The wrestling world lost a true legend today. Dusty Rhodes, aka “The American Dream” has passed away at the age of 69.
Dusty Rhodes was born Virgil Runnels in Austin, Texas. He broke in as the tag team partner of Dick Murdoch, where they were known as the villainous Texas Outlaws. By the time the mid-70s had rolled around, Dusty had started a singles career as the heroic American Dream. His memorable career included feuds with Ric Flair and The Four Horsemen, The Funks, Superstar Graham, and Kevin Sullivan to name a few. He also had a run in the World Wrestling Federation where he feuded with “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase.
Dusty’s credentials include a Three-Time NWA World Heavyweight Champion (Four Time if you count The Midnight Rider), NWA United States Champion, and multi-time TV Champion. He was the head booker for Jim Crockett promotions during the 1980s. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest talkers in the history of the industry
A1-Wrestling.com extends our deepest condolences to the Rhodes Family. Here are a few of his memorable promos and matches