Scandal: Alleged domestic abuse
Status: Currently employed by WWE

Goldust, real name Dustin Runnels, has been a loyal employee of WWE for over 20 years. That time, however, has not been continuous, and while working the independent circuit in 2005, Runnels struck his girlfriend and sent her to the ER. 

Even worse, he did so in front of his daughter, who he conceived with former valet and ex-wife Terri Runnels. Ten years later, Goldust is clean and sober, and he’s a well-respected veteran in the locker room. But things could have gone a much different way, especially if they had occurred in today’s WWE.