Weight: 232 lbs.
From: Hollywood, Calif.
Signature Move: Curtain Call
Career Highlights: Intercontinental Champion; World Tag Team Champion; WWE Tag Team Champion
Beneath the platinum blond wig, sleek latex and gobs of gold face paint is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. Good luck trying to understand him, though. Goldust is a twisted enigma wrapped in a package of many surprises. Or, as some of his past rivals probably would describe him, "a sick freak."
The WWE Universe has been taken on a long, fascinating trip since The Bizarre One first strutted his bedazzled stuff in 1995. With an envelope-pushing style that predated the scandalous Attitude Era, Goldust instantly became a Superstar to watch and an oddity to fear. When the cameras were rolling on him, you got the sense anything could happen.
After winning his debut match against Marty Jannetty at In Your House in ’95, he soon turned his attention to a polar opposite, a greased slice of oozing machismo known as Razor Ramon. Seemingly at will, as would be the norm with "The Prince of Perversion," he prodded and manipulated Razor's mind like a chunk of Silly Putty. Capitalizing on his unusual tactics, Goldust defeated "The Bad Guy" at the 1996 Royal Rumble to win the Intercontinental Championship. It wasn't just his first WWE title, but also the first for his brand new "director," the cigar-smoking seductress Marlena.
Other memorable rivalries would follow, as Goldust targeted Marc Mero, Brian Pillman and Vader, while dumping Marlena briefly for an even stranger companion, Luna Vachon. Following some time spent in WCW, The Bizarre One didn't miss a beat in his 2002 return to WWE, finding great success in the hardcore division — a suitable home for a Superstar who does everything in excess.
As Goldust embraced the extreme, he found an unlikely ally in Booker T. The tandem went on to delight the WWE Universe with numerous comedic vignettes and later captured the World Tag Team Championships before being forced to split up. Still, Book remains locked in his Fave 5.
Although he wasn’t an active Superstar in October 2013, a conflict between his brother, Cody Rhodes, and The Authority brought Goldust back to WWE as he began to fight for his family name. After Cody was fired and Dusty Rhodes was punched out by Big Show in a humiliating moment, The Bizarre One and his brother challenged Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns at WWE Battleground. With Dusty in their corner, the Rhodes boys beat The Shield and earned spots on the active roster. Soon after, The Bizarre One and his brother defeated Rollins & Reigns to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions.
Rhodes & Goldust have had no shortage of challengers to their titles, but they've worked together to overcome The Real Americans, Curtis Axel & Ryback and every other team they've faced. Their next opponents? Attitude Era standouts The New Age Outlaws who are riding once again and will face the brothers Rhodes at Royal Rumble.
In a run that began as a bit of shock value and evolved into a legacy, Goldust has exhibited why he shouldn't be dismissed as a walking freak show. He has heart, he has pride and he's made sure that no one will ever forget his name.