Cody Rhodes has beaten his brother Dustin Rhodes in their match at AEW Double or Nothing.
Dustin Rhodes aka Goldust left WWE last month and joined AEW to set up the match against his brother and AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes. During their time in WWE, they only faced each other only once at Fastlane 2015 other than matches at Live events.
When Cody Rhodes entered at MGM Arena during the show, a giant iron cross, with skulls studded on it, appeared on stage with him. The throne was reeking of references of Triple H. And if that was not enough, Cody used Hunter’s trademark sledgehammer to destroy that throne.
The brother then fought out to a brutal match where Dustin lost a lot of blood. Brandi Rhodes, who was in Cody’s corner for the match, kept interfering to the point that the referee had to boot her from ringside. After many false finishes, Cody finally got the win after he hit the Cross Rhodes and got the pin.
After the match, both brothers got back into the ring as the crowd gave a standing ovation. Cody also announced that they will face the Young Bucks at Fight for the Fallen on 13 July in Jacksonville.
After sizing each other, they lock up and fight for control. Cody takes him down with a trip and does a cartwheel to mock his brother. Cody steals a move from Dustin by dropping to his back and hitting a shot to the face. He takes Dustin down with a suicide dive as Brandi looks on with a smile. Dustin misses a counter but hits it on the second try. He takes Cody down with a senton from the apron. Cody eats several jabs before he rolls out of the ring to take a breather. Brandi helps Cody take control and score a near fall.
Cody puts Dustin in an abdominal stretch. Dustin breaks free and sets his brother up for Shattered Dreams. Cody removes the middle turnbuckle cover and sends Dustin into it. Brandi spears Dustin on the floor. Earl Hebner boots her from ringside. DDP comes out and carries her away. Dustin is busted open and bleeding as Cody continues to beat on him. Dustin is bleeding profusely as Cody nails him with a few dropkicks for a two count. He is literally pouring blood as he keeps kicking out of Cody’s moves.
Dustin locks in the Figure Four and Cody reverses the momentum. Dustin rolls to the ropes to force a break. Dustin grabs Cody’s belt and whips him in the butt with it. He hits a snap sunset flip for two. The crowd is giving this a standing ovation as Dustin puts Cody on the top turnbuckle. He hits a superplex followed by Cross Rhodes for a close two count. Cody hits a low blow and the Disaster Kick before taking him down with his own Cross Rhodes for another near fall. Dustin hits Cross Rhodes for yet another two count. Cody and Dustin trade strikes for quite some time. Cody drops Dustin on the back of his neck in the middle of the ring. He hits one more Cross Rhodes to get the win.
Winner- Cody Rhodes
Cody comes back to the ring and grabs a mic. He says Dustin doesn’t get to retire because he needs a favor from his brother. He says he wants to team up with Dustin next month to face The Young Bucks. Both men have tears in their eyes as they hug to a standing ovation.