Family and Origin:
Dustin Runnels wrestled under the both names Goldust and Dustin Rhodes during separate parts of
his career. He is the son of the late-Dusty Rhodes, a WWE Hall of Famer who passed away 2015. He
is also the half-brother of former WWE wrestler, Cody Rhodes.
Goldust is currently married for the third time in his life. He has a daughter with his first wife.
A veteran of the wrestling business, Goldust has wrestled throughout his career all over the world,
with his father’s lineage making him a star that everyone kept their eyes on. It was his 2nd run in
WWE, then known as WWF, that saw the debut of his Goldust character.
The Goldust Character:
While in this sexually ambiguous character, he was nicknamed ‘the bizarre one’ and wore a golden
coloured jumpsuit, with golden and black face paint, and for a short time, a golden wig. Since the
debut of the character as a villain, Goldust has evolved overtime. While in the beginning he made
lewd gestures during the Attitude, the character became an undeniable fan favourite later on.
Goldust fancied himself a director of films, and his “Shattered Dreams Productions” was a part of his
obsession of everything gold, including the Oscars.
Outside the WWE, he wrestled in other than his Goldust Character. He wrestled in WCW as ‘The
American Nightmare’ Dusty Rhodes.
Goldust has had a long career, and with it has come success in Championships. While he won the
Hardcore Championship an incredible 9 times, he also won the Intercontinental Championship and
United States Championship as well.Arguably his greatest success came in the Tag Team Championship scene, where he won multiple championships, with both Booker T and later his half-brother, Cody Rhodes.Currently, he was honoured with the title of Honorary Sheriff’s Deputy, at Williamson County.