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The American Dream Gone But Not Forgotten

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It came to a bit of a surprise and shock to the wrestling world yesterday when WWE announced the passing of WWE Legend Dusty Rhodes.

The American Dream died on Thursday 11th June 2015 aged 69.

Wrestlers, Divas and Fans took to social media to send their condolences and heart felt messages. To tell stories and reminisce about the polka dot loving legend, who began his rise in the wrestling world in the 1960’s. Many will remember his legendary feud with Ric Flair and the four horsemen, and his undeniable charm, charisma and love for life.

His promos were second to none, and I only wish I had been a fan at the time of his era, where the best wrestling was still yet to come.

His lengthy career began in wrestling rings in the south in the early 70s, winning three National Wrestling Alliance championships. In 1977, he joined the World Wide Wrestling Federation.Rhodes was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by his two sons Cody Rhodes and Dustin Runnels (Goldust).

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WWE said: โ€œRunnels 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,โ€

The wrestling world mourns another loss of one of it’s legends, one of the corner stones of it’s legacy, a mentor, a father, a grandfather and an inspiration.

My Condolences and thoughts are with the Runnels family.

Sleep well American Dream
xx

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