Dustin Rhodes
Professional wrestler
Dustin Rhodes
Dustin Patrick Runnels is an American professional wrestler. He best known under his ring name Goldust and currently works for WWE as a producer and on its SmackDown brand. He has also performed for World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Dustin Rhodes, Black Reign and Seven. Runnels is the son of "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and the half brother of Cody Rhodes. Between WWF/E and WCW, Rhodes won 17 total championships.
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Info on WWE's Upcoming WCW Clash of the Champions DVD Set
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
The Real Story NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Sting Clash of the Champions 27th March, 1988 NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Lex Luger & Barry Windham Clash of the Champions 27th March, 1988 Why Wait a Whole Year? NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes Clash of the Champions II 8th June, 1988 Russian Chain Match Ricky Morton vs. Ivan Koloff Clash of the Champions III 7th September, 1988 “I Quit” Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk Clash of the Champions IX 15th November, 1989 Mil Mascaras vs. Cactus Jack Manson Clash of the Champions X 6th February, 1990 NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Midnight Express vs. Rock & Roll Express Clash of the Champions XI 13th June, 1990 To Be The Man, You Gotta Beat The Man NWA United States Championship Match ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair v ...
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The Wrestler in Real Life - Grantland
Google News - over 5 years
2002: In May, Fliehr and a group of other wrestlers, including Scott Hall ("Razor Ramon") and Virgil Runnels III ("Dustin Rhodes aka Goldust") were on a chartered flight back to the United States after a series of shows in Europe
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A "Shady" Deal: Fear of a Black Champion, 5 Glass Ceiling-Shattering Candidates - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
When you see guys like Brian Pillman, Barry Windham, Dusty and Dustin Rhodes, all rushing the ring to congratulate Simmons, you know it was without a doubt a monumental occasion. WCW was/is light years ahead of the curve in this regard
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Insider News • Live TV & PPV Coverage • Hitlists • Results • Blogs - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
For that reason alone I think we have a title change here to setup whatever grand plan new agent Dustin Rhodes has for the women. Prediction: Beth Phoenix wins the WWE Diva's Championship. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry: This is arguably the best booked feud
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Masked Wrestler Shenanigans: WWE's Rumored Sin Cara Substitution Is Nothing New - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
In late 1992, WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and future ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas won the WCW/NWA Unified World Tag Team Championship from Dustin Rhodes (also known as Goldust) and Barry Windham
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50 Suck-Tacular Gimmicks in the History of Professional Wrestling - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
When the Seven character made its debut on WCW TV, it would be killed on arrival when Dustin made a worked shoot where he ripped on the gimmick and he winded up wrestling as Dustin Rhodes while working for the company up to its closure in March 2001
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WWE: The 50 Wackiest Wrestling Characters of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
He has used other personas as well such as Black Rain and "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes in WCW when he held the world tag title with Barry Windham. Before he was Kane, he was Jerry Lawler's personal dentist. He caused a lot of pain and suffering in the
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Bypass worries business owners - Springfield News-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Dustin Rhodes, manager of Gourmet Grocer, said he welcomes the change. "The traffic is dangerous and we're happy that it's going to be better," he said. "We hope to do advertising and billboards and we think shoppers will want to come down here."
