Just a few days after celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the plane ride from hell, multiple pro-wrestling media outlets are reporting that plane ride culprit Dustin "Goldust" Runnels has been released from his WWE contract yet again.
The controversial second-generation star had been with the WWE since 2008 after a forgettable run in TNA. Goldust was working primarily working with the WWE divas as a road agent after suffering a career-threatening shoulder injury late in 2010.
Goldust's unpardonable sin this time around pertained to a dangerous spot involving WWE superstars Yoshi Tatsu, Darren Young, and Titus O'Neil.
According to F4WOnline, Goldust was released on April 24 after orchestrating a spot where Tatsu was to take a modified Doomsday Device from the green tandem of O'Neil and Young, and the result was a scary bump that could have seriously injured Tatsu.
Suddenly, fans anxiously awaiting the return of Black Reign have been afforded a materialized ray of hope.
The severity and complexity of what it takes to go from zero to casualty on the WWE employment line is one of wrestling's most unexplored mysteries.
Of course, political standing will always be a deciding factor when it comes to things of this nature; however, there have been a wide variety of abrupt firings in the WWE for reasons ranging from lovers' quarrels to patriotic irreverence.
Goldust is not alone in what will surely be a brief stint of disciplinary unemployment, as the WWE has developed a reputation of being the worldwide leader in second chances.