According to an Aug. 27 report from Cageside Seats, the WWE tag team of Goldust and Stardust officially turned heel, in anticipation of next month's Night of Champions pay-per-view spectacular. Goldust and Stardust engaged in some controversial heel tactics during this week's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw by attacking the Usos after a match had already ended via count-out.
WWE Universe appeared to be confused by the heel turn, since it all happened so quickly. Goldust and Stardust were two of the most popular babyface characters on the WWE roster heading into WWE Monday Night Raw, so fans weren't quick to boo and taunt them. Not many were positive Goldust and Stardust had definitely embraced the role of the bad guy. However, the heel turn was absolutely confirmed just one day following the episode, as Goldust and Stardust attacked El Torito during a taping of Monday Night War.
El Torito is seen as a babyface, due to his diminutive stature and underdog role. Anyone who puts their hands on El Torito is viewed as a villain, so that's exactly what the WWE was trying to do by having the Dust brothers attack him. Does the heel turn make sense? Absolutely. Here's the thing: The Usos are the reigning WWE Tag Team Champions.
The team of Stardust and Goldust is currently feuding with the Usos, so the WWE would like one squad to get cheered and the other to be booed. It wouldn't make sense for both the Usos and The Brotherhood to be cheered. To have a classic babyface vs. heel rivalry going, the WWE scripted Stardust and Goldust to take on villainous character roles to help the storyline.
Since Goldust has been a babyface for most of his career, it was a tough pill for WWE fans to swallow to have to boo him. His heel turn was absolutely unexpected, but it might not last for long. After Goldust and Stardust wrap up their feud with the Usos at Night of Champions, there's a chance they could turn back to babyface characters.
The WWE has been turning babyface characters heel at an alarming rate this year. Just a month after Seth Rollins broke up the Shield by turning heel and aligning with the Authority, Nikki Bella made a heel turn at SummerSlam. Goldust and Stardust turning heel might not have been as shocking as the two aforementioned heel turns, but it's still worth keeping an eye on.