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Johnson's 300 highlights week - Times Record News
Google News - over 5 years
Dustin Rhodes compiled a 667 series in the Semi Classic Doubles. All the scores this week are from Village Bowl. Ronda Kisinger led the ladies with a 257 game and 643 series in the Tuesday Nite Combo. Fran Minton had a 558 series and Robin Upchurch
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Interesting Backstage Look at a WWE Taping (SPOILERS) - Wrestling News Source
Google News - over 5 years
Dustin Rhodes was in full agent mode, working with the Divas and lower level talents for quite a while. He looks to be pretty healthy. AJ and Alicia Fox received a good bit of attention from him. Bill DeMott was also around a lot. He was in a suit,
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WK FLASHBACK: Will CM Punk replicate Brian Pillman's double-cross of his co ... - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - over 5 years
Pillman will remain "Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman and won't be getting a major make-over, (a la Dustin Rhodes into Goldust). Pillman missed his scheduled Peach State Wrestling appearance in Cordielle, Ga. on June 7 because he was finalizing his deal
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Αποκλεισμός από Twitter - Onsports.gr
Google News - over 5 years
Ο γιος του «American Dream» Dusty Rhodes και ετεροθαλής αδερφός του Cody Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes (πραγματικό όνομα) ξεπέρασε τις 30.000 δημοσιεύσεις στο Twitter και μοιραία ο λογαριασμός του αφαιρέθηκε από την εργοδότρια του εταιρεία
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Rhodes-Craft - Wilson Daily Times (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Ashley Elizabeth Craft of Wilson and Jeffrey Dustin Rhodes of Swansboro exchanged marriage vows May 21 in a 5 pm ceremony at First Baptist Church in Wilson. The Rev. William R. Bussey officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L
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WWE: Cody Rhodes or Dustin Rhodes, Who Will Have the Better Career? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Dustin Rhodes was carving out quite a nice little career for himself, as the son of The American Dream. He seemed destined to continue down the same path for years to come, much to the delight of fans who had loved his father for so long before him
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More options for restaurants - News-Leader.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The store specializes in hard to find items -- such as truffles, pancetta, truffle salt -- and wines not commonly found in grocery stores, manager Dustin Rhodes said. "If it's mentioned on Food Network, we try to have it. We have done a lot of research
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ArtSpace expanding - McPherson Sentinel
Google News - almost 6 years
Artists currently displaying their work at ArtSpace and Art Lounge are Rich Thibodeau, Pilar, Nicole Thibodeau, Susan Whitfield, Dustin Rhodes, Lance Wadlow, Noah Flores, Fred Peterson, Steve Scott and the newest member, Taylor Gladding, who will be an
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Various News: Orton Eats At Hibachi Grill, Piper's Return, More - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - almost 6 years
The Amazing French Canadians from WCW Saturday Night on May 24th, 1997 * The Dangerous Alliance vs. Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham & Michael Hayes from WCW Saturday Night on November 2nd, 1991 Thanks to Devin Cutting for contributing to this article
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Students honored for academic work - Carlisle Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
Lonoke Century League presented Dustin Rhodes and Amber Schafer each with $500. Lonoke High School Alumni Association member Stacey Jones presented Cheyenne Lee with $1000 from the alumni. Lions Club president Eleise Haliburton presented Mark Sullivan
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Lonoke High School students inducted into honor society - Lonoke Democrat
Google News - almost 6 years
President Dustin Rhodes said scholarship is a commitment to learning and willingness to spend hours reading and studying. Vice president Matthew Brumley said service is the willingness to work for the benefit of those in need without monetary
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dustin Rhodes
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 41
    On the December 30, 2011 episode of SmackDown Dustin appeared in his suit attire and no make up, to defend Booker T and confront his half brother, Cody Rhodes. Rhodes made an appearance on the April 9, 2012 edition of WWE Raw, he, along with numerous other WWE officials and superstars, were attempting to break up a brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena.
    More Details Hide Details On May 6, 2012, it was reported that Runnels had been released as a backstage producer by WWE after an undisclosed incident at the April 24 SmackDown tapings in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The belief is that Goldust was responsible for coming up with the spot on SmackDown where Yoshi Tatsu took a double-team powerbomb finisher from Darren Young and Titus O'Neil. Tatsu landed badly and the bump was said to look even worse live than it did on TV. Runnels returned to the squared circle on Saturday night, July 14 in Hollywood, Florida for the NWA Ring Warriors (part of NWA territories) promotion as Goldust. He lost to Vordell Walker via Disqualification when "Iceman" Buck Q interfered in the match. Runnels will be appearing for the Dreamwave Wrestling promotion on September 15 in LaSalle, Illinois. He is being allowed to use the name outside of his gimmick in WWE but get his ring gear more black color than gold. Even though he is no longer working with WWE, Runnels still continues his campaign to wrestle his brother, Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania XXIX pay-per-view next year. He kicked it off on July 16 by posting a video on his Tout account.
    On the April 11, 2011 episode of Raw, he was seen (without makeup) hugging Edge after his retirement speech.
