Dustin Rhodes, the older brother of Cody Rhodes, has been wrestling in the WWE on-and-off since the 1990’s. He has had several WCW bouts in between and had a stint in TNA. He has held the Intercontinental Championships three times, the Hardcore Championship nine times and the World Tag Team Championship on one occasion. However, he is often seen as a jobber or as a joke. His character, Goldust, has mostly lived at the bottom of the roster.
Dustin injured his shoulder in December and has been sidelined ever since so he can recover. He has since started working backstage as a producer at WWE events while recovering from his injury.
His younger half-brother debuted in WWE in 2007 in a backstage segment with their father Dustin Rhodes and Randy Orton. Cody had a short feud with Orton, then went on to win the World Tag Team Championship with Hardcore Holly; however, at the PPV Night Of Champions, he turned his back on Hardcore Holly by revealing himself to be Ted DiBiase's mystery tag team partner, thus leading to the beginning of the stable legacy. (Though the concept of Cody defeating himself and Hardcore Holly with Ted for the tag team championship still seems a little odd to me!)
Orton eventually became the leader of the group until they disbanded in 2010. Cody was then drafted to SmackDown shortly afterwards and has since gone on to win the Intercontinental Championship.
Cody may only be at the start of his career in WWE, but it already looks as if he is going to have a very different career from his older brother. Why do I think it will be so different? Because I think he will outshine his brother, and here are 15 reasons why.