Goldust has officially announced his departure from WWE following confirmation that he will be facing his brother Cody Rhodes at AEW's Double or Nothing.
The 50-year-old, named Dustin Rhodes, denied reports that he was on his way out of WWE after they emerged back in January. But he has recently taken to Twitter to bid farewell to the Goldust character, as well as WWE and the WWE Universe.
Rhodes, who has written a touching letter to the fans, also posted a video of himself packing away the Goldust costume before turning to the camera and saying "Goodbye". It can be viewed below.
"My life has been an open book for you fans and friends all over this wide world," he wrote in his tribute. "You've been there to see my trials and tribulations and have stuck with me through it all. You've hated me, you've loved me, you've laughed with me and you've cried with me. You've immensely enjoyed my antics and entertainment, and I would like to think that I've done a good job. That I've done my father proud.
"I was born straight into the thick of this business. It is and has always been my life and I have loved ever moment of the ride. I want to thank you all for the unwavering support you have given me. Thank you."
He would also confirm being granted a release from WWE.
"To WWE and to each and every one of my co-workers I love you, I appreciate you, and I thank you for loving and taking care of me for so long," he continued. "Keep doing your thing and find *you* out there. Thank you very much and God bless."
What This Means
Goldust has had six terms with WWE between 1990 and 2019. He is a three-time Intercontinental champion, a three-time tag champion and a nine-time Hardcore champion.
He is now on the verge of beginning a new chapter in his life and career; we would like to wish him well in all future endeavors.