Several wrestlers from the past and present have taken to social media to react to Goldust (real name Dustin Rhodes) announcing his departure from WWE.
In July, Goldust underwent surgery on both knees and hasn’t worked a match under the WWE banner since then. In fact, he hasn’t been used on television. Over the weekend, The former WWE Intercontinental Champion issued a statement on leaving the company.
Rhodes is slated to take on his brother, Cody, at the AEW Double Or Nothing event in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25th.
You can see several WWE stars react to the news here:
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) April 21, 2019
— Beth Copeland (@TheBethPhoenix) April 21, 2019
It wasn’t so much the paint, but the man beneath the paint. Goldust was an Amazing character. So entertaining. BUT…. Dustin was one of the best and most polished in ring performers that I’ve ever seen. Farewell my friend. #ThankYouGoldust https://t.co/imiHdQrDCi
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) April 21, 2019
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 21, 2019
Thank you for allowing me to part of your career. Without you I might have sank. Without you I have no Wrestlemania moment (in my hometown). Without you I'm less knowledgeable. I appreciate you. I love you. I owe you. Thank you!#ThankYouGoldust pic.twitter.com/DaARRww24s
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) April 21, 2019
#ThankYouGoldust 💛 nothing but love and respect, my friend. One of the best people I know in and out of the ring. Thank you for all you’ve done and always supporting me @dustinrhodes https://t.co/dRnqRj4tFp
— Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) April 21, 2019
You’re top shelf, Dustin. Looks like you DID visit the Lake of Fire (Reincarnation). Great luck in the future, my friend.
— Matt Hardy, REDEFINED (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 21, 2019