    More Details Hide Details On July 11th, Runnels began working backstage as a producer. On November 29 episode of Smackdown Live Holiday Special Goldust made his surprise return on a backstage segment with his father Dusty Rhodes. On December 12 episode of WWE Slammy Awards he appeared to announce the Slammy for A-Lister of The Year with Vickie Guerrero.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    On December 14, 2010, WWE released Rhodes' autobiography titled, "Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness".
    More Details Hide Details Dustin announced via Twitter that there will be a sequel to the book.
    On December 2, 2010, Goldust announced over Twitter his first acting role in the horror movie The Fire Witch.
    More Details Hide Details Dustin's father is "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. His real life half brother is Cody Rhodes who also wrestles for WWE on its Smackdown brand. He has a sister named Kristin Runnels Ditto, who is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
    During the season 2 finale of NXT on August 31, 2010, it was announced that Goldust would take part in NXT's third season as a Pro with Aksana as his Rookie.
    More Details Hide Details On the October 12 episode of NXT Goldust proposed to Aksana, who was facing deportation from the country, so she could stay in America. On the October 18 episode of Raw, DiBiase tried to reclaim his Million Dollar Championship after Goldust's match with Zack Ryder by attacking him, but he was unsuccessful in retrieving his belt. At Bragging Rights, DiBiase defeated Goldust, but Goldust still left with the title after Aksana distracted DiBiase long enough for Goldust to hit his finisher on him. Goldust and Aksana were married on the November 2 episode of NXT with father Dusty Rhodes and real-life half-brother "Dashing" Cody Rhodes in attendance. Immediately afterwards Aksana slapped Goldust and walked out on him. The following Monday on Raw Aksana stole the Million Dollar Championship belt during Goldust's match with Ted DiBiase. 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. and, on NXT he asked Aksana for a divorce after she was eliminated.
    As part of the 2010 WWE Supplemental Draft, Goldust was drafted back to the Raw brand.
    More Details Hide Details On the May 3 episode of Raw, Goldust made his re-debut for the brand in a backstage segment with the guest host for that week, Wayne Brady. In late September, a mysterious stalker was sending messages to Maryse and Ted DiBiase, but it was unsure who they were aimed at. On the October 4 episode of Raw, Goldust was revealed as the mystery stalker, but the messages were not directed to Maryse, but at DiBiase's Million Dollar Championship, which he then took.
    On March 3, 2010, Goldust joined the SmackDown brand, making it the first time that Goldust had ever been officially on the SmackDown roster.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the brand on the March 4 episode of Superstars in a losing effort against Chris Jericho. The following week on Superstars, he won his first match as a SmackDown star after defeating Mike Knox using his finishing move, the Final Cut, as well as beating William Regal also using the Final Cut soon afterwards. He appeared in a dark 26-man battle royal match at WrestleMania XXVI, but failed to win, although his past ally Yoshi Tatsu won.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Goldust debuted a new finishing maneuver called the "Golden Age" on the October 22, 2009, episode of WWE Superstars, when he and Tommy Dreamer defeated Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details On the November 10 episode of ECW on Syfy, Goldust won his first televised singles match on the ECW brand by pinning Paul Burchill. Goldust participated in an "ECW Homecoming" Match on the December 22 episode of ECW on Syfy to determine who will get an opportunity to challenge Christian for the ECW Championship, but was defeated by Vance Archer. In early January, he teamed with Yoshi Tatsu and began a feud with ECW newcomers Trent Barreta and Caylen Croft. The duos exchanged victories in singles and tag team competition until the feud came to an end on the February 9 episode of ECW, when Goldust and Tatsu defeated Barreta and Croft in a match to determine the number one contenders to the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. However, Goldust and Tatsu failed in capturing the titles on the final episode of ECW on Syfy. The team of Goldust and Yoshi Tatsu came to an end when Tatsu signed with the Raw brand after ECW on SyFy was cancelled.
    The September 29, 2009 episode of ECW on Syfy saw Goldust win his first match on ECW in an 8-Man Tag-Team match where Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal to score the win for their team.
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    Following this loss, he garnered his first number one contender's match for the ECW Championship on the September 15, 2009 episode of ECW on Syfy in a 10-Man Battle Royal where he was the seventh participant eliminated and Zack Ryder earning the title shot in the end.
