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Later that night, Rhodes participated in the Rumble match and lasted for twenty seven minutes the fourth longest of the matcheliminating four men including his half-brother Goldustbefore being eliminated by the eventual winner John Cena. Cody Rhodes and Goldust On the September 2 Raw, as punishment for speaking out against Chief Operating Officer Triple H's authoritarian rule, Rhodes was forced to put his job on the line when he faced WWE Champion Randy Orton in a non-title match; it was also mentioned that Rhodes was soon to be married Rhodes lost and was duly "fired".
It was also put in place to put in the impending return of his half-brother Dustin, who is more well known as Goldust. Over the next few weeks, Goldust also lost to Orton with Cody's reinstatement on the line, while his father Dusty Rhodes was knocked out by Big Show while pleading for his sons to get their jobs back.
He and Goldust also entered the Rumble match itself. Goldust accidentally eliminated Rhodes right before Roman Reigns eliminated him.
Goldust and Rhodes faced the Outlaws in a rematch on Raw after the Royal Rumble, which ended in a no contest after Brock Lesnar attacked them both. The titles rematch was then rescheduled for the February 3 Raw in a steel cage.
Rhodes was pinned following a moonsault off the top of the cage onto Road Dogg, who was not the legal man at the time, allowing Billy Gunn to use the Fame-Ass-er and win the match for The New Age Outlaws.
After losing to Curtis Axel and Ryback, Cody, told Goldust to find a better tag team partner and left his brother.
Stardust in January On the June 16 Raw, Rhodes debuted a new character called Stardust a ring name also previously used by his father during his time in American Wrestling Associationwith face paint, a bodysuit and mannerisms similar to those of Goldust.
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He teamed with his brother to defeat RybAxel that night and then at both Money in the Bank and on Raw. After the match, both Stardust and Goldust turned into villains and attacked The Usos. The next week, Gold and Stardust explained their actions that the fans were holding them back and that attacking The Usos put them one step closer to "reaching the Cosmic Key in the Galactic Universe".
They lost the title to Damien Mizdow and The Miz in a fatal four-way tag team match also involving The Usos and Los Matadores the next month at Survivor Serieswhile also losing a rematch the next night on Raw. In early FebruaryGoldust and Stardust were defeated by The Ascension and once again began tensions with Stardust showing his frustrations at Goldust.
After the match, Goldust called Stardust "Cody" and Stardust responded by telling Goldust to never refer to him by that name again. He then explained to his father that Cody Rhodes was dead and Dusty may as well be, too. Years later, Runnels stated that Vince McMahon called him and offered him the gimmick and mentioned " androgynous " several times; Runnels, wanting a separate identity from his father at the time, promptly accepted without knowing what the word "androgynous" meant, then promptly looked it up in the dictionary after getting off the phone with McMahon and shocked to see what it meant said to himself "What did I get myself in to?
The feud culminated at the Royal Rumble on January 21,where Goldust defeated Ramon for the Intercontinental Championship due to interference from the 1—2—3 Kid. This match also marked the debut of Goldust's valetMarlena, portrayed by his then wife Terri.
With her seductive, coolly unconcerned and mysterious character, Marlena complemented Goldust. Her gimmick consisted of sitting at ringside in a director's chair during Goldust's matches, advising him while smoking large brown cigars.
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. This marked the 1st time Goldust changed into a fan favorite rather than the heelish character he was prior. In the summer and fall of that year, he joined other wrestlers in their conflict with The Hart Foundationfeuding in particular with Brian Pillmanto whom he lost the services of Marlena for thirty days.
Just before the thirty days were up, Pillman died of heart disease hours before the Badd Blood event on October 5, In NovemberGoldust split with Marlena and refused to cooperate with his Survivor Series teammates, which once again turned him into a heel. He began mimicking celebrities and fellow wrestlers with characters such as " Chynadust ", " Dust Lovedust ", " Dustydust ", " Hunterdust ", " Flashdust ", " Marilyn Mansondust ", " Sabledust ", and " Vaderdust " in early 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.
While the return of Christ was clearly implied, Runnels was in fact referencing the return of the Goldust gimmick, which he reprised in October against Val Venis and then in Novemberhe began feuding with Jeff Jarrett over the attention of his manager, Debra. In earlyGoldust feuded with Al Snowupon stealing Head, Snow's mascot, and The Blue Meaniewho had recently renamed himself "Bluedust" and adopted many of Goldust's mannerisms.
After Goldust defeated Meanie at St. Valentine's Day MassacreMeanie became Goldust's apprentice.
In the same time period, Goldust won the Intercontinental Championship again from Road Dogg and then lost it to The Godfather two weeks later. He would team up with Blue Meanie having a few matches against the Hardy Boyz until Goldust left the company in May Second return to WCW[ edit ] The American Nightmare — [ edit ] Runnels returned to World Championship Wrestling infilming several vignettes for a fantastical, face-painted character named Seven.
These vignettes contained ominous footage of Rhodes in full makeup standing outside a child's bedroom window. The gimmick was reported to have been based on "The Strangers" from the 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, Runnels began wrestling as "The American Nightmare" Dustin Rhodes, with his nickname a reference to his father's nickname, "The American Dream".
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Rhodes feuded with Jeff Jarrett before feuding with Terry Funk. In reality, he was suspended due to an appearance on the WCW Live! Internet radio program in which he criticized WCW head writer Vince Russocalling him a "sawed-off midget" and an "asshole". Promos immediately began airing on WWF television advertising the return of Goldust. On January 20,he officially returned by taking part in the Royal Rumblereprising his Goldust character.
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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He eventually revealed the person he was talking about was Rob Van Dam by attacking him on Rawturning heel in the process. Van Dam defeated him in a singles match at No Way Out. After the loss, he moved on to the hardcore division, where he won the Hardcore Championship on nine occasions. 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 Kinga film starring The Rock. Following the dissolution of the tag team, Goldust contracted a stutter and Tourette's -like symptoms, upon receiving a shock from a Round Tube during an attack at the hands of Batista and Randy Orton.
Goldust appeared in character on the Howard Stern Show in March In fallBooker 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. WWE allowed his contract to expire in December Independent circuit — [ edit ] Rhodes signing autographs, without his face paint 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.
Runnels did not appear on the independent circuit for the rest of and much ofuntil the first WrestleReunionteaming with his father and Mike Graham against Abdullah the ButcherKevin Sullivanand CM Punk. 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,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 Runnels was a member of Sgt. Team Slaughter won the bout. Runnels' final appearance with UWF was on September 22,where he and Abyss were on the losing end of a tag team bout against D'Lo Brown and a local football coach. In JanuaryGoldust 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, for no-showing an appearance. TNA presented the interview as being an emotional breakdown on the part of Rhodes.