Friday, June 14, 2024
Dustin Rhodes

Dustin Rhodes

Austin, Texas
Dustin Patrick Runnels
Height & Weight:
232 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE World Tag Team Championship – with Booker T
  • WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Cody Rhodes
  • WWF Hardcore Championship (9 times)
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship (3 times)

Dustin Runnels’ enigmatic, sexually ambiguous gimmick of “Goldust” has frequently been praised as one of the central figures of the Attitude Era—which was a period of very adult content in the WWF/WWE.

He is also known for performing in various promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the name Dustin Rhodes. Among the other names, Runnels has performed under are Black Reign and Seven. Runnels is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. In 2019, he signed with All Elite Wrestling and changed his name back to Dustin Rhodes.

Between WWF/E and WCW, Runnels has officially won 19 total championships. In WCW, he was a two-time United States Champion, a one-time Six-Man Tag Team Champion, a two-time World Tag Team Champion, and a one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion (which the NWA doesn’t recognize). In World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE, he is a three-time Intercontinental Champion, a nine-time Hardcore Champion, a one-time World Tag Team Champion, and a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion.

Notable Matches

vs. Razor Ramon at Royal Rumble 1996

vs. Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania XII

vs. Rick Rude at WCW Beach Blast 1993

w/ Barry Windham vs. Steve Williams & Terry Gordy at WCW Great American Bash 1992

vs. Steve Austin at WCW Starrcade 1993

w/ Booker T vs. Chris Jericho & Christian vs. Lance Storm & William Regal vs. The Dudley Boyz at WWE Armageddon 2002

w/ Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance at WCW Wrestlewar 1992

vs. The Undertaker at WWF In Your House 8: Beware of Dog 2

vs. Cody Rhodes at AEW Double Or Nothing 2019

Notable Feuds

vs. Rick Rude

vs. Razor Ramon

vs. The Undertaker

vs. Brian Pillman

vs. Vader

vs. Val Venis

vs. Jeff Jarrett

vs. Cody Rhodes

Other Notable Accomplishments

NWA World Tag Team Championship – with Barry Windham

WCW United States Championship (2 times)

WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship – with Big Josh and Tom Zenk

WCW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Ricky Steamboat (1) and Barry Windham (1)

NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship

NWA Florida Tag Team Championship – with Mike Graham

CCW Heavyweight Championship

TCW Heavyweight Championship