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"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« on: June 11, 2015, 12:11:58 PM »
Thought everyone waiting for the draw results to come out for something different.  Who grew up on old school wrestling.  Don't get me wrong I know it is fake but really enjoyed the days of Nick Bonkwinkle, Jumping Jim Bronzel, Dusty Rhodes.  Before all the drama and soap opera stuff.  Dusty Rhodes passed away today.

WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.

Photos: Dusty's career-defining moments

Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.

http://www.wwe.com/inside/dusty-rhodes-passes-away
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 12:14:50 PM »
Jimmy "SUPERFLY" Snuka,,,,  wasn't his partner for a while playboy buddy rose
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 12:19:50 PM »
Jimmy "SUPERFLY" Snuka,,,,  wasn't his partner for a while playboy buddy rose
He wasn't of Dusty's.  Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was a blast to watch.  Snuka has a daughter and I believe nephews in the WWE wrestling right now.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 12:20:35 PM »
I don't know how "dedicated" of a father he was when he denounced Dustin, calling him a fag because he chose to continue with the Goldust character and didn't chose to "shove that make-up up Vince's ass".
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 12:23:14 PM »
OK,  Andre the Giant.......showing my age here
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 12:24:54 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!

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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 12:37:33 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!
Colonel DeBeers.  Enough said.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 12:40:48 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!
I would be sitting with my grandpa watching it.  Junk Yard Dog, Mad Dog Vachon, Ray "The Crippler" Stevens, Vern Gagne, The Iron Shiek
I don't know how "dedicated" of a father he was when he denounced Dustin, calling him a fag because he chose to continue with the Goldust character and didn't chose to "shove that make-up up Vince's ass".
Now his other son Cody is doing the thing like his brother Dustin.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 12:44:35 PM »
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2015, 12:50:04 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!
I would be sitting with my grandpa watching it.  Junk Yard Dog, Mad Dog Vachon, Ray "The Crippler" Stevens, Vern Gagne, The Iron Shiek
I don't know how "dedicated" of a father he was when he denounced Dustin, calling him a fag because he chose to continue with the Goldust character and didn't chose to "shove that make-up up Vince's ass".
Now his other son Cody is doing the thing like his brother Dustin.

That's because Goldust was a career maker and Stardust has taken Cody to that next level when he had been stagnant for a couple of years. For Dusty to bad mouth the Goldust character and say the many negative things he did because he didn't like the characters overtones, especially when it made his son famous, was out of bounds in my opinion.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 01:05:36 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!
I would be sitting with my grandpa watching it.  Junk Yard Dog, Mad Dog Vachon, Ray "The Crippler" Stevens, Vern Gagne, The Iron Shiek
I don't know how "dedicated" of a father he was when he denounced Dustin, calling him a fag because he chose to continue with the Goldust character and didn't chose to "shove that make-up up Vince's ass".
Now his other son Cody is doing the thing like his brother Dustin.

That's because Goldust was a career maker and Stardust has taken Cody to that next level when he had been stagnant for a couple of years. For Dusty to bad mouth the Goldust character and say the many negative things he did because he didn't like the characters overtones, especially when it made his son famous, was out of bounds in my opinion.
I agree but I also think it was a story line.  I believe Dusty Rhodes was involved in recruiting and behind the scenes with WWE.  No a days it is all about the story line and drama.

Remember when it used to be 2 out of 3 falls.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2015, 01:15:35 PM »
Those guys go through a lot to entertain us. RIP Dusty.

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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2015, 01:32:31 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!
I would be sitting with my grandpa watching it.  Junk Yard Dog, Mad Dog Vachon, Ray "The Crippler" Stevens, Vern Gagne, The Iron Shiek
I don't know how "dedicated" of a father he was when he denounced Dustin, calling him a fag because he chose to continue with the Goldust character and didn't chose to "shove that make-up up Vince's ass".
Now his other son Cody is doing the thing like his brother Dustin.

That's because Goldust was a career maker and Stardust has taken Cody to that next level when he had been stagnant for a couple of years. For Dusty to bad mouth the Goldust character and say the many negative things he did because he didn't like the characters overtones, especially when it made his son famous, was out of bounds in my opinion.
I agree but I also think it was a story line.  I believe Dusty Rhodes was involved in recruiting and behind the scenes with WWE.  No a days it is all about the story line and drama.

Remember when it used to be 2 out of 3 falls.

