WWE Superstar could be forced to retire after big injury

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The WWE have had an awful time of things with injuries in the past few weeks. 

Daniel Bryan has been forced to relinquish a Championship for the second time in less than a year, while Jey Uso - one half of the former tag team Champions - suffered an injury at WrestleMania that has put The Usos out of action as a whole. 

Goldust has been out of action for a while now as well with a shoulder problem. The veteran performer had surgery on it that will keep him off TV for potentially the next six months. But the bad news doesn't stop there. 

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Retirement on the Cards?

According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via Wrestling Inc, Goldust could find it incredibly hard to make his way back on to the likes of Raw and SmackDown even when his rehab is complete, which could lead to his retirement.

"We noted before that Goldust had shoulder surgery this week. He could be out of action for six months and due to his age, 46, it could be hard for him to get a regular spot on the main roster again," they wrote.

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Goldust - real name Dustin Patrick Runnels - has been involved on the wrestling scene since the late 1980s, but this may finally be the end for one of the WWE's weirdest superstars.

While there isn't necessarily any talk about him being released altogether by the WWE, if he does struggle to return to the ring in a performing role, he could be very likely to stay on in a coaching role. Goldust has tonnes of top flight wrestling experience and would prove an invaluable asset to those in NXT and others at the Performance Center learning their trade.

Goldust was supposed to face off against his brother Cody Rhodes - now going as Stardust - at WrestleMania 31. However, the WWE creative team put the kibosh  on that plan and instead had it at Fast Lane, which absolutely no one watched. 

It will be a shame if Goldust is forced to retire as a wrestler without ever having that last real WrestleMania moment, after nearly 30 years of service.


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