The famous American wrestler Virgil Runnels, also known as ‘Dusty Rhodes’ died at the age 69 on Thursday. The reason of his death is yet to be confirmed. WWE has confirmed the news with an official announcement on their website.
The renowned pro wrestler gained fame in the 1970s and 1980s, when he was at the peak of his vibrant career. His name spread around the USA at those years. Every American household came to know the existence of ‘The American Dream’ when put his heart and soul to fight bravely in the rings.
‘The Son of a Plumber’ had been working with the WWE as a creative advisor after his last match back in 2007. He was defeated by Randy Orton in the last match of his career at the Great American Bash. After retiring from the ring, he became the man behind the picture and kept in touch with the WWE. He was stationed at the Performance Center of WWE in Orlando, Florida.
‘The Stardust’ had an amazing career. He won the NWA World Heavyweight championship three times as well as was an ex United States champion in Jim Crockett Promotions. He won Television, World Tag Team and Six-Man Tag Team championship several times. The WWE Hall of Famer started was known for his polka-dot costume back in 1989.
Dusty Rhodes started his professional wrestling career in the ‘70s. He formed a tag team with Dick Murdoch and started his ring career in the American Wrestling Association. He had become a famous wrestler in the ‘80s, one of the major names in the National Wrestling Alliance. He joined the WWE in 1989 and began to wear his famous yellow polka-dotted outfit. He was nicknamed as the ‘Common Man’ back then.
The WWE federation expressed their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the Dusty Rhodes. In the official eulogy WWE remembered him for his energetic devotion to make WWE more vivid and lively