate over whether or not Cody Rhodes is related to Dusty Rhodes. Some have even suggested that Dustin Rhodes may be the fathr of Cody Rhodes, which we will explore in this article.
Is Cody Rhodes Related To Dustin Rhodes?
Yes, Cody Rhodes is related to Dustin Rhodes. The former WWE Tag Team Champions are half-brothers, having the same father.
The pair did not grow up together. Dustin Rhodes is 16 year Cody’s senior. By the time Cody was aware of the wrestling business, Dustin was out wrestling in WCW and the WWF.
Dusty Rhodes is the father of both Cody and Dustin. The former NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion and WWE Hall of Famer was married twice.
The first was to Sandra McHargue, to which he was married to between 1965 and 1978. It was with Sandra that he had Dustin Rhodes, who followed him into the wrestling business and tag teamed with him for a while.
Dusty divorced Sandra in 1978, going on to marry his second wife, Michelle Rubio, that same year. The pair gave birth to Cody Rhodes, who is the half-brother of Dustin Rhodes.
Cody Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes are half-brothers, sharing the same father. They also have two sisters, Kristin and Teil.
Is Dustin Rhodes Cody Rhodes Dad?
There has been one rumour posited that Dustin Rhodes was, in fact, the real father of Cody Rhodes.
The idea is that a 16 year old Dustin Rhodes managed to get Michelle pregnant, leaving Dusty to make the hard choice to raise the son as his own.
This has absolutely zero basis in anything, and is almost certainly untrue. You can listen to us discuss this rumour on the Atletifo Wrestling Podcast, by watching the video down below.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.