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I think most of us agree that the storyline involving the Rhodes family has been one of the best things going in WWE recently. The fans have really gotten behind the Rhodes’ as they’ve battled against the odds to get the best of Triple H and The Shield. It has been pretty much a perfect story but there’s one little thing I would have changed. For this particular storyline Dustin looks a little out of place as Goldust.

I know for pretty much his entire WWE career Dustin Rhodes has played the role of Goldust and the fans love the gimmick. Considering he wasn’t even on the roster at the beginning of this angle and hadn’t played Goldust for a couple years Dustin probably would have been better off leaving the wig and face paint behind. I think coming back as just Dustin Rhodes instead of Goldust would have served a couple purposes. First of all Dustin would just look more natural (no pun intended WCW fans) just being himself standing with Dusty and Cody. This angle doesn’t require such an over the top character. Dustin just being himself would have sold the more serious nature of this angle.

The other reason is Dustin could have brought Goldust back later. For years people have wanted a match between Goldust and Cody. I never really got the appeal of that but we’re at the point where it finally may happen. Michael Cole told the story before the match at Battleground. Dusty was never there for Dustin. They had a strained relationship for years. Dustin always strived for Dusty’s approval but only got criticism. Dustin created Goldust just to get out of Dusty’s shadow and create his own identity. On the other hand Dusty was the ideal father for Cody. He was always there for Cody and was always proud and encouraging. Cody was proud to wrestle under the Rhodes name as he always had Dusty’s full support. The story is simple so eventually the brothers are going to drop the titles and have an ugly falling out. After Dustin turns on Cody would have been the perfect time to bring back Goldust. Jealousy causes Dustin to turn on his brother and Goldust returns as Dustin once again tries to distance himself from the family he feels he doesn’t fit with.

What do you guys think? Did WWE make a mistake by bringing Dustin back as Goldust right away? We’ve all seen Goldust wrestle as Dustin many times so it’s not like it would have been unusual to see him without the paint. Don’t misunderstand me. I have enjoyed the angle and loved the match at Battleground. I just think Dustin is a better fit for this angle and they could have had more drama by saving the Goldust return for the feud with Cody.
 

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I like the way it's being handled. Sure, most of us know hes Dustin but he's been Goldust longer than many fans have been alive. They are refering to them as brothers and I think we'll see more and more Dustin as it progresses until hes Dustin, not Goldust.
 

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I think it was the right choice him being Goldust, I mean, remember how cody elminated him at The Royal Rumble, I wonder if that will be brought up soon if these guys end up having a match, plus more people are familiar with him as Goldust and Goldust has more character than when he was just Dustin, so I do think Goldust was without a doubt the best persona for him to have, plus it was his last one he had too when he left the WWE so it makes sense.

It's like when The Godfather appeared at The Royal Rumble, personally I would much prefer him to appear as Papa Shango, but I can see why he came back as The Godfather instead.

 

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It lead from Cody's comments upon being fired. His dad being put in polka-dots & his brother in ridiculous paint by the McMahons. It may have made sense for him to come in as Dustin and denounce the Goldust character following on from those comments but.....he is Goldust. It's the most popular character he's ever had (and any other 'characters' were clear rip-offs of Goldy - See Seven in WCW or Black Reign in TNA). He denounced the Goldust character once and it bombed (but did give us one of the most hilarious background comments during a promo).

Overall, should he have come in as Dustin, probably. Would the storyline have worked as well if he had? Probably not.
 

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No, Dustin IS Goldust and Goldust IS Dustin. The lines were blurred in the 90s and it's already been done before with him being Dustin in 1998 and it just didn't work. Being GOldust doesn't take away the fact that he is Dustin in any way.
 

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Fuck no.
 

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No. But there are some segments where he probably didn't need to have the face paint on. He shouldn't have on all the time, it should be how Sting now only has his face paint on for his matches. Everyone knows the Dustin and Goldust are the same person.
 

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I don't think coming back as Dustin would have made the storyline any better tbh. It would have taken long for fans to get along with him if he came back as Dustin too, so Goldust for me seeing he left as the character and it was what made him popular.
 

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If he did, it would have been as awkward as when Brian Christopher aka Grand Master Sexay's returned. Not even gonna link the YouTube video because its so cringy.
 
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