Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness (WWE) by Mark Vancil

By Mark Vancil

He first burst onto the scene within the nineties, coated in gold face paint and displaying a one-of-a- sort flamboyant sort that bewildered his foes and delighted his fanatics. contained in the ring, Goldust is as difficult as they arrive, identified for utilizing outrageous brain video games and taking down his competitors with unprecedented ruthlessness. It’s no shock, then, that wrestling is in his blood; Goldust is the son of Dusty Rhodes, “The American Dream.” what's it prefer to be the son of a wrestling icon and persist with him into an analogous occupation? during this no-holds-barred account, Dustin Rhodes speaks frankly and brazenly approximately his trip. He talks approximately being a tender boy who desperately ignored his dad. a tender guy who simply desired to persist with in his father’s footsteps and threw apart a soccer scholarship to eke out a meager lifestyles in local wrestling. A eco-friendly wrestler suffering to end up to his friends that his paintings, now not his identify, had gotten him to the place he used to be. Rhodes describes how, in the middle of a painful five-year estrangement along with his father, he eventually made a reputation for himself as Goldust after which allow all of it cross, tumbling right into a descent of self-medication that led him clear of a red-hot occupation as a WWE megastar and approximately rate him his existence. while he ultimately hit backside, Rhodes knew the place to seem for support from the relations he regularly had: his father and international Wrestling leisure. whilst he bought fresh and sober and used to be provided the opportunity to combat for WWE, he snapped up the supply. the typical life of lifestyles at the highway, operating with and looking at the recent Superstars— like his brother Cody Rhodes—has reminded Rhodes of why he loves being a wrestler. move Rhodes is an intimate portrait of 1 man’s highway to redemption and a different glimpse into probably the most well-known households in WWE.

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