Longtime WWE star Goldust was recently interviewed on the Sports Guys Talking Wrestling podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Goldust admitted that he's at the end of his wrestling career in WWE, and also discussed the importance of storytelling in wrestling. Here are the highlights:
Nearing the end of his wrestling career:
"I've wrestled just about everybody there is to wrestle, done just about every character reincarnation that I can come up with," Goldust said. "What's next? I'm at the end of my career here and about to be 50 in April. What else is there to do? I don't know.
"My body's getting older, they're getting younger and faster. It takes a toll on an old man's body like myself or [Kane] or Mark Henry or 'Taker. You gotta do it a little bit less. You can't go balls to the wall like we used to."
"I can still hang for a little bit with these kids," said Goldust. "But I've gotta give them credit as they're going out there for 30 minutes hard and fast and they can still tell stories. That's big for me, it's telling stories for people.
"Tell a story. You don't have to do a thousand things in two minutes when you can do one just as good and still tell that story with your face, or how you land, or your reaction. That's a lost art. Storytelling is a big part of our industry and if given time you can do it properly.
"If you're Roman Reigns, if you're Braun Strowman, you're getting a weekly deal to tell that story and then it starts to work and you start feeling it."
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions