Expert trash talker, former professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes passes away at 69

Former NWA/WCW/WWE wrestler Virgil Runnels, better known as “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes passed away Thursday at the age of 69.

Over his career, Rhodes was arguably the best on the mic and one of the most charismatic professional wrestlers in history. He was a 2007 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, NWA World Champion, NWA World Tag Team Champion, United States Champion and NWA Television Champion.

Check out one of his most notorious promos ever above.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Runnels’ family and loved ones.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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