“The Undertaker Advocates for Goldust’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction: AEW Affiliation the Sole Roadblock?”
In a recent episode of his “Six Feet Under with Mark Calaway” podcast, WWE icon The Undertaker passionately voiced his belief that the time is ripe for Goldust, aka Dustin Rhodes, to be immortalized in the WWE Hall of Fame. The wrestling legend responded to Cody Rhodes’ advocacy for his brother’s induction, shedding light on the possible impediment posed by Goldust’s association with AEW.
“The Phenom” expressed unequivocal support for Goldust’s Hall of Fame candidacy, stating, “Absolutely. 100%. This is a semantics thing at this point.” However, he acknowledged the current stumbling block – Goldust’s alignment with AEW, an element that might be delaying the inevitable induction.
Undertaker, whose own Hall of Fame journey is etched in wrestling history, hinted that the AEW connection might be the primary reason for the delay. He articulated, “I think his resume is Hall of Fame-worthy. Obviously, we know the one stickler right now [Dustin being in AEW] and I think at some point that goes away. Then I couldn’t see too much time probably going by that he wouldn’t be inducted.”
The Deadman, known for his stoic persona, took a moment to appreciate Goldust’s artistic bravery in diverging significantly from his prior wrestling identity. Drawing parallels between their character evolutions, Undertaker remarked, “He embraced that character. He made it his own. A lot of people talk about me and my character and making it my own but he did that with Goldust.”
Reflecting on Goldust‘s departure from traditional wrestling norms, Undertaker commended the calculated risk taken by Dustin Rhodes. “Dustin comes from that traditional wrestling style too with his dad Dusty. But to go so far in another direction than Dusty or what Dustin had done up to that point, that’s a big roll of the dice,” he added.
Undertaker’s admiration extended to Goldust’s creative contributions, acknowledging the wrestler’s humorous promos and backstage vignettes. The podcast conversation turned nostalgic as Undertaker fondly recollected the numerous occasions he shared the squared circle with Goldust, emphasizing the collaborative effort both wrestlers invested in making those moments memorable.
In a candid revelation during his podcast, “Six Feet Under with Mark Calaway,” wrestling icon The Undertaker passionately championed Goldust’s inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame. Despite acknowledging Goldust’s unequivocal credentials, The Deadman pointed to a significant obstacle—Goldust’s affiliation with AEW. Undertaker asserted that the current “semantics” surrounding this connection might be the primary reason for the delay in Goldust’s well-deserved induction.
Undertaker didn’t shy away from commending Goldust’s audacity in transforming his wrestling persona, drawing parallels between their journeys of character reinvention. The WWE legend emphasized Goldust’s creative contributions, highlighting his humor-laden promos and backstage vignettes. Nostalgia permeated the conversation as Undertaker reminisced about the times he shared the ring with Goldust, underscoring the collaborative efforts that made those moments indelible. The controversial debate over Goldust’s Hall of Fame fate adds a layer of intrigue to the ongoing discourse about wrestling legacies and the interplay between rival promotions.