Is Goldust Leaving WWE For AEW?

Dustin Runnels could be set to join brother Cody in All Elite Wrestling.

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In what seems like a complete no-brainer, rumours are circulating that WWE veteran Dustin 'Goldust' Runnels could soon migrate to his brother Cody's upstart promotion All Elite Wrestling when his current contract winds down.

Joe Peisich of Barnburner's 'No Holds Barred' podcast suggested the WWE legend could move even sooner than that, with one eye on giving Cody a leg-up as AEW gets off the ground:

"They are talking to Jim Ross, they are also talking to Mike Tenay and I heard a rumour - I could not get this confirmed - but I heard a rumour and it's interesting. [...] I have heard that Goldust may get a release by WWE and come to All Elite Wrestling."

Goldust, who is currently sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in July, recently spoke in glowing terms to It's Still Real to Us about his brother's role in AEW. "I can't wait to see what he does with it. I'm very proud," he beamed. "I know dad right now is just grinning ear-to-ear."

Now that sounds like a man who wants to get involved.

Goldust, who turns 50 this year, is at the tail-end of his fourth stint in WWE, having rejoined the company back in 2008. His anthropomorphised Oscar statuette character first debuted in 1995, though Runnels had previously worked for the promotion alongside his father for a spell between 1990 and 1991.

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.