WWe's Dusty Rhodes has died

WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Dusty Rhodes — real name Virgil Runnels — passed away Thursday (June 11) at 69 years old. The news was announced by WWE in a statement noting “Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit.”
After his debut match in 1968, Rhodes embarked on a legendary career that saw him become NWA World Heavyweight Champion three times and wrestle for WCW, ECW, WWE and TNA. After retiring from in-ring competition, Rhodes became the creative director of WWE’s developmental system NXT, a position he held until death. His sons Dustin (Goldust) and Cody (Stardust) are still active WWE superstars.
The professional wrestling world quickly took to social media to say goodbye to Rhodes, sharing photos, memories and stories about the wrestler billed as the “American Dream.”




















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