Rassslin’ and Rantin’ returns to it’s Wrestling Icons series with a look back at the career of the late American Dream Dusty Rhodes.
From his time in the NWA territories, to Jim Crockett Promotions, to the WWF, polka dots, War Games, Chamber of Horrors and the infamous Shockmaster scenario, Rhodes provided wrestling fans with some of the most memorable moments in history from the 1970s to the 2010s.
Dusty Rhodes, born Virgil Runnels, was not only a three time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, but a multi-time regional champion and one of the creative minds behind many NWA and WCW inventions like The Great American Bash, Starrcade, War Games, Clash of Champions and so on. He would later guide many young stars in WWE’s Florida developmental system which would become WWE NXT, influencing Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens, Renee Young and many more.
Rhodes passed away in June of 2015 and will be sorely missed as he was one of the pillars of professional wrestling over three plus decades.