Mostly Credited As: Dusty Rhodes
Sometimes Credited As: 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes
The American Dream
The Bull of the Woods
Birth Name: Virgil Riley Runnels
Date Of Birth: October 12, 1945 (Age 69)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Austin, Texas
Date Of Death: June 11, 2015
Cause Of Death: kidney failure
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
WWE NXT (2010)
(Credited in 63 episodes from this show)
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Dusty's favorite moves were the Bionic elbow, the Elbow drop, the Figure-four leg lock and the Sleeper hold.
Some quotes "I am bad & they know I'm bad! And there were two bad people; one was John Wayne & he's dead brother & the other one's right here!" & "I ain't never seen nothin' like this and I've been to three goat-ropin's & an all-night fair, daddy!"
More quotes "Live and in public, if you weeel!", "This guy here is gonna go to the paywinda!", "Plundah! He brought some plundah to the ring!", "Ric Flair is getting funkay like a munkay!
And finally "I have wined and dined with kings and queens, and I've slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans." and "Nobody cracks whip with the American Dream!"
He has gone by the following names of The American Dream, 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes, Dusty, Dusty Rhodes and the Midnight Rider (masked).
Dusty has wrestled in the AWA, ASPW, BTW, CCW, ECW, FCW, FTW, GCW, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, NWA, PWF, ROH, SCW, TNA, WCW, WWF/WWE and his own promotion TCW (Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling).
He began his wrestling career in 1968 as a heel tag team partner with 'Dirty' Dick Murdock forming the team of the 'Texas Outlaws'.
In the 1970's he was a face solo wrestler in FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) calling himself the "White Soul King" and the "American Dream" claming to be a working class hero.
He has been a member of the N.W.O. (New World Order), the Texas Outlaws (later known as the Outlaws), the Super Powers (with Ivan Koloff) & the Dream Team (with Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Terry Taylor & Tito Santana).
He has feuded with The Andersons, Billy 'Superstar' Graham, Bunkhouse Buck, 'Dirty' Dick Slater, the Four Horsemen, Ivan Koloff, Jeff Jarrett, Larry Zbyszko, Randy 'Macho Man' Savage, Ric Flair, Terry Funk & Tully Blanchard.
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