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RIP Dusty Rhodes

Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu 11 Jun - 19:01

WWE 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 captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.

Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.



A true great and in many aspects of the business. RIP to the son of a plumber.


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Post by TwisT on Thu 11 Jun - 19:04

A true great. Sad news.

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Post by Hero on Thu 11 Jun - 19:09

My favourite promo of all time

RIP Dusty rose

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Re: RIP Dusty Rhodes

Post by Kay Fabe on Thu 11 Jun - 19:13

Jeez I posted about an hour ago on another forum that the first thing I look for is RIP threads on the Wrestling section and ive not seen one for a good while, Jeez thats a biggie

Was he ill? I thought he looked like he lost a lot of weight and was quite pale/grayish the last time I saw him on TV

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Post by Guest on Thu 11 Jun - 19:14

Today has just been poo, first Francisco Scaramanga and now the American Dream

RIP Dusty

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Post by Brilliant_yep on Thu 11 Jun - 19:32

That's sh!t

The wrestling world is a sadder place without him

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Post by Samo on Thu 11 Jun - 19:33

I dont think he was very well but It seems it was still very sudden. RIP the American Dream.

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Post by MetalMotty on Thu 11 Jun - 19:45

Shocked and saddened Rip Dusty, dropping bionic elbows in the afterlife

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Post by Prometheus on Thu 11 Jun - 19:59

I've seen too few of his matches and promos. But from what I have seen his work was really top notch. Would be nice if WWE put together a couple hour special and showed it on the Network, because I'm sure there are many like me who've just not seen enough of his work.
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Post by Shot 21 LCFC on Thu 11 Jun - 20:54

What a shock. Rest in peace Dusty!

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Post by JoshSansom on Thu 11 Jun - 21:06

Very sad news... TMZ reporting he had a fall which led to complications so maybe it was sudden :'(

Tough Enough filming cancelled today by WWE. Hopefully the WWE video team will be able to put together some great footage of his career for Raw, I for one did not have the pleasure of being able to see him perform live.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu 11 Jun - 21:09

NXT crew are still on the road and as they all worked with Dusty at some point they are as motivated as ever to put on a good show in his memory. I'd imagine Raw will be in his honour.

Kidney failure is another thing i've seen, although as long as it was quick I don't really care for diagnoses.

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Post by Samo on Thu 11 Jun - 21:22

The amount of positivity and respect coming out from all the Superstars, young and old is incredible. Everyone on NXT has him to thank at some level, and the older guys lost a dear friend.

Its a shame it takes something like this to bring the community together.

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Post by nadeem2099 on Fri 12 Jun - 11:07

A true legend of Wrestling.
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Post by Fernando on Sat 13 Jun - 15:00

Prometheus wrote:I've seen too few of his matches and promos.  But from what I have seen his work was really top notch.  Would be nice if WWE put together a couple hour special and showed it on the Network, because I'm sure there are many like me who've just not seen enough of his work.

WWE has announced the following:

“In honor of one of the most iconic and legendary figures in Sports Entertainment, WWE Network celebrates the life and times of Dusty Rhodes!”

“Celebrating The Dream” is scheduled to run for one hour on the WWE Network after Raw Monday Night

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Post by Samo on Sat 13 Jun - 15:03

Anyone else think this could be the catalyst to drop Stardust and bring back Cody Rhodes? I suspect him and Goldust will both be on RAW - even at the start for a 10 bell salute - makes sense for them not to be in character.

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Post by NickisBHAFC on Sat 13 Jun - 15:32

R.I.P an absolute legend.

Raw should absolutely be in honor of Dusty.

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