Cody Rhodes Reveals Who Came Up With The Stardust Character
Cody recently opened up about the Stardust character during an episode of Talk Is Jericho that was taped on Chris Jericho’s cruise, and he revealed that it was Stephanie McMahon who originally pitched the idea.
“Oh man, [Stardust was pitched] just in the worst way ever,” Cody said via Wrestling Inc. “We had a fun little run. We never wanted to team together, but when we did, it was successful.
We did stuff with The Shield and have [Big] Show involved. We did dad’s last stand there in Buffalo [New York] and all that, so we found a lot of love and bond. When we’ve been together for a little while as a team, there is something cool about teaming with your brother.
There’s a very real dynamic and a protective element to it, but I think they just thought it was getting a little stale, so God bless her, Stephanie McMahon, just randomly blurted out in gorilla [position], ‘why don’t you paint your face like your brother?’
And I’m looking, like, ‘ah…’ just trying to get out of the curtain, just trying to get out of the curtain, and then I saw the old man, I saw Vince just [imitating Vince], ‘yes!’ And he came out of gorilla, headset off, and he gave me the creative services guys’ info. Creative services is like a defunct brand.”
(Pro Wrestling & MMA World)