53 Facts About Goldust


Goldust is currently signed with All Elite Wrestling, where he performs under the ring name Dustin Rhodes.

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Goldust is best known for his multiple tenures with WWE from 1995 to 2019 under the gimmick and ring name Goldust.

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Goldust returned to AJPW for a ten and a twenty-day tour in the spring and summer of 1990.

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Goldust feuded with Larry Zbyszko until April 1991, when he refused to join Alexandra York's York Foundation, thus beginning a feud with Foundation member Terrence Taylor.

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Goldust successfully defended the title the following month at SuperBrawl III against Maxx Payne.

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In communications, Goldust frequently took to comical flirtation while maintaining a bashfully deadpan and monotone delivery and presence.

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Goldust engaged in such tactics as groping and excessive physical affection towards his opponent in the midst of delivering his onslaught.

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Goldust won his debut match on October 22,1995, against Marty Jannetty at the In Your House 4 pay-per-view.

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Goldust defeated the departing Bam Bam Bigelow in Bigelow's last WWF match at the Survivor Series.

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Goldust then feuded with Razor Ramon, whom he stalked and sent messages to throughout late 1995.

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Goldust's gimmick consisted of sitting at ringside in a director's chair during Goldust's matches, advising him while smoking large brown cigars.

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Goldust defended his Intercontinental Championship in bouts against Savio Vega and The Ultimate Warrior before losing to Ahmed Johnson at King of the Ring on June 23,1996.

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Goldust had a ladder match with Shawn Michaels at internet pay-per-view Xperience for the WWF Championship but lost the match.

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In December 1996, Goldust entered a feud with Hunter Hearst Helmsley, when Helmsley began flirting with Goldust's valet: Marlena.

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In May 1997, Goldust revealed his identity as Dustin Runnels, the son of Dusty Rhodes.

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In early 1999, Goldust feuded with Al Snow, upon stealing the mannequin Head, Snow's mascot, and The Blue Meanie, who had recently renamed himself "Bluedust" and adopted many of Goldust's mannerisms.

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Goldust was fired by Vince Russo at Spring Stampede in April 2000 for failing to prevent Terry Funk from winning the vacant Hardcore Championship, against Norman Smiley.

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Goldust wrestled on the final WCW pay-per-view, Greed on March 18,2001.

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Shortly after returning, promos began airing for a few weeks of Goldust saying that there was a certain wrestler whose "star was shining brighter" than he would like.

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Goldust eventually revealed the person he was talking about was Rob Van Dam by attacking him on Raw, turning heel in the process.

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Booker and Goldust went on to compete in the tag team division, winning the World Tag Team Championship at Armageddon before being forced to split up on the February 3,2003 episode of Raw by Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff for failing to win back the World Tag Team Championship.

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Goldust appeared in character on The Howard Stern Show in March 2003.

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Goldust appeared sporadically thereafter, forming a tag team with Lance Storm in August 2003.

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Goldust first appeared for the Japanese promotion WORLD-1, as Dusty Rhodes Jr.

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Goldust then entered a feud with Bobby Roode and at Lockdown, Rhodes defeated Roode in a 2 out of 3 falls Prince of Darkness cage match.

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In January 2006, Goldust took part in the Royal Rumble match and was assigned to the Raw brand until he was released from his WWE contract on June 14,2006, for no-showing an appearance.

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Goldust appeared with UWF throughout his second tenure with TNA, facing the likes of Scott Steiner, Sabu, David Flair, Andrew Martin, and D'Lo Brown.

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Goldust was featured at Bound for Glory in a Monster's Ball match against Rhino, Abyss, and Raven, which he lost.

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The following night on Raw, Goldust appeared again with Piper and the Honky Tonk Man as guest commentators for Marella's match with Charlie Haas.

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Goldust appeared on the celebration of the 800th episode of Raw on November 3,2008, dancing alongside his father Dusty Rhodes, Lilian Garcia and several other wrestlers.

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Goldust participated in the 2009 Royal Rumble match and stared down his real-life half-brother, Cody Rhodes, but was eliminated by him later.

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Goldust participated at WrestleMania XXV as a lumberjack during the tag team championship unification match between The Colons and John Morrison and the Miz.

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Goldust then teamed with Hornswoggle on multiple occasions, mainly feuding with Kendrick, where they had many matches both on WWE Superstars and Raw.

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On March 3,2010, Goldust joined the SmackDown brand, He made his debut for the brand on the March 4 episode of Superstars in a losing effort against Chris Jericho.

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Goldust appeared in a dark 26-man battle royal match at WrestleMania XXVI, but failed to win, although his past ally Yoshi Tatsu won.

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The following week on Raw Goldust managed to steal the Million Dollar Championship belt back from Aksana and then returned it to Ted DiBiase Sr.

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Goldust then wrestled on July 14,2012, in Hollywood, Florida, for the NWA Ring Warriors promotion as Goldust, losing to Vordell Walker via disqualification when "Iceman" Buck Q interfered in the match.

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Goldust was eliminated by his half-brother, Cody Rhodes, teasing a possible feud.

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At Battleground, Cody and Goldust won their jobs back when they defeated the WWE Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a non-title match.

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At WrestleMania 31, Goldust participated in the 2nd annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, where he was eliminated by Ryback.

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Goldust made an appearance at NXT TakeOver: Respect without any facepaint to congratulate Finn Balor and Samoa Joe after they won the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.

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Goldust returned from injury at Survivor Series, competing in a 5-on-5 traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match during the pre-show, teaming with The Dudley Boyz, Neville and Titus O'Neil, where they defeated the team of Stardust, The Ascension, The Miz and Bo Dallas.

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In early 2016, during various episodes of Raw and SmackDown, Goldust approached R-Truth and proposed they form a tag team to no avail.

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At WrestleMania 32, Goldust took part in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in a losing effort.

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Goldust was unsuccessful with Braun Strowman winning the battle royal and joining Team Raw in the process.

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Later that night, Goldust attacked R-Truth before a match against Gallows and Anderson, turning heel for the first time since 2015 and breaking up The Golden Truth.

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Goldust was unsuccessful though, as he was eliminated by Luke Gallows.

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Goldust had a match against Balor later that night, but was defeated.

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At the Royal Rumble, Goldust entered the Royal Rumble match at number 29, but was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler.

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At Wrestlemania 34, Goldust participated in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, where he eliminated R-Truth.

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At the Greatest Royal Rumble, Goldust entered the aforementioned match at number 18 and lasted 10 minutes before being eliminated by Bobby Roode.

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Goldust appears in Black Moth Super Rainbow's video for "Hairspray Heart", from their album Cobra Juicy.

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Goldust has two sisters, Kristin Runnels Ditto, who is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, and Teil Gergel.

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