Goldust Talks About Troubled Past, His Return To WWE and Working With Cody

Josh Isenberg

goldustMike Mooneyham of the Post & Courier recently had a chance to interview Goldust, who returned to the WWE a few months ago. Below are some highlights of the interview, which gets personal on many levels for the former Intercontinental Champion. The entire inteview can be found here.

On his drug problems while in TNA:

“It was day in and day out, probably two years solid, and I can go through the list of things. A half gallon of vodka a day, probably 60 or 70 pills a day, plus other stuff like cocaine. It wasn't good, but I didn't care. I didn't see the other way. I only thought about where I could get my next fix.

On finding his youth again:

“I think I've stumbled upon the fountain of youth or something. I'm 44 years old and I'm down to high school weight (225). But I've worked hard for it the past few years. Plus being with Cody gives me more motivation. I've really enjoyed this storyline we've been doing. Now I realize that I can get out there and be clear when I'm working and really give a (darn) and get through a match without taking all that (stuff). That's really what it's about. And I'm enjoying it. I know what's going on now. It's cool.”

On working with his brother Cody:

“I've been watching him constantly for the past two or three years. In the beginning it was me sort of pushing for a match with Cody at Wrestlemania. Vince just kept saying no. It got to the point of me just turning on Raw to watch it. I suffered a shoulder injury in 2010. So I did the producing thing. Getting the chance to watch Cody grow has been very special since he is wise beyond his years.”

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