Happy Birthday, Goldust! Today, he turns 47 years old.
For those who may not know, Goldust was the first wrestler who drew me into the world of professional wrestling. I remember being five years old, sitting on the living room floor in front of the television one Saturday morning just flipping through channels. It was during a commercial break during Saturday morning cartoons, and I happened to stumble upon this eccentric man painted in gold with long, blonde hair. I was immediately fascinated. Needless to say, I didn’t return to the cartoons. If it weren’t for Goldust, I wouldn’t have fallen in love with professional wrestling. Who knows what would occupy my heart, mind and time if wrestling weren’t a huge part of my life.
Not only do I celebrate Goldust’s life, but the legacy he’s cemented in professional wrestling. It wouldn’t be nearly as dynamic or entertaining without him.
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