Dustin Rhodes announced Saturday evening that 2023 will be his last year wrestling.
Rhodes made the announcement at Saturday’s Blizzard Brawl event for Great Lakes Championship Wrestling. Rhodes is currently signed to AEW.
Making his professional wrestling debut in 1988, Rhodes spent his early career in World Championship Wrestling as “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes. He joined WWE in 1995, portraying the character of Goldust for several years before rejoining WCW in 1999. He returned to the WWE in 2002 as Goldust and wrestled there sporadically through 2019. He also made appearances for Impact Wrestling.
Rhodes made his debut for AEW at Double or Nothing 2019, facing his brother Cody in a match that he ended up losing. Since then, he has appeared both as an on-air wrestler as well as a coach behind the scenes. His most recent match in AEW was on the August 24 edition of Rampage, where he lost to Claudio Castagnoli in a match that was for the Ring of Honor World Championship.
Dustin Rhodes Says 2023 Will Be His Last Year