‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes passes away at 69

Jeet / 12 June 2015

Sportzwiki is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most inspirational and charismatic wrestling figures in sports entertainment history — passed away yesterday at the age of 69.

Dusty Rhodes who has been addressed as The American Dream started his wrestling career in the year of 1968 under the promotion of American Wrestling Association. Later, in 1974, he joined the territories of National Wrestling Alliance where he had an exciting career of over ten years.

Rhodes joined Jim Corckett Promotions (WCW) on 1985 and had a career of four years. In 1989, Rhodes finally singed for World Wrestling Federation and had a career of two years. He returned to WCW after that and also wrestling in the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).

Rhodes also performed in the Total Nonstop Action and on the Independent Circuit. He made many guest appearances between the times of 2005 to 2015 in the WWE.

Rhodes had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007. He won so many championship throughout his career including three NWA championships and many other titles. As long as professional wrestling remains alive, the name of Dusty Rhodes will remain immortal.

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