Since she wanted to honor her father in law, Dusty Rhodes, after he passed away, Brandi Rhodes made a request to WWE officials to have her character name changed from Eden Stiles to Eden Rhodes. Management turned her down. The belief is that the company felt that they have already put in enough resource into her current name and that it would take some work for them to change it to another name.
January 25, 2016
While many people were under the assumption that WWE was going to revert to his real life character to capitalize on the fan sentiments towards the death of Dusty Rhodes, the second generation star came back as the Stardust character on Monday Night Raw this week. It has now been revealed that he refused to use the loss of his father as a springboard towards a push.
July 15, 2015