The age at which a WWE superstar should call time on their career is something which varies depending on both the individual as well as the company.
It is not unheard of for WWE superstars to be semi-retired or even make irregular appearances but not wrestle, such as with the likes of Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
With the case of Goldust, he has said himself that when he returned in 2013 at the Royal Rumble, it was meant to be for a one-off appearance. In a rare occurrence however, WWE were so impressed with the 45-year-old's in-ring abilities that he was asked to come back for a prolonged period of time.
This week, Goldust's return was praised by none other than Mick Foley, who posted a Facebook message to show his admiration for the WWE Superstar.
Speaking of the experienced WWE Superstar, Foley said: "Several months ago, I wrote a post, asking if Goldust might just have one last run in him. I think he's answered that question, and exceeded everyone's expectations for what a veteran of his age, with as much wear and tear on his body could reasonably expect to accomplish.
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In fact, I find his comeback, and the level he's worked at for the past year - along with his ability to bring brother Cody into his bizarre world, to form one of the most enjoyable teams on the scene, to be inspiring and noteworthy."
There is no denying that Goldust's achievement over the past year are something to be admired as when he is in the ring alongside his brother Stardust (Cody Rhodes) it is hard to believe that there is a 16 year age gap between the two siblings.
Both individuals are highly talented, which has clearly been a winning formula since they have managed to achieve the Tag Team Championship Title, and retained it at Hell in a Cell last Sunday night.
It is said that Goldust has DDP Yoga to thank for his current excellent form, with his fitness levels and wrestling ability seeming to be some of the best we have seen for a WWE Superstar of his age.
We should therefore echo what Mick Foley said:
"Take some time to appreciate the magnificent effort, the considerable achievements, and triumphant comeback of...... Gold....duuuuuuuuust!"