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Dustin Rhodes has signed a contract extension with AEW.
AEW issued a press release announcing the news today. It’s a multi-year extension, though the exact length of the deal wasn’t revealed.
Dustin will be an in-ring wrestler for AEW and is also joining their coaching staff as a promo coach and match producer.
Dustin has had two matches for AEW thus far. After losing a brother vs. brother matchup against Cody at Double or Nothing, The Young Bucks defeated Cody & Dustin in the main event of Fight for the Fallen.
“Dustin Rhodes has had an incredible wrestling career that has spanned decades. His amazing journey brought him to AEW, and he’s rejuvenated his career here. In addition to all of the wisdom he’s shared with us as we’ve launched All Elite Wrestling, he’s come here and worked so hard for us. His comeback match against his brother Cody at Double or Nothing was one of the most acclaimed bouts in recent years, and it marked a new chapter for all of us,” AEW president and CEO Tony Khan said.
“Dustin and I had agreed weeks ago after Fight for the Fallen that we both wanted him to stay with All Elite Wrestling. He’s already done so much for us, and I’m thrilled that it’s official now that Dustin will be on our team going forward, both backstage and in the ring!”
Dustin joined AEW after being granted his release from WWE earlier this year.