When he said those things about Dustin though, he was still with WCW and not affiliated with WWF (at the time).  There was real life bad blood between the two for a number of years.  Not exactly what I'd call a supportive father during those years
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2015, 01:34:20 PM »
Man, we'd gather around the TV every Sunday morning for All Star Wrestling. Jake the Milkman Milliman, Nick Bockwinkle... those were the days!
I would be sitting with my grandpa watching it.  Junk Yard Dog, Mad Dog Vachon, Ray "The Crippler" Stevens, Vern Gagne, The Iron Shiek
I don't know how "dedicated" of a father he was when he denounced Dustin, calling him a fag because he chose to continue with the Goldust character and didn't chose to "shove that make-up up Vince's ass".
Now his other son Cody is doing the thing like his brother Dustin.

That's because Goldust was a career maker and Stardust has taken Cody to that next level when he had been stagnant for a couple of years. For Dusty to bad mouth the Goldust character and say the many negative things he did because he didn't like the characters overtones, especially when it made his son famous, was out of bounds in my opinion.
I agree but I also think it was a story line.  I believe Dusty Rhodes was involved in recruiting and behind the scenes with WWE.  No a days it is all about the story line and drama.

Remember when it used to be 2 out of 3 falls.

When he said those things about Dustin though, he was still with WCW and not affiliated with WWF (at the time).  There was real life bad blood between the two for a number of years.  Not exactly what I'd call a supportive father during those years
I think it all got settled out.  Both sons inducted him into the Hall of Fame a couple years ago.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2015, 01:35:35 PM »
That's to bad ..I used to watch all the stuff back in the day with my Grandfather ...When that stuff was on you did not bother him about anything ..He loved that crap a lot ..my best memories with him was staying up to 11pm and watching wrestling ..Midget wrestling was our all time favorite ..So funny watching those little dudes flying around the ring ..Superfly was one of my favorites ! After Stone Cold left I pretty much gave up on it , All UFC for me now !! :tup:

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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2015, 02:00:15 PM »
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2015, 02:15:10 PM »
Wow I am pleasantly surprised that there is a bunch of wrestling watchers here.  I thought I would get a bunch of crap for watching wrestling.
That's to bad ..I used to watch all the stuff back in the day with my Grandfather ...When that stuff was on you did not bother him about anything ..He loved that crap a lot ..my best memories with him was staying up to 11pm and watching wrestling ..Midget wrestling was our all time favorite ..So funny watching those little dudes flying around the ring ..Superfly was one of my favorites ! After Stone Cold left I pretty much gave up on it , All UFC for me now !! :tup:
New school yeah Stone Cold was the man, the Rock was a blast to watch.  He could talk the talk for sure.  John Cena kind of took up reins but he really can't play and heal.  He is a good guy.  I really slowed on watching since the Rock left.  Been to some events  WWF and WCW.  I also saw some old AWA stars in a gym when I was a kid.  The Road Warriors Hawk and Animal were probably one of my all time favorites.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh whattttt aaaaa Ruuuuusssshhhhh.  They would always be fined and suspended because they were to rough.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2015, 02:44:25 PM »
Dean Ambrose at his best will fill your Stone Cold Steve Austin void.  He's held back so much by the new rules they play by on TV now though
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2015, 02:55:19 PM »
Rowdy Roddy Piper was my favorite, then Stone cold..
Have not watched any in years though..
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2015, 02:57:44 PM »
Colonel DeBeerds ended up being a teacher of mine in Highschool.. I was like WTH?!?!?!  It was awesome! He gave us all the lo-down on the wrestling life.. Told us about Jake the Snakes huge coke habit, a few of the guys who were gay with eachother, all kinds of stuff.. It was the best quarter of school ever!!

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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2015, 06:26:02 PM »
My dad used to take me to the Masonic temple in Seattle back in the 70's,,,,Lumber Jack Luke,,and I heard some one say the Iron Sheik.....good memories......
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2015, 06:45:06 PM »
I remember as a kid portland big time wrestling!! several years ago I was loading logs in eastern oregon and rip oliver was the truck driver.
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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2015, 06:49:14 PM »
My dad used to take me to the Masonic temple in Seattle back in the 70's,,,,Lumber Jack Luke,,and I heard some one say the Iron Sheik.....good memories......

 :yeah: Lumberjack Luke and his partner Logger Larson. Remember them getting all riled up for the camera and calling all the fans "Pig Farmers!" Good memories.

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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2015, 06:55:57 PM »
Rowdy Roddy Piper was my favorite, then Stone cold..
Have not watched any in years though..
Yeah ...Rowdy Piper was good too ... I like most of them ..But who I hated the most was Rick Flair ...I wish someone would have really used a bat on his head  :chuckle:

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Re: "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2015, 07:00:59 PM »
Mean Gene Kininski ? I liked Rowdy Piper