AEW Wrestling star Dustin Rhodes seems to be doing his best to cancel his own career. First, he put his career on the line in a match against Kip Sabian on last week's episode of AEW Dynamite, saying he would quit wrestling if he couldn't beat Sabian in the quarterfinal matchup for the TNT Championship tournament. Rhodes managed to avoid retirement by defeating Sabian in that match, but now he's flirting with an even deadlier enemy: social media cancellation.
Rhodes took to Facebook to join protestors in calling for an end to the coronavirus quarantine and a restart for the economy. Rhodes compared statewide shutdowns to socialism and pointed out that the United States is not a democracy but a republic. He said it was fine for people to take precautions, but the current levels of shutdown are "mass hysteria." Rhodes soon deleted the post after experiencing backlash.
The world needs to open back up and end this mass hysteria. We are not a socialist nation. We are not a democracy! We are a republic. If we go on any longer with this bull****, our economy will be shot and that much harder to kick start. #EndTheShutdown
I mean, no doubt we have an epidemic on our hands, and have sustained losses which is sad, but we have to move on with our lives. Take precautions is fine, but end the shutdown please. I CARE ABOUT HUMAN LIFE, GUYS. Jeeze, take precautions, don't go out if you have a comprised immune system. Wear your masks and social distance. Still open up
Dustin's brother Cody Rhodes also found himself in the middle of a social media kerfluffle last week when he liked a tweet telling WWE superstar Sami Zayn to go back to Canada if he doesn't like WWE Hall-of-Famer President Donald Trump.