Royal Rumble 2013 Results: Goldust Reaction Proves He Should Get One Last Run

Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2013

If you watched the Royal Rumble last weekend, you may have noticed some things.

The Rock won the WWE Championship. John Cena won the Royal Rumble match much to the fans displeasure. Alberto del Rio outsmarted Big Show to win a last man standing match.

Oh, and I almost forgot:  The Royal Rumble match had some awesome surprises, such as Chris Jericho and The Godfather. Jericho obviously still has a spot in WWE and Godfather is always great for one-off appearances.

There was one surprise entrant that brought much intrigue if given a WrestleMania season role going into the biggest wrestling event of the year.

That man was Goldust.

The reaction that Goldust got when his music and Titan Tron hit was incredible. It was one of the biggest pops of the night to one of the most bizarre characters in WWE history.

Goldust's rivalry with Cody Rhodes has been seen before, but a call for a match at WrestleMania between the two has been desired for a couple years.

Given that Goldust still has a great connection and reaction from the audience and a great program he could work immediately, I don't see why he shouldn't get another run in the WWE.

His serious role would only need to run through WrestleMania. A program with his brother would be intense, interesting and provide us a great filler match at WrestleMania that actually means something.

If he is a success, bring him back in a smaller role. He obviously can still wrestle, as seen during his solid run in the Rumble over the weekend.

One thing he could do after WrestleMania—if the WWE wanted to keep him around—is work another tag team with Booker T. BookDust was the best comedy tag team of the Ruthless Aggression Era and made Team Hell No look like a serious faction.

Even if you don't want to put him in that tag team, you could use him as an enhancement talent. He would be a better midcard guy than most people, as he genuinely gets crowd reactions.

I mean, look at Brodus Clay and other midcarders. They rarely get a tenth of the reaction Goldust gets whenever he is included in the WWE.

He brings excitement, experience and fanfare to the midcard that could make him money while putting over young talent.

He could help build for the future by helping guys get over.

Either way, Goldust needs to return, even if it is brief. What does the WWE have to lose?