On a recent edition of the “Sports Guys Talking Wrestling” podcast, AEW veteran Dustin Rhodes lavished praise on Toni Storm’s “Timeless” gimmick, noting that the Marilyn Monroe-inspired act reminds him of his Goldust character.
Rhodes said, “With the things they’re doing with Toni Storm right now, they’re amazing because they’re so entertaining. Whether people think it or not, we are entertainment, but we are pro wrestling … To do both of those at the same time, like Toni Storm is doing with her character, it just blows me out of the water. I talk to her all the time and tell her she reminds me of my old days of Goldust, and just the things that she does, and her mannerisms, and the film, and the black and white.”
Storm will defend the AEW Women’s World Championship against Deonna Purrazzo at next month’s AEW Revolution 2024 pay-per-view event.
Toni Storm’s “Timeless” Gimmick Praised by AEW Veteran Dustin Rhodes
In the world of professional wrestling, character development plays a crucial role in captivating audiences and creating memorable moments. AEW veteran Dustin Rhodes recently expressed his admiration for Toni Storm’s “Timeless” gimmick, drawing parallels to his iconic Goldust character.
During an episode of the “Sports Guys Talking Wrestling” podcast, Rhodes couldn’t help but shower praise on Storm’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired act. He commended the AEW creative team for their innovative approach, emphasizing the entertainment aspect of wrestling. Rhodes stated, “With the things they’re doing with Toni Storm right now, they’re amazing because they’re so entertaining. Whether people think it or not, we are entertainment, but we are pro wrestling.”
Rhodes further highlighted the impressive balance between entertainment and wrestling that Storm achieves with her character. He compared her mannerisms, film style, and use of black and white imagery to his own experiences as Goldust. This comparison speaks volumes about Storm’s ability to captivate audiences and create a unique persona that resonates with fans.
The “Timeless” gimmick has undoubtedly caught the attention of wrestling enthusiasts, and Rhodes’ endorsement only adds to its appeal. Storm’s portrayal of a vintage-inspired character brings a fresh and exciting element to the AEW women’s division. Her commitment to the role and attention to detail have not gone unnoticed.
The upcoming AEW Revolution 2024 pay-per-view event will see Storm defend her AEW Women’s World Championship against Deonna Purrazzo. This high-stakes match will provide a platform for Storm to showcase her skills and further solidify her status as one of the top talents in women’s wrestling.
The praise from a respected veteran like Dustin Rhodes serves as a testament to Storm’s talent and the impact she is making in AEW. It also highlights the importance of character development in professional wrestling. When performers can fully immerse themselves in their roles and create a connection with the audience, it elevates the overall experience for everyone involved.
As fans eagerly await the AEW Revolution 2024 event, all eyes will be on Toni Storm and her “Timeless” gimmick. With the support of Dustin Rhodes and the backing of AEW, Storm has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of professional wrestling.