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 silence in honor of Dusty. Paige, Emma, Summer Rae and Rosa Mendes, who spent a lot of time with the Dream down at the Performance Center, were visibly shaken and cried throughout the 10 bell salute.
After the final bell rang, fans clapped and Dusty’s WWE theme song kicked in with everyone inside the arena clapping to the beat. WWE is expected to pay tribute to Dusty Rhodes tonight on Monday Night Raw with several videos playing throughout the show. The company also created a beautiful video tribute set to Phillip Phillips’ Raging Fire song and you can see both the tribute video and the tribute from the MITB opening below.