Dustin said that he doesn't think Triple H knows what is good for business, and that "he's a little bit blinded by this job and his position" and wants to make his presence felt. Dustin added that Cody had a bright future that was taken away due to Triple H's abuse of power.
"Why would WWE be so stupid as to throw away a talented kid like this who does the right thing?," said Cody's father, WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "The stupidity of what went down last night, the stupidity to take a kid in his 20s, probably the hottest product that we have at this stage in our industry, and to put him in a situation like that? Cody's not gonna back down from anything... It was not good for business, Hunter. It was not good for business."