Bob The Drag Queen Recalls Crying After Mick Foley Retired, Compares Goldust To Prince

Bob The Drag Queen is the season eight winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and is one of the most recognizable names in the drag community. Along with being the top queen on "RuPaul's Drag Race," Bob has starred in the HBO series "We're Here" and appeared on various TV shows and movies.

Growing up, Bob was a big wrestling fan and two wrestlers, in particular, helped shape his life.

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"Wrestling is inherently kind of gay. There are some really great, iconic wrestlers who spoke to my gayness of a young child," Bob said on StraightioLab. "Goldust is a really great example. He was a wrestler named Dustin Rhodes. It was common for a wrestler to leave and then come back as a completely different person. I mean, a completely different person. Goldust was this wrestler that was basically, I don't even want to say he was acting gay, the whole bit was...he was never gay, he had girlfriends. He was kind like Prince. He was this extremely effeminate straight man who was wrestling. Tell me this is not (Drag Queen) Gottmik. Tell me this person would not be on Dragula. Goldust was insane. Goldust was a really wild, regulatory moment for me as a young gay person watching wrestling. His dad [Dusty Rhodes] was also a wrestler."

Bob continued, "I was really emotionally attached to wrestling as a young person. My favorite wrestler was Mick Foley, who I was obsessed with. Mick Foley was a schleppy-looking, average run of the mill guy, but he was the everyman of the WWE. He was like 'if I can do it, you can do it.' If Mick Foley can be one of the most famous entertainment athletes, then I could fucking do anything. When he quit wrestling, I literally cried. I had it on VHS, I would play it every morning before school and cry every morning before school."

Bob explained to the hosts some of the finer details of wrestling including Foley's rivalry with The Undertaker and their Hell in a Cell match.

Foley's initial retirement came in 2000 when he lost to Triple H at No Way Out in a Hell in a Cell match. He would return for WrestleMania 2000, but did not wrestle for years after the bout.

Wrestling and drag are no strangers to each other with Pollo Del Mar having an active role in the NWA.

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