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Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. (*Austin, 12 de outubro de 1945 + Orlando, 11 de junho de 2015), mais conhecido pelo seu nome de ringue de "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes foi um ex-lutador de wrestling profissional, trabalhou na WWE em seu território de desenvolvimento a Florida Championship Wrestling.

Rhodes foi introduzido no WWE Hall of Fame em 2007. Cody e Dustin Runnels seus filhos também são lutadores de wrestling profissional.

Carreira

No wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Bionic elbow – Inovação
  • Figure four leglock
  • Polka Dot Drop (Running elbow drop) – WWF
  • Apelido
  • "The American Dream"
  • Música de entrada
  • "Common Man Boogie" por Jimmy Hart e J.J. Maguire (WWF/E; 1989–1991, 2006–2015)
  • "Old Time Rock and Roll" por Bob Seger (WCW)
  • "Rockhouse" por Jimmy Hart w H. Helm (WCW; utilizado quandoo era parte da New World Order)
  • "This Is Why (I Sing The Blues)" por Reckless Fortune (ECW)
  • "Midnight Rider" por Willie Nelson (ROH)
  • "Kakutougi Theme" por Ryuichi Sakamoto (NJPW / Hustle)
  • "American Dream" por Freedom (NJPW)
  • "You Can't Judge a book by the Cover" por Hank Williams, Jr. (NWA)

Campeonatos e prêmios

  • Heart of America Sports Attractions/Central States Wrestling
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 vez)[2]
  • NWA North American Tag Team Championship (1 vez) - com Dick Murdoch[3]
  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
  • Georgia Championship Wrestling


  • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)
  • World Class Championship Wrestling/NWA Big Time Wrestling
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)(1 vez)[25]
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) (1 vez)[26] (Último)
  • NWA Tri-State
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (1 vez)[27]
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (1 vez) - com André the Giant[28]
  • National Wrestling Federation
  • PWI Match of the Year (1979) vs. Harley Race
  • PWI Match of the Year (1986) vs. Ric Flair em uma cage match no The Great American Bash
  • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1977, 1978)
  • PWI Feud of the Year (1987) Four Horsemen vs. Super Powers e The Road Warriors
  • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1978, 1979, 1987)
  • PWI o classificou na posição 11 do PWI Years em 2003.
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Class of 2010
  • World Championship Wrestling (Australia)
  • IWA World Tag Team Championship (1 vez) – com Dick Murdoch[30]
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
  • Most Charismatic (1982) dividido com Ric Flair
  • Most Overrated (1987, 1988)
  • Worst Television Announcer (1997)
  • Best Booker (1986)
  • Best Babyface (1980)
  • Readers' Least Favorite Wrestler (1987, 1988)
  • Most Embarrassing Wrestler (1990)
  • Worst Feud of the Year (1988) (The Midnight Rider) vs. Tully Blanchard
  • Worst Gimmick (1988)

Referências

  1. 1,0 1,1 Dusty Rhodes' biography.

  2. N.W.A. Central States Heavyweight Title. Wrestling Titles. Página visitada em 2008-01-06.
  3. NWA North American Tag Team Title (Central States version) history At wrestling-titles.com
  4. NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  5. N.W.A. Florida Brass Knuckles Title. Wrestling Titles. Página visitada em 2008-01-06.
  6. NWA Global Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  7. Florida Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  8. NWA Southern Heavyweight Title (Florida) history At wrestling-titles.com
  9. Florida Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  10. NWA Florida Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  11. NWA United States Tag Team Title (Florida version) history At wrestling-titles.com
  12. 12,0 12,1 NWA World Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  13. NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  14. NWA National Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  15. NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  16. NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  17. NWA World 6-Man Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  18. NWA World Tag Team Title (Mid-Atlantic/WCW) At wrestling-titles.com
  19. NWA/WCW World Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  20. WCW Hall of Fame history At wrestling-titles.com
  21. NWA American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  22. N.W.A. Texas Brass Knuckles Title. Wrestling Titles. Página visitada em 2008-01-06.
  23. NWA World Tag Team Title (Detroit) history At wrestling-titles.com
  24. NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  25. NWA North American Heavyweight Title (Hawaii version) history At wrestling-titles.com
  26. NWA United States Heavyweight Title (San Fancisco) history At wrestling-titles.com
  27. North American Hevayweight Title (Mid-South) history At wrestling-titles.com
  28. NWA United States Tag Team Title (Tri-State version) history At wrestling-titles.com
  29. NWF World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  30. IWA World Tag Team Title (Australia) history At wrestling-titles.com
  31. WWF/WWE Hall of Fame history At wrestling-titles.com

Ligações externas

WWE United States Championship (Campeões)
MACW/JCP (1975–1988)

Harley Race  • Johnny Valentine  • Terry Funk  • Paul Jones  • Blackjack Mulligan  • Bobo Brazil  • Ric Flair  • Ricky Steamboat  • Mr. Wrestling  • Jimmy Snuka  • Roddy Piper  • Wahoo McDaniel  • Sgt. Slaughter  • Greg Valentine  • Dick Slater  • Magnum T.A.  • Tully Blanchard  • Nikita Koloff  • Lex Luger  • Dusty Rhodes  • Barry Windham

WCW (1988–2001)

Michael Hayes  • Stan Hansen  • Sting  • Rick Rude  • Dustin Rhodes  • Steve Austin  • Jim Duggan  • Big Van Vader  • Kensuke Sasaki  • One Man Gang  • Konnan  • Eddy Guerrero  • Dean Malenko  • Jeff Jarrett  • Steve McMichael  • Curt Hennig  • Diamond Dallas Page  • Raven  • Goldberg  • Bret Hart  • Scott Hall  • Scott Steiner  • David Flair  • Chris Benoit  • Sid Vicious  • Lance Storm  • Gen. Hugh G. Rection  • Shane Douglas  • Rick Steiner  • Booker T

WWF/E (2001, 2003–presente)

Booker T  • Chris Kanyon  • Tajiri  • Rhyno  • Kurt Angle  • Edge  • Eddie Guerrero  • Big Show  • John Cena  • Carlito Caribbean Cool  • Orlando Jordan  • Chris Benoit  • John "Bradshaw" Layfield  • Bobby Lashley  • Finlay  • Mr. Kennedy  • Montel Vontavious Porter  • Matt Hardy  • Shelton Benjamin  • Kofi Kingston  • The Miz  • Bret Hart  • R-Truth  • Daniel Bryan  • Sheamus  • Dolph Ziggler  • Zack Ryder  • Jack Swagger  • Santino Marella  • Antonio Cesaro  • Dean Ambrose  • Rusev  • Seth Rollins  • Alberto Del Rio  • Kalisto  • Roman Reigns  • Chris Jericho  • Kevin Owens  • AJ Styles  • Baron Corbin  • Bobby Roode  • Randy Orton  • Jinder Mahal  • Jeff Hardy  • Shinsuke Nakamura  • Samoa Joe  • Rey Mysterio  • Ricochet

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