WWE News EXCLUSIVE: Goldust reveals how surprise Rumble entry happened, when did he find out?, facing off with his brother, McMahon's reaction, will there be a Goldust-Cody match at WM?
Feb 2, 2013 - 3:18:05 PM
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Former WWE wrestler Goldust (Dustin Runnels) revealed details on how his surprise Royal Rumble appearance came about in an exclusive interview on Friday's PWTorch Livecast.
Goldust said he was informed of his role in the Rumble match "a couple days" before the PPV on January 27. He then talked over his anticipated "moment" with brother Cody Rhodes before the Rumble match.
"They told me at the last-minute basically. They told me there might be a moment for Cody and me again. I was very, very pleased with that. So, very excited about it, and it's just a good thing that I've been keeping my ass in shape," Goldust told PWTorch editor Wade Keller in the exclusive interview. "Cody called me and said if I stepped in that ring, he was going to kick my ass."
Goldust said WWE management reacted very positively to their Rumble moment. He added that he has talked to WWE head Vince McMahon since the Rumble to discuss a possible brother vs. brother match at WrestleMania, but he's content leaving the decision in McMahon's hands.
"My Twitter stuff last year got shot down, but that's okay," Goldust said. "I'm trying to keep it alive and I think it's starting to spark some interest. It's just a matter of whatever Vince wants to do. He's the boss. He knows what's money and what's not. I stand behind it.
"It would be awesome to step in the ring at WrestleMania. It's not a main-event match, but it's a story-driven match. We haven't had a sibling rivalry in quite some time; I just think it's a good story and we'll put on a hell of a match."
Asked if he thinks the strong crowd reaction to their Rumble moment increases the chances of Vince booking the match, Goldust said, "That's hit or miss sometimes. It just depends. He hears and sees everything, just as everyone else does, and that's not one of those moments that you can bleep out of television. It's all good, positive stuff. Hopefully he's thinking the same thing.
"I've talked to him since then and he said it was awesome. So did Stephanie, Hunter, and all them. It's just, 'What do you want to do with it, Vince? Do you want do anything with it or no?' Cody might be going in a different direction leading into Mania, and he is the future of the business; I'm not."
The "different direction" for Cody is a singles run after Cody and Damien Sandow ended their Rhodes Scholars tandem on Friday's Smackdown episode. If Goldust and Cody don't meet in an actual one-on-one match, Goldust says he's content with the moment they had in the Rumble match.
"If ever there was a WrestleMania Moment at a different PPV, that would have been it for me," Goldust said. "That moment of standing there waiting, and people going out before me, then it gets to my time and the countdown starts. I was breathing heavy; I was very, very nervous."
"When my music hit, I was almost hyperventilating. Then, I heard an eruption I have not heard for myself in many, many years. So, it was like 'holy s---.' Every time I walk through the curtain, my nervousness goes away, but it was very, very special. I would put it right up there with working with Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 12. Probably, to-date, that was my WrestleMania Moment at the Royal Rumble.
"Looking at Cody, basically everyone scattered and got out of the way doing their own things in the corner," Goldust said. "The facials they got of Cody's surprise reaction and then me taking my stuff off and here I come and he's screaming, 'C'mon,' and we just go at it. I felt like I was on top of the world and couldn't be touched. It was, 'Wow, this is in the moment and cool as s---. Finally, I'm getting to do something with Cody.'"
As for match quality of a potential match with Cody, Goldust said he believes he's in the best shape of his career, with help from Diamond Dallas Page's DDPYoga program.
"It's all about the kids, but I'm in better shape than when I started in the business and in my prime. I feel so good," Goldust said. "So, definitely would want - that is my Dream Match is to have with Cody. Whatever stipulation it would be - that's all I have left to do in the business as far as people I want to work. There's only one person I want to work and that's Cody."
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