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    The team of Goldust and Hornswoggle came to an end on June 29, 2009 when Goldust was traded to the ECW brand via a 15-man trade, marking the first time that Rhodes has been on another brand other than Raw.
    More Details Hide Details His debut match for the brand came on the July 14 episode of ECW, in which he lost to Zack Ryder. In the upcoming weeks, he started a feud with Sheamus leading to his first televised singles win in several months on Superstars against Sheamus pinning him using an inside cradle. After several weeks of feuding, Sheamus defeated Goldust in a "No Disqualifications" match on the September 1 episode of ECW on Syfy to end the feud.
    Goldust participated in the 2009 Royal Rumble match and stared down his real-life half-brother, Cody Rhodes, but was eliminated by him later.
    More Details Hide Details Goldust participated at WrestleMania XXV as a lumberjack during the tag team championship unification match between The Colóns and John Morrison and The Miz. On May 25, episode of Raw, Goldust teamed up with Hornswoggle in a tag team match, where they defeated Festus and The Brian Kendrick. Goldust then teamed with Hornswoggle on multiple occasions, mainly feuding with Kendrick, where they had many matches both on WWE Superstars and Raw.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A noticeably slimmer and quicker Rhodes finally made a full time return on the Raw roster once again on the November 24, 2008 episode of Raw, where he defeated Santino Marella.
    On October 26, 2008, Rhodes returned to the WWE and turned face on Cyber Sunday under his Goldust persona as part of the three choices (the other two being Roddy Piper and The Honky Tonk Man) that the fans could choose to face Santino Marella for the Intercontinental Championship.
    More Details Hide Details After Honky Tonk Man was chosen and won via disqualification, Goldust and Piper entered the ring and the three candidates fought Marella, afterwards celebrating together in the ring. 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. The match ended when Goldust and Piper distracted Marella so that Honky Tonk Man could smash his guitar over Marella's head.
    Following his release from TNA in early 2008, Runnels briefly returned to Coastal Championship Wrestling to face the members of Phi Delta Slam (Bruno Sassi and Big Tilly) before beginning his fifth stint in WWE in October 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    In mid-2007, he made several appearances with Hermie Sadler's UWF promotion to hype his return to TNA, making his debut on March 2 with a victory over Steve Corino.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared with UWF throughout his second tenure with TNA, facing the likes of Scott Steiner, Sabu, David Flair, Andrew Martin, and D'Lo Brown. His tenure in UWF also saw him compete in the often-considered "cross-promotional" War Games match against Team JBL (managed by John Bradshaw Layfield, who was signed to WWE as a commentator at the time) consisting of Steve Corino, C.W. Anderson, the Latin American Xchange, and Elix Skipper. Runnels was a member of Sgt. Slaughter's Team Slaughter, along with the Steiner Brothers and the Mack Brothers. Team Slaughter won the bout. Runnels' final appearance with UWF on September 22, 2007, where he and Abyss were on the losing end of a tag team bout against D'Lo Brown and a local football coach.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In January 2006, Goldust took part in the Royal Rumble match and was assigned once again to the Raw brand until he was released from his WWE contract on June 14, 2006 for no-showing an appearance.
    More Details Hide Details On January 28, 2007, it was announced that Rhodes would appear at the February 17, 2007 All Japan Pro Wrestling show in the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. On February 15, Rhodes, identified as Gold Dustin, appeared at ringside during a match involving The Great Muta, resulting in a brawl between Rhodes and The Great Muta. On February 17, Rhodes and Jinsei Shinzaki were defeated by The Great Muta and Yoshihiro Tajiri in a tag team bout. On July 15, 2007, Rhodes returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at Victory Road and aligned himself with Christian Cage by helping him defeat "Wildcat" Chris Harris. In an interview on TNA Impact! conducted by Mike Tenay, Rhodes discussed accusations of having a split personality and stated that he was going to embrace it and let it out. TNA presented the interview as being an emotional breakdown on the part of Rhodes. On August 12 at Hard Justice, Rhodes debuted his new ring name, Black Reign, and a "new, darker and bizarre look". At Hard Justice, Harris defeated Black Reign via DQ when Reign attacked several referees. The next week, the gimmick was explored even further, saying that Rhodes constantly switches between Rhodes and Reign. He was featured at Bound for Glory in a Monster's Ball match against Rhino, Abyss, and Raven, which he lost. Reign challenged Abyss to a "Shop of Horrors" match at Genesis and lost.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    Rhodes returned to World Wrestling Entertainment on October 31, 2005 repackaged as a heel and back under the Goldust attire, as Jonathan Coachman enlisted him and Vader to attack Batista.
