Just last week, WWE ring announcer Eden used her personal blog to call out fans who were upset at her husband, Cody Rhodes, for continuing to work his Stardust character and electing not to use his father's death as a stepping stone for his career.
Now, Cody has taken to her blog to give his own reasoning, and it explains everything. The entire blog post is well worth the read, so go check it out, but here's an excerpt (sic):
A few days after we lost you, I was tasked with the unfortunate duty of going through your cellphone to find various numbers, so that we could invite them to the service. And there it was...
It was a picture.
It was Stardust in a heated stare-down with The CW'S most valuable player Stephen "The Green Arrow" Amell.
"...finish what you start Kid..."
And thats why I sent you know who Monday. And I'm sure when he drew that first line of paint down his face, his throat rised and his eyes might of watered a bit. Leave it all out in the ring, my gift to you. And I know the man who secretly wanted to pit himself against Joe Frazier after Starrcade 84' would get a real kick out of this.
So Dad, I hope you like what happens next, and...I hope the fans do too. Like Paul told you, they're not marks...they're customers. You said about them in 1978(after you took those rose-tinted shades off to let them know you were serious...I know you) "making you happy, makes my dreams fulfilled."
He goes on to say to "take the coming month or so as my gift to him," which sounds like WWE may have cut a deal to run an angle with Amell for SummerSlam and the Stardust character will stick around to finish what he started. Or, at the very least, he'll be working the gimmick in tribute to his father.
Either way, it sure sounds wonderful to us.
Again, go read the full blog here.