Goldust Says Decision on WrestleMania Match with Cody Rhodes Is Not His to Make

Bill AtkinsonAnalyst IFebruary 8, 2013

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Goldust surprised everyone by showing up at last month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, but the WWE legend says that while he hoped it could lead to a WrestleMania 29 appearance, that decision is not his to make.

In an interview with’s Wade Keller, the wrestler formerly known as Dustin Rhodes says he has spoken with WWE chairman Vince McMahon about a possible showdown with half-brother Cody Rhodes at the April 7 extravaganza, but he adds he will leave that up to McMahon:

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.

Goldust got a huge pop from the Phoenix crowd when he was the eighth entrant into the 30-man elimination match. Cody Rhodes was already in the ring, so when Goldust climbed in, the other wrestlers stepped aside for a moment so Goldust and Rhodes could lock up.

After almost 10 minutes in the ring, Goldust was eliminated by Rhodes.

In the interview, Goldust says he was not told until a couple of days before Royal Rumble that he would be taking part:

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. Cody called me and said if I stepped in that ring, he was going to kick my ass.

After the pay-per-view, Goldust tells Keller that WWE management had a positive reaction to his Rumble moment with Rhodes. Goldust, who has a very strong Twitter presence, says he has been pushing the idea of facing Rhodes on his tweets.

In the interview, Goldust is effusive in his praise of his little brother, calling him the “future of the business” and adding that facing Rhodes in a match would cap his career. He also says he has been keeping himself in shape for the possibility and credits Diamond Dallas Page’s DDP Yoga program for helping him.

“That's all I have left to do in the business as far as people I want to work [with],” Goldust said in the interview. “There's only one person I want to work [with], and that's Cody.”


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