    More Details Hide Details Goldust and Vader unsuccessfully interfered in a Street Fight between Batista and Coachman on behalf of Coachman at Taboo Tuesday. Following the event, Goldust once again disappeared from television.
    His TNA contract expired in April 2005 and he chose not to renew it, leaving TNA.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    In December 2004, he returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, once again wrestling as Dustin Rhodes.
    More Details Hide Details He feuded with Raven, Kid Kash, and Bobby Roode during his time there.
    On February 4, 2004, he debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as "The Lone Star" Dustin Rhodes, unsuccessfully challenging Jeff Jarrett for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
    More Details Hide Details On February 18, Runnels and El Leon defeated Kevin Northcutt and Legend in a tag team bout.
    Runnels didn't appear on the independent circuit for the rest of 2004 and much of 2005, until the first WrestleReunion, teaming with his father and Mike Graham against Abdullah the Butcher, Kevin Sullivan, and CM Punk.
    More Details Hide Details After his departure from TNA, he made a few appearances with Dusty for CCW against Phi Delta Slam. Runnels also competed on the Tribute to Starrcade show on November 19 in a match against Terry Funk, which ended in a No-Contest. After returning to his fourth stint with WWE, Runnels once again disappeared from the indies, but made a special appearance with Jerry Lawler's Memphis Wrestling on March 3, 2006, as Goldust, in a match against Lawler, which he lost after Lawler hit him with a steel chain. Runnels was released from his fourth stint with WWE on June 14. Two weeks and six days later, on July 1, he returned to WORLD-1, defeating Tully Blanchard in the main event. On October 14, he appeared with the UK promotion One Pro Wrestling, under the name Gold Dustin (the name he would use in AJPW) with a victory over Curry Man.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    Following his release from WWE in December 2003, Runnels returned to the independent circuit while concurrently competing in his first stint with TNA.
    More Details Hide Details He first appeared for the Japanese promotion WORLD-1, as Dusty Rhodes Jr., working three dates in early April, all singles matches and all victories. In July, Runnels returned to the United States and appeared for Full Impact Pro, tag teaming with Barry Windham and defeating the Cuban Assassin and Ryze.
    WWE allowed his contract to expire in December 2003.
    More Details Hide Details In-between his various stints with WWE and TNA, Runnels competed on the independent circuit, first appearing for his father's promotion, Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling. Competing as Dustin Rhodes, he captured the TCW Heavyweight Championship from Scotty Riggs on January 26, but vacated the title immediately afterwards after it was confirmed that he would be returning to WWE. Following his return to the WWE at the 2002 Royal Rumble, he made two more appearances with TCW, the first in a six-man tag team match with his father Dusty and Ron Studd against Riggs, Fake Goldust, and Jason Sugarmann, and the second in a singles victory over Steve Corino.
    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 Titles.
    More Details Hide Details Following the dissolution of the tag team, Rhodes developed a gimmick whereupon he contracted a stutter, as well as Tourette's-like symptoms (which continue to this day), upon receiving a shock from a Round Tube during an attack at the hands of Batista and Randy Orton. Rhodes appeared sporadically thereafter, forming a tag team with Lance Storm in August 2003. In fall 2003, Booker T. began receiving mysterious, haunting messages for a few weeks from somebody. The messages only said "I remember". It was rumored that the messages would be from Goldust, which would have begun a feud between the two. Suddenly, the angle was never mentioned again on television and the company announced on their web site that they would not be renewing Rhodes' contract.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    In June 2002, Booker was ejected from the nWo by Shawn Michaels, sparking a feud between the nWo and Booker and Goldust.
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    In May 2002, Booker joined the nWo, with Goldust's request to join the faction rejected.
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    On January 20, 2002, Rhodes officially returned by taking part in the Royal Rumble, reprising his Goldust character.
