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 6 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 ...
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The Wrestler in Real Life - Grantland
Google News - over 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
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    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.
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    On the April 11, 2011 episode of Raw, he was seen (without makeup) hugging Edge after his retirement speech.
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  • 2010
    Age 40
    On December 14, 2010, WWE released Rhodes' autobiography titled, "Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness".
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    On December 2, 2010, Goldust announced over Twitter his first acting role in the horror movie The Fire Witch.
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    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.
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    As part of the 2010 WWE Supplemental Draft, Goldust was drafted back to the Raw brand.
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    On March 3, 2010, Goldust joined the SmackDown brand, making it the first time that Goldust had ever been officially on the SmackDown roster.
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  • 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.
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    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.
    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.
    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.
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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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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    His TNA contract expired in April 2005 and he chose not to renew it, leaving TNA.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    In December 2004, he returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, once again wrestling as Dustin Rhodes.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    WWE allowed his contract to expire in December 2003.
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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 Titles.
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  • 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.
    In May 2002, Booker joined the nWo, with Goldust's request to join the faction rejected.
    On January 20, 2002, Rhodes officially returned by taking part in the Royal Rumble, reprising his Goldust character.
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  • 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.
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    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.
    He wrestled on the very last WCW pay-per-view, WCW Greed on March 18, 2001.
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    He returned to WCW television in January 2001, assisting his father in his feud with Jarrett and, eventually, Ric Flair.
  • 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!
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Rhodes returned to World Championship Wrestling in 1999, filming several vignettes for a fantastical, face-painted character named Seven.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    In May 1997, Goldust revealed his identity as Dustin Runnels, the son of Dusty Rhodes.
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  • 1996
    Age 26
    In August 1996, Goldust briefly gained control over Mankind and feuded with The Undertaker.
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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.
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 25
    Goldust initially feuded with Razor Ramon, whom he stalked and sent messages to throughout late 1995.
    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
  • 1990
    Age 20
    Rhodes debuted as a fan favorite in the World Wrestling Federation in late 1990, wrestling as Dustin Rhodes.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1969.
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