Why Isn’t Dusty Rhodes Wrestling at Sunday’s WWE “Battleground” as Originally Planned?

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As seen on last night’s RAW, Cody Rhodes and Goldust, with father Dusty Rhodes in their corner, will face The Shield at WWE Battleground.  The stipulation is that if Rhodes/Goldust win, they both get their WWE jobs back.  If they lose, they’ll never be able to work for the company again and Dusty Rhodes will be permanently relieved of his NXT developmental duties as well.

Original plans actually called for Dusty Rhodes to wrestle in the match, making it a six-man tag versus all three members of The Shield, but it looks like that idea was scrapped due to Rhodes health and age.  Apparently the segment two weeks ago where Rhodes was KO’d by Big Show opened some eyes as to how Rhodes looked.  With all of this said, it’s said that if Vince McMahon had it his way, Dusty Rhodes would be wrestling this Sunday at battleground.