Eden Stiles Blogs About Fans Angry At Stardust Return
WWE ring announcer Eden Stiles has made a passionate plea for sensitivity toward her husband Cody following his return to WWE programming after the passing of his legendary father Dusty Rhodes.
The 32-year-old beauty - real name Brandi Runnels - hit out at fans who were "angry" Cody performed as the Stardust character, rather than 'using what happened to his father as a “stepping stone”'.
“Last night my husband returned to RAW to finish what he started and some “fans” we’re peeved with him ANGRY because they wanted something else," she blogged.
"They wanted him to use what happened to his father as a “stepping stone”. Not for Cody, but for themselves.
"Maybe that’s to feel better about everything or maybe they are just that selfish. But to publicly crap on the most courageous thing someone in this position could do which was pick up and carry on and do it brilliantly, shame on you.”
She continued: "For people who say “he needed to do that for Dusty”…hold on there happy pants, you never knew Dusty. You never sat in his living room or the PC and heard him PRAISE his work. All of it. And appreciate the way Cody took everything and anything and turned it into brilliance, Summer plans that he came up with himself…How he NEVER QUITS AT ANYTHING.
"And I bet you never saw the screen saver on his phone…that I won’t share with you. He admired these things about Cody how all of his fans should. Instead some complain and moan and complain and tweet and say “I’m just so upset because I am his number one fan”. Newsflash…putting “Rhodes” somewhere in your Twitter handle does not a fan make. Being there, especially in a time like this, without ulterior motives is what makes the best fans.
"And we have PLENTY and their voices are heard and we appreciate you."
Cody tweeted from his locked Twitter account yesterday:
"Troubled seeing some people think I'd allow or be comfortable w/the worst thing that's ever happened to me be exploited on TV for a "return".
"I'm thankful that didn't happen."