Friday, March 13, 2015

Twinkle, Twinkle, Golden Star

Goldust vs. Stardust
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By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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After this week, it's official, we will not be getting the much anticipated Wrestlemania showdown between Cody and Dustin Rhodes, better known to the WWE Universe as Stardust and Goldust respectively.  I may be in the minority when I say this, but I'm disappointed this match isn't happening on the grandest stage of all.

For years there has been speculation that the Rhodes brothers would lock up at Wrestlemania.  It seemed as if WWE Creative was headed in that direction after the two finally split in February.  But instead, six days after that breakup, a match happened at Fastlane.  Fans didn't seem to respond well to that showdown (which Goldust won) and from what I've read that's the reasoning behind scrapping the rematch for Wrestlemania.

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I think they rushed that initial match.  I would have rather seen a six week build up to Wrestlemania, allowing things to simmer up until the point of everything boiling over at Wrestlemania.  More could have been done with father Dusty Rhodes as well.  I think the company just threw the match together and hoped for the best instead of allowing that slow burn.  (I realize six weeks isn't a slow burn, but by today's standards it certainly is)
Old school Goldust
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Goldust is my favorite gimmick of all time.  Dustin Rhodes has spent nearly 20 years (off & on) in the role and I can't imagine anyone else being able to pull it off the way he did.  Those early years were simply amazing.  I had a hard time believing "The Natural" was under that wig and makeup. This most recent run has been a great one for him.  He's in even better shape now and if this is indeed his last run with WWE, I hope he's not just lost in the shuffle of the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. 

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Stardust has breathed new life into Cody's career too.  I have no doubt he'll continue be successful, but I would have loved for one more match against Dustin on the big stage.  Then add him into the hunt for the Intercontinental title.

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