Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Legendary Dusty Rhodes Passes Away


It is with extreme sadness we are forced to report the passing of truly one of the greatest American men to lace a pair of wrestling boots, "The "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. Here is a list of SOME of his great accomplishments by the father of Goldust & Stardust:


NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship
NWA North American Tag Team Championship
NWA Floridian Brass Knuckles Championship
NWA Florida Bahamian Championship
NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship
10 Time NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
4 Time NWA Florida Tag Team Championship
2 Time NWA Florida Television Championship
7 Time NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
NWA Floridian United States Tag Team Championship
2 Time NWA World Heavyweight Championship
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
NWA National Heavyweight Championship
IWA World Tag Team Championship
NWA United States Heayvweight Championship
2 Time NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
3 Time NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team Championship
3 Time NWA World Television Championship
PWF Heavyweight Championship
Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament Winner
WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)
2 Time NWA American Tag Team Championship
2 Time NWA Texan Brass Knuckles Championship
NWA Detroit World Tag Team Championship
NWA Hawaii North American Heavyweight Championship
NWA San Francisco United States Heavyweight Championship
NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Championship
NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Championship
NWF World Tag Team Championship
IWA World Tag Team Championship
...and many more.

The following is from TMZ:

WWE superstar Dusty Rhodes -- famously known as "The American Dream" -- has died at age 69 ... the WWE confirms.

Rhodes -- real name Virgil Runnels -- passed away Thursday morning.

Rhodes, who famously rocked polka dot tights during his legendary career, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

Dusty had 4 children -- including two sons who also became wrestling superstars -- Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels).

The WWE issued a statement saying, "WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues."

WWE superstar Triple H posted a comment about his friend ... saying, "Saddened to hear the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Legend, teacher, mentor, friend...Love you Dream."

Officials tell us ... emergency personnel responded to Dusty's home in Orlando, FL at 5:56 AM Wednesday morning after getting a call reporting a 69-year-old male had taken a fall.

We're told Rhodes was transported to a nearby hospital ... where he eventually passed away.

We're told Dusty's immediate family raced to be by his side as soon as they learned he was in the hospital.

Our sources tell us Dusty suffered "numerous complications" throughout the night ... which ultimately proved fatal.

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