Biography

Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler currently working for WWE as the Commissioner of NXT. He makes occasional on-air appearances on other WWE television and pay-per-views and works as a backstage booker and producer in the NXT Wrestling developmental territory. Billed as "the son of a plumber", Rhodes' character was that of the working man. Rhodes is a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and has also won the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship once, the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship ten times, the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version) seven times and the NWA National Heavyweight Championship one time. He has also won many other championships during his wrestling career. He is one of six men inducted into each of the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is the father of professional wrestlers Dustin Rhodes and Cody Rhodes, both currently working for WWE.

Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler currently working for WWE as the Commissioner of NXT. He makes occasional on-air appearances on other WWE television and pay-per-views and works as a backstage booker and producer in the NXT Wrestling developmental territory. Billed as "the son of a plumber", Rhodes' character was that of the working man. Rhodes is a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and has also won the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship once, the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship ten times, the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version) seven times and the NWA National Heavyweight Championship one time. He has also won many other championships during his wrestling career. He is one of six men inducted into each of the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is the father of professional wrestlers Dustin Rhodes and Cody Rhodes, both currently working for WWE.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1945-10-12

Day of Death 2015-06-11

Place of Birth Austin, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Dusty Rhodes

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Scott Hall: Living on a Razor's Edge
2018 Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
2017 WWE Unreleased: 1986-1995
2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon as Dusty Rhodes
2016 WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness
2016 The US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness
2014 WWE: United We Slam - Best Of The Great American Bash
2014 WCW'S Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches Volume 1
2013 Legends of Mid-South Wrestling
2013 WWE: WCW War Games: WCW's Most Notorious Matches as Dusty Rhodes
2012 WWE: The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions
2010 WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
2009 Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection
2007 Life in the Fast Lane
2007 WWE The Great American Bash 2007 as Dusty Rhodes
2006 WWE Survivor Series 2006 as Dusty Rhodes
2006 WWE Cyber Sunday 2006 as Dusty Rhodes
2006 WWE: 20 Years Too Soon - The Superstar Billy Graham Story as Dusty Rhodes
2006 WWE: The American Dream - The Dusty Rhodes Story as Dusty Rhodes
2005 TNA Wrestling: Enigma - The Best of Jeff Hardy as Dusty Rhodes
2005 WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80's as Dusty Rhodes
2004 Impact Wrestling (353 episodes)
2003 Major League Wrestling: Underground TV (35 episodes)
2001 WCW Greed as Dusty Rhodes
2000 The Unreal Story Of Pro Wrestling as Dusty Rhodes
1999 ECW on TNN (55 episodes)
1998 WCW Uncensored 1998 as Dusty Rhodes
1998 WCW SuperBrawl VIII as Dusty Rhodes
1998 WCW Souled Out 1998 as Dusty Rhodes
1995 WCW Monday Nitro (262 episodes)
1994 WCW Fall Brawl 1994 as Dusty Rhodes
1993 ECW Hardcore TV (401 episodes)
1993 WWE Raw (3 episodes)
1992 WCW/New Japan Supershow II as Dusty Rhodes
1991 WCW Halloween Havoc 1991 as Dusty Rhodes
1991 WWE Royal Rumble 1991 as Dusty Rhodes
1990 WWE SummerSlam 1990 as Dusty Rhodes
1990 WWE WrestleMania VI as Dