Dustin Rhodes is a true veteran in pro wrestling, whose career spans many decades, as he has competed in many companies over the years. Rhodes is best known for breaking barriers with his Goldust character. In fact, he once infuriated Ahmed Johnson after kissing him during a match.
Dustin Rhodes debuted as the Bizarre One back in 1995, and he truly cemented himself as one of the more unique characters in all of pro wrestling. Goldust was never afraid to push the envelope as well.
Ahmed Johnson squared off against Goldust during the 1996 King of the Ring. Johnson managed to defeat Goldust in a 15-minute match to win the Intercontinental Championship.
In the closing stages, Goldust kissed Ahmed Johnson on the lips while he was laid on the ring canvas. While speaking on his podcast, The Snake Pit, Jake Roberts revealed that Ahmed Johnson was furious backstage after Goldust kissed him during their match.
“I was there when they had him [Goldust] kiss Ahmed,” Roberts said. “Oh, boy, I wouldn’t have wanted to be in his way. He lost his st. Vince did that on purpose. Vince needed a black superstar, and Ahmed was gonna be it, but then Ahmed just got to where he wouldn’t show up. He was hurting people every f*ing night. He just became unruly, unable to deal with him. Too demanding. They finally had to let him go.”
Dustin Rhodes also doesn’t want to end up like Ric Flair in his retirement match. We will have to wait and see what Dustin Rhodes will do next in AEW in the coming weeks.
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