Following the dissolution of the tag team, Goldust contracted a stutter and Tourette's-like symptoms, upon receiving a shock from a Round Tube during an attack at the hands of Batista and Randy Orton. This fake marriage was also a sham in storylines as Aksana, who is from Lithuania, only married Dustin to gain citizenship. At WrestleMania 31, Goldust participated in the 2nd annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, where he was eliminated by Ryback. Dustin Rhodes had a bloody good time in ‘Scare Package’ Dustin Rhodes shines in ‘Scare Package’ Being a second-generation wrestler can come with all kinds of pressure, but being the son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes was like carrying the world on his shoulders at times for Dustin Rhodes. [4] She worked at WCW for two years. she seems to have a luxurious lifestyle as she is spotted attending different events, wearing fancy and expensive outfits. Runnels also competed on the Tribute to Starrcade show on November 19 in a match against Terry Funk, which ended in a No-Contest. On May 27, 2002, she briefly held the perpetually contested Hardcore Championship when she pinned Steven Richards, though he immediately pinned her to regain the title. Runnels has appeared in three WWE video games. [37], American professional wrestler and manager, NWA World Championship Wrestling (1988–1991), World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment, "Terri Runnels reveals brain, not body, in shoot DVD", "No Way Out for Cactus Jack? Goldust replied by saying they "win and lose as a team". Rhodes who retired in 2007, worked with young talent in the company’s developmental system in Florida. [26] Goldust participated in the 2009 Royal Rumble match and stared down his real-life half-brother, Cody Rhodes, but was eliminated by him later. The Golden Truth later entered into a feud with The Shining Stars. Michelle Rubio was married to semi-retired professional wrestler, Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. better known by his ring name “Dusty Rhodes” for over 30-years. He met her in Tampa, Florida, when he was 30 years old, and Michelle was 19. He has been in three celebrity relationships averaging approximately 3.4 years each. [54] On the October 18 episode of Raw, DiBiase tried to reclaim his Million Dollar Championship after Goldust's match with Zack Ryder by attacking him, but he was unsuccessful in retrieving his belt. Furthermore, she might have a collection of some of the luxurious cars, but the details are yet to be revealed in the media. These gigs could make him around $15,000 to $25,000 according to online sources. [4] She grew up as a Southern Baptist, but later became non-denominational. Runnels' feud with The Inner Circle concluded when he lost to Jake Hager in Hager's AEW debut match at Revolution. Goldust and Marlena attempted to get Sable to join their team, but Mero won the feud and kept her by his side. His tenure in UWF also saw him compete in the often-considered "cross-promotional" War Games match against Team JBL (managed by John Bradshaw Layfield, who was signed to WWE as a commentator at the time) consisting of Steve Corino, C.W. Finally, Rhodes moved in with his father, who had relocated to Charlotte, N. C. (even big-name wrestlers went where the work was); Dusty's second wife, Michelle; and Dustin… [110] On the Road to Double or Nothing special, Dustin Rhodes announced that if he were to lose to Kip Sabian in the first round of the TNT Championship tournament then he would retire. [36] On the November 10 episode of ECW on Syfy, Goldust won his first televised singles match on the ECW brand by pinning Paul Burchill. [109] On the October 23, 2019 episode of Dynamite where he helped his brother Cody and MJF attack Chris Jericho and his stable The Inner Circle. [52], During the season 2 finale of NXT on August 31, 2010, it was announced that Goldust would take part in NXT's third season as a Pro with Aksana as his Rookie. Rhodes made an appearance on the April 9, 2012 edition of Raw where he, along with numerous other WWE officials and superstars, were attempting to break up a brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena. [77][78] At Fastlane, Goldust inadvertently cost R-Truth his match against Curtis Axel. The pair received a title shot at Clash of the Champions XVII, but Windham was injured prior to the event. Post-match, the brothers embraced after the announcement they would reunite to face The Young Bucks at the Fight for the Fallen event on July 13. [75] Goldust and Stardust appeared in backstage segments, speaking of a "Cosmic Key". How much was Dust Rhodes' Net Worth? [3][8] In an April 2015 interview with Vince Russo, Runnels stated that she was flown up on April 1, 2004 to the WWE offices for a meeting with WWE executives Kevin Dunn and John Laurinaitis where she was told that they were parting ways with her; the reason she was told that she was flown up was because the WWE respected her. [19] Runnels made a short appearance at WrestleMania 22 to give Booker T advice on his match against The Boogeyman where he insinuated that the only way he could beat The Boogeyman was to put worms in his anus. Suddenly, the angle was never mentioned again on television and the company announced on their web site that they would not be renewing Rhodes' contract. Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels (born October 5, 1966) is an American retired professional wrestling manager, television host, and occasional professional wrestler. At WrestleMania 32, Goldust took part in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in a losing effort. He appeared in a dark 26-man battle royal match at WrestleMania XXVI, but failed to win, although his past ally Yoshi Tatsu won. In December 2004, he returned to TNA, once again wrestling as Dustin Rhodes. Furthermore, Runnels is also actively involved in the charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Miracle Network, and Hermie & Elliott Sadler Foundation and Fit Kids Marathon. [4] When the company was purchased by Ted Turner in 1988 and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), she moved to Atlanta and continued doing make-up for some of the wrestlers. He wrestled on the final WCW pay-per-view, Greed on March 18, 2001. She eventually switched to the backstage interviewer's work and this expanded her WWE contract. [8][9] Weeks later, Brown discovered that Runnels had never been pregnant. [3] The cigar-smoking aspect of the character came about because Runnels enjoyed smoking them in real life. but Goldust later confirmed that his return was a one night only deal.[68]. Dustin Rhodes vs. Jake Hager. Rhodes' initial WCW run lasted only a few months, as he exited the company two months after his father. [71] At Battleground, Cody and Goldust won their jobs back when they defeated the WWE Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a non-title match. Michelle was born in the United States of America. Michelle and her ex-husband shared four children. 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[2] On February 17, Rhodes and Jinsei Shinzaki were defeated by The Great Muta and Yoshihiro Tajiri in a tag team bout.[2]. [10] Runnels has also appeared in the second most Royal Rumble matches, at 13. The salute was provided by the whole WWE roster and McMahon family. [30], The team of Goldust and Hornswoggle came to an end on June 29, 2009, when Goldust was traded to the ECW brand via a 15-man trade,. At TLC: Tables Ladders and Chairs, the Rhodes Brothers retained the title in a fatal-4-way elimination match against Curtis Axel and Ryback, The Real Americans and Big Show and Rey Mysterio, but they lost the title to The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) at the Royal Rumble. Moreover, to have such kind of lifestyle, it is impossible without a handsome paycheque. [2] Later the same night, he appeared for an interview, as Dustin Rhodes, without his Black Reign make-up and stated that his "alter ego" has been scaring him since when he was a little kid.