WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes has passed away

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The WWE announced on its website Thursday that Virgil Runnels, better

known to wrestling fans as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, has

passed away at the age of 69.

Runnels four-decade career spanned across almost every major

professional wrestling organization.

He joined the National Wrestling Alliance in 1974, and became a

three-time champion.

Rhodes moved onto World Championship wrestling in the '80s, before

joining the WWF in 1989.

After returning to the WCW in the '90s, Rhodes enjoyed a stint with

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2003-05, before ultimately

returning to the WWE in 2005.

Rhodes was inducted into the WWE, WCW, and Professional Wrestling hall

of fames and isfather to WWE superstars Dustin "Goldust" Rhodes and

Cody "Stardust" Rhodes.

"Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work

ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit," WWE

said in a statement.

"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."

Credit: ftw.usatoday.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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