I go to the gym twice a day. I take no days off. I do three days of DDP Yoga, and I do Pilates twice a week. Every day, I’ve got some kind of program.
We got tables they’re going through constantly, chair shots, all this, very dangerous maneuvers where you can possibly break your neck or something like that.
You can have a bad opponent out there and still get the job done. You just have to work around certain things.
A dual-sport champion, man. That’s unheard of and pretty impressive, man.
My sister, Kristin Ditto, was a part of the Cowboys organization from 1998 to 2000 as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Tell a story. You don’t have to do a thousand things in two minutes when you can do one just as good and still tell that story with your face or how you land or your reaction. That’s a lost art. Storytelling is a big part of our industry, and if given time, you can do it properly.
I’ve had stuff pulled for me on big shows and stuff like that. You can get frustrated all you want, but the show must go on, and there are reasons for it.
It’s no easy job being a World Heavyweight Champion; these guys like Cena, Sheamus, these guys are modeled around that and are champs for a reason.
I love the wrestling business. The wrestling business will never die. It will be around forever.
There would be no Goldust without the fans. They’ve made my career.
Here are the five guys I learned the business from: Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, and Bobby Eaton. Those guys taught me how to do everything in the ring. I learned so much from each of them.
That’s how I live my life now, just day-by-day.
You have Superstars, and then you have mega Superstars. Brock Lesnar is a mega Superstar.
I never could have imagined or dreamed where my career would be taking me the way it has with the Goldust character. It’s awesome.
I am Dusty’s son, but I learned the hard way I was never going to be ‘The American Dream.’ That was difficult for me, and I made some molehills into mountains.
Six-Man Tag Matches are good to have on the show because they’re very exciting.
It took me a long time to get my life screwed up, and it’s going to take a long time to get it back.
If I’m studying in NXT and trying to make it to the main roster, I would be watching Randy Orton.
You wouldn’t catch me dead in a fanny pack.
There are times when I wish I would have gotten a degree, but the past is history, and tomorrow’s a mystery.
If anything, I was the definite edge of the spear into The Attitude Era, I believe, so it was way before its time, the stuff I was doing, and it kind of set the tone for what was to come.
I’ve done everything that there is to do in this business.
I want to be World Heavyweight Champion, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
You talk to the boss about your ideas and things like that, and all he can say is yes or no. I mean, you don’t open your mouth, you don’t give him your ideas, you’re not really trying.
If you want to shake a hand, if you want a story, I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you and talk with you. It’s what I love to do.
Chicago, to me, is the best wrestling crowd on the planet. They are the best. They are loud, they are ruthless, and they will tear you down if you let them.
I chose to go down a very dark place, and I can’t change that, but those moments have served as an education for me.
You might be sitting at NXT for six years. But, if you’re sitting there at NXT for six years, and they haven’t called you to the main roster, then you’re not doing something right. That’s just my opinion.
Push yourself to the limits, and you’ll be John Cena, you’ll be C.M. Punk, instead of complaining about other people that have done so, so much in the business.
My dad is to professional wrestling what Babe Ruth was to baseball – he’s an icon. Working with him and having him around as I try to get this new character over with the fans has been a major help.
The past is history. I can’t change any of that.
The fans really have never concerned me.
You can’t live in someone else’s shoes; you’ve got to branch out and fill your own shoes.
Eventually, and thanks to my dad, I started working for Total Nonstop Action for $1,000 a show. He was the boss, right under Dixie Carter. TNA wasn’t doing too well at that point, but I had a job making okay money.
The backstage stuff is not for everybody. I’m very hands on; I like to train and teach young guys now because there’s so many of them. There are certain ways to do things, to get crowd reactions and sell your emotions and sell stories.
The wrestling community loves the Rhodes Family – not only loves them, but we know what we’re doing.
Goldust is a singular character. I don’t need to be put with anybody.
I’m not going to retire until I win the NWA World Heavyweight Title, the same belt my dad had. I’m going to win that title before I hang it up.
It’s important to give back.