While appearing on Talk is Jericho with Chris Jericho, Dustin Rhodes talked about a wide range of topics.
During it, Rhodes recalled meeting with Vince McMahon ahead of his debut as Goldust.
“He [Vince] said androgynous. Vince said that the first time when he presented that character to me, I was just agreeing with him. I had no idea what the hell that meant until we hung up the phone and I looked in the dictionary. I went what did I just sign up for?
[Chris Jericho – How did he pitch it?] Well, he’s like, Yeah, this androgynous character and he mentioned Adrian Street, Adrian Adonis, so I remember them and how they presented their characters and things like that. I’m like, okay, that’s kind of cool, so just this flamboyant person, right.
That’s what I thought androgynous meant, was flamboyant. And it’s a little different than that, but he presented that you know, and I sunk my teeth into it. And it took me a good six months up there to try to figure it out. Because I didn’t want to touch on the over the line kind of homosexuality type thing. Yeah, I did not want to do that. And Savio talked me into it one night, and we were in the garden. And I was so nervous because Vince was there. This was when he was at the curtain a lot watching the matches.”
Quotes via Inside The Ropes