    More Details Hide Details 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'd like. He eventually revealed the person he was talking about was Rob Van Dam by attacking him on Raw. Van Dam defeated him in a singles match at No Way Out 2002. After the loss, he moved on to the hardcore division, where he won the Hardcore Championship on seven occasions. When the World Wrestling Federation was renamed World Wrestling Entertainment and the roster was divided into two brands, Raw and SmackDown! Goldust was assigned to the Raw brand, where he formed a tag team with Booker T. The duo engaged in numerous comedic vignettes, on one occasion hosting a segment titled Booker T and Goldust at the Movies and delivering reviews of The Scorpion King, a film starring The Rock.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    In December 2001, Rhodes accepted a buyout from his AOL Time Warner contract and was re-signed by the World Wrestling Federation to a 2-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details Promos immediately began airing on WWF television advertising the return of Goldust.
    In July 2001, Rhodes, while still under contract to AOL Time Warner, began wrestling for his father's newly created Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling promotion, winning the promotion's Heavyweight Championship.
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    He wrestled on the very last WCW pay-per-view, WCW Greed on March 18, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2001, WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation, with the WWF neglecting to acquire Rhodes' contract.
    He returned to WCW television in January 2001, assisting his father in his feud with Jarrett and, eventually, Ric Flair.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    Rhodes feuded with Jeff Jarrett before turning heel and feuding with Terry Funk. He was suspended in April 2000 due to an appearance on the WCW Live!
    More Details Hide Details Internet radio program in which he criticized WCW head writer Vince Russo, calling him a "sawed-off midget" and an "asshole".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Rhodes returned to World Championship Wrestling in 1999, filming several vignettes for a fantastical, face-painted character named Seven.
    More Details Hide Details These vignettes contained ominous footage of Rhodes in full makeup standing outside of a child's bedroom window. The gimmick was reported to have been based on "The Strangers" from the 1998 film noir Dark City. The character was dropped after Turner Standards and Practices expressed concern that this gimmick could be misinterpreted as a child abductor. Upon returning to WCW television, Rhodes removed his costume and delivered a worked shoot in which he mocked unrealistic gimmicks as well as his time as Goldust in the WWF. After turning heel upon his return, Rhodes began wrestling as "The American Nightmare" Dustin Rhodes, with his nickname a reference to his father's nickname, "The American Dream".
    In early 1999, Goldust feuded with Al Snow, upon stealing Head, Snow's mascot, and The Blue Meanie, who had recently renamed himself "Bluedust" and adopted many of Goldust's mannerisms.
    More Details Hide Details After Goldust defeated Meanie at St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Meanie became Goldust's apprentice. After Ryan Shamrock became Goldust's valet, Meanie and Shamrock began vying for Goldust's attention. In the same time period, Goldust won the Intercontinental Championship again from Road Dogg and then lost it to The Godfather two weeks later.
  • 1998
    Age 28
    In May 1998, Rhodes declared the end of Goldust and burned his jumpsuit on television, thereby splitting with Luna and eventually getting involved with Terri Runnels once again.
    More Details Hide Details He feuded with Val Venis, who had been involved with Terri during their separation. Now going by his real name, Dustin Runnels began speaking out (mostly in taped vignettes) on the increasingly edgy WWF product and promoting alternatives to watching the show such as reading the Bible. These vignettes were sponsored by the fictional group, "Evangelists Against Television, Movies and Entertainment", the anagram for which reads "EATME" - a thinly veiled joke on the WWF's part. Runnels declared himself a born again Christian, alluding to "his" return, and walking through the crowd with signs reading "he's coming back!" While the return of Christ was clearly implied, Runnels was in fact referencing the return of the Goldust gimmick, which he reprised in October 1998 against Val Venis and then in November 1998, he began feuding with Jeff Jarrett over the attention of his manager, Debra.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    In November 1997, Goldust split with Marlena and refused to cooperate with his Survivor Series teammates, which once again turned him into a heel.
    More Details Hide Details This led to a feud with Vader and the appearance of The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust (a reference to Prince), managed by Luna Vachon. He began mimicking celebrities and fellow wrestlers with characters such as "Chynadust", "Dust Lovedust", "Dustydust", "Hunterdust", "Flashdust", "Marilyn Mansondust", "Sabledust", and "Vaderdust".
