Tag - Dusty Rhodes

Triple H and NXT talent honor Dusty at start of NXT tapings

Triple H

Last night at the start of the NXT tapings, Triple H along with everyone at NXT came out on stage to honor Dusty Rhodes who passed away at age 69 last week. A very emotional Triple H spoke about how they lost a family member and how Dusty called everyone on stage his NXT kids. He said these were his family, his lifeblood, and gave everything he...

Details from Dusty Rhodes’ funeral service in Tampa, Florida

Dusty Rhodes

6 days after passing away at age 69, WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes was honored by his family, friends, and co-workers at a funeral service held at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay Tribune reported that two buses filled with NXT stars and those training at the Performance Center arrived at the funeral an hour...

WWE pays beautiful tribute to Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes

At the beginning of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, WWE Superstars, Divas, referees, and other employees paid tribute to the American Dream Dusty Rhodes who sadly passed last week unexpectedly. The bell rang 10 times as everyone stood at the top of the aisle including WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and fans inside the arena kept total...

Obituary for Dusty Rhodes published by Tampa Bay Tribune

Dusty Rhodes

The obituary for Dusty Rhodes was published by the Tampa Bay Tribune today, Sunday, June 14. Rhodes unexpectedly passed away earlier this week after spending a night in hospital. No cause of death has been released yet although his daughter-in-law Brandi – Cody’s wife – said in a post on Instagram that he passed away from natural...

Funeral service for Dusty Rhodes to be held on June 17

Dusty Rhodes

Ric Flair announced that the funeral service for WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will be held this Wednesday, June 17, in Tampa, Florida. You can expect a majority of WWE staff, wrestlers, and NXT talent to be present for the service as The American Dream was loved by everybody and made a big impact on the lives of many, especially those who are...

Goldust reflects on his father with a post on Facebook

Goldust

Dustin Runnels, the man better known as Goldust, wrote a touching tribute to his father on Facebook. “Yesterday my father passed away with his four children, my daughter and his wife of 38 yrs. He was our hero and the greatest father in the world,” Goldust wrote. “He is the reason why I am who I am today. He taught me so so many lessons in...

TNA statement on the death of Dusty Rhodes

TNA

TNA Wrestling issued a statement on their website about the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. “We at TNA are saddened by the news of the passing of a legend, Virgil Runnels, known to the world as “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69,” the statement reads. “Dusty was with TNA from 2003 to 2005 and...

Vince McMahon comments on the death of Dusty Rhodes

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon doesn’t use Twitter much, and when he does, it’s usually about something very important. McMahon commented on the death of the American Dream last night with a post just before Midnight. “A sad day for WWE. One of the most innovative, charismatic Superstars of all time, Dusty Rhodes, passed...

NXT talent and crowd honor Dusty at Pittsburgh live event

NXT

NXT had the start of their 3 day road trip yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the NXT talent joined the crowd in honoring Dusty Rhodes. The NXT champion Kevin Owens put polka dots on KO t-shirt as a tribute to the American Dream while Enzo Amore had Hard Times written on the sleeve of his arms, referencing the famous promo by Dusty during...

Mainstream media picks up the Dusty Rhodes story

Dusty Rhodes

Mainstream media picked up the Dusty Rhodes story after WWE announced on its website that the 69 year old Hall of Famer passed away. Websites such as CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Yahoo! Sports, ABC News, CBS Sports, New York Post, Variety, NPR, Chicago Tribute, IGN, Los Angeles Times, Fox Sports, Newsday, Washington Post, Forbes, Digital Spy...

Ric Flair pays tribute to Dusty Rhodes

Ric Flair

One of Rhodes’ legendary opponents, fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, gave a statement to TMZ Sports after Rhodes was announced dead. The statement was issued through Flair’s agents at Legacy Talent and Entertainment. “Today I lost one of my greatest opponents and greatest friends. He was the definition of heart and soul and I’m...

More information released on the death of Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes

TMZ.COM is reporting that officials who are aware of what happened to Dusty Rhodes said that emergency medical personnel responded to a call at Dusty’s home in Orlando, Florida, just before 6AM yesterday. Rhodes was transported to a nearby hospital and suffered numerous complications – one of which is rumored to be kidney failure –...

Twitter blows up with Dusty Rhodes condolences

Dusty Rhodes

Wrestling personalities and friends of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes expressed their sadness and condolences on their Twitter accounts. “Saddened to hear the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Legend, teacher, mentor, friend…Love you Dream,” tweeted Triple H, apparently the first one to spread the news on Twitter about the Legend’s...

Dusty Rhodes passes away at age 69

Dusty Rhodes

In a news that has shocked the wrestling world, the American Dream Dusty Rhodes passed away today at the age of 69. WWE.COM confirmed the news in a short statement. No cause of death was revealed. Born on October 12, 1945, in Austin, Texas, Virgil Runnels started his wrestling career in 1968, first wrestling for the American Wrestling Association...

Dusty Rhodes on Monday Night Raw tonight

Dusty Rhodes

WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will be on Monday Night Raw tonight to take part in the Goldust and Stardust storyline that has been going on for the past few weeks. Last week, the ‘American Dream’ wrote on Twitter that he will be attending Raw to check up on his boys. “It’s hard times for the Rhodes family. This Monday on Raw I will...

Rhodes brothers vs The Shield added to Battleground 2013 PPV

Cody Rhodes

Cody, Dustin, and Dusty Rhodes appeared on Monday Night RAW yesterday for the first time together to listen to the business proposition from Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon. Cody and Goldust were told that they can get their jobs back this coming Sunday if they manage to defeat the current tag team champions – Seth Rollins and Roman...