Goldust in On the February 2, episode of Raw, after being defeated by The AscensionStardust would start to show his frustrations toward Goldust. He sings the parts for Dethklok's original band manager as well as a blogger.
This marked the 1st time Goldust changed into a fan favorite rather than the heelish character he was prior. At Genesis, Reign's new partner, Rellik which is "Killer" spelled backwardsmade his debut after attacking Abyss. The championship was held up two weeks later. The messages only said "I remember".
Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling and semi—retirement —present [ edit ] ByWindham began competing on the American independent scene in the Florida-based Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, where he won their Heavyweight Championship and held it for sala slot genova better part of a year.
At this time, Windham also formed an alliance with Lex Lugerwho would turn his back on Windham shortly afterward when Luger had aspirations of joining The Four Horsemen. They confirmed their heel turn after attacking El Torito the following night on Main Eventhaving defeated Los Matadores in their tag team match. The duo would then attack the Usos out of frustration, turning heel in the process.
Second return to WCW[ edit ] The American Nightmare — [ edit ] Runnels returned to World Championship Wrestling infilming several vignettes for a fantastical, face-painted character named Seven.
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.
Runnels was released from his fourth stint with WWE on June Independent circuit — [ edit ] Rhodes signing autographs, without his face paint In-between his various stints with WWE and TNA, Runnels competed on the independent circuit, first appearing for his father's promotion, Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling.
Professional wrestling career[ edit ] Early years — [ edit ] Windham was trained by his father Blackjack Mulligan and popular world champion Harley Race. Goldust appeared in character on the Howard Stern Show in March Flair defeated Windham with a controversial pinfall after a little over 25 minutes of action.
The champion Rick Rude was stripped of his title that same month, meaning the tournament final would be for the title. Rhodes lost the title to Steve Austin in a Two out of three falls match at Starrcadeafter losing both falls. I was scared to go to school because one of them wanted to kill me. He successfully defended the title against Anderson at Slamboree Reign and his partner Rellik then began feuding with Dustin russell blackjack Young and his new superhero gimmick Super Eric.
At Halloween Havoc These vignettes contained ominous footage of Rhodes in full makeup standing outside a child's bedroom window. Their first encounter resulted in a controversial double pin, with Rude initially being awarded the title. He left the USWA in the spring of Rather than have Windham partner up with someone in the tournament, he was booked to face Ric Flair for the NWA World Championship in what would be another classic match between the two.
He began mimicking celebrities and fellow wrestlers with characters such as " Chynadust ", " Dust Lovedust ", " Dustydust ", " Hunterdust ", " Flashdust ", " Marilyn Mansondust ", " Sabledust ", and " Vaderdust " in early On the August 25 episode of Raw, Goldust and Stardust defeated The Usos in a title match via count-out, but, as a result, they did not win the title.
They had a rematch for the tag team titles the following night on Raw, but were unsuccessful. In the same time period, Goldust won the Intercontinental Championship again from Road Dogg and then lost it to The Godfather two weeks later. Please help by adding reliable sources.
Windham turned on Rhodes after the match when Rhodes refused to pin Steamboat after an accidental low blow. The feud culminated at the Royal Rumble on January 21,where Goldust defeated Ramon for the Intercontinental Championship due to interference from the 1—2—3 Kid. In JanuaryGoldust took part in the Royal Rumble match and was assigned once again to the Raw brand until he was released from his WWE contract on June 14, for no-showing an appearance.
Runnels continued to use the Goldust name outside WWE. He lent his musical abilities to the Queens of the Stone Age song "Burn the Witch" with rhythmic stomps and claps, some performed with his eyes closed.
His father Blackjack Mulligan posted a message to Facebook saying "I have a son near death". On October 26,it was reported that he was hospitalized for either a very serious stroke or a massive heart attack and was in an ICU unit. Windham had notable feuds with Kevin Sullivan and his army.