    In May 1997, Goldust revealed his identity as Dustin Runnels, the son of Dusty Rhodes.
    More Details Hide Details In the summer and fall of that year, he joined other wrestlers in their conflict with The Hart Foundation, feuding in particular with Brian Pillman, to whom he lost the services of Marlena for thirty days. Just before the thirty days were up, Pillman died hours before Badd Blood of heart disease on October 5, 1997.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    In August 1996, Goldust briefly gained control over Mankind and feuded with The Undertaker.
    More Details Hide Details His attention soon turned to Marc Mero and his then wife Sable. Goldust and Marlena attempted to get Sable to join their team, but Mero won the feud and kept her by his side.
    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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    The feud culminated at the Royal Rumble on January 21, 1996, where Goldust defeated Ramon for the Intercontinental Championship due to interference from the 1-2-3 Kid.
    More Details Hide Details This match also marked the debut of his valet, Marlena, portrayed by his then-wife Terri. With a seductively nonchalant character, Marlena sat at ringside in a director's chair, advising Goldust while smoking a cigar. A rematch between Goldust and Ramon at WrestleMania XII was canceled after Ramon was suspended, with Goldust instead wrestling and losing to Roddy Piper in a non-title "Hollywood Backlot Brawl".
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Goldust initially feuded with Razor Ramon, whom he stalked and sent messages to throughout late 1995.
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    As Goldust, Runnels wrestled and won his debut match on October 22, 1995 against Marty Jannetty at the In Your House 4 pay-per-view.
    More Details Hide Details Runnels wrestled first in a gold and white and later a black and gold colored jumpsuit while wearing black and gold face paint and a platinum blonde wig over his short platinum blonde hair, with his appearance modeled after an Academy Award. While competing in matches, Goldust utilized such tactics as groping his opponents and expressing affection towards them in the midst of his onslaught.
    In September 1995, Rhodes returned to the World Wrestling Federation, wrestling as a villain nicknamed "the bizarre one" because of his somewhat spooky, very suggestive mannerisms and presence under the name Goldust.
    More Details Hide Details He deliberately attempted to creep out his opponents through lewd and flirtatious mind games. The character is portrayed as being obsessed with films and the color gold, as a pun of the Oscars Statuette.
  • 1993
    Age 23
    In 1993, Rhodes married Terri Runnels (née Boatright), whom he met while they were both working for WCW. They have a daughter, Dakota, who was born in 1994. Dustin's strained relationship with his father caused problems in their marriage, and Terri alleges that Dusty spread rumors about her that included infidelity and "gold-digging." The couple divorced in 1999 after six years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Years after the divorce, they were able to have a "better relationship" for the sake of their daughter.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    He 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. In October 1992, Rhodes and Barry Windham won the World Tag Team Championship. One month later, Windham turned on Rhodes, beginning a feud. In January 1993, Rhodes won the United States Heavyweight Championship.
    More Details Hide Details In the same month, he began a lengthy feud with Rick Rude that lasted until August. Rhodes lost the title to "Stunning" Steve Austin in December 1993. In March 1994, Rhodes started feuding with Bunkhouse Buck and Col. Robert Parker. After Parker introduced Arn Anderson and Terry Funk as adversaries for Runnels, Runnels responded by bringing his father, a former enemy of Funk, back into the ring to team with him again against Parker's Stud Stable. In December 1994, Parker introduced another opponent for Rhodes, The Blacktop Bully. In March 1995, Rhodes and The Blacktop Bully both bladed during a King of the Road match at the 1995 Uncensored pay-per-view after being instructed to by one another, which was against corporate policy at the time in WCW. They were subsequently fired as a result.
    On January 19, 1991 at the Royal Rumble, Rhodes and his father Dusty lost to Ted DiBiase and Virgil in a tag team bout, and left immediately after. In February 1991, Rhodes joined World Championship Wrestling, wrestling as "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes.
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  • 1990
    Age 20
    Rhodes debuted as a fan favorite in the World Wrestling Federation in late 1990, wrestling as Dustin Rhodes.
    More Details Hide Details In December 1990, Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase in a televised ten-minute challenge match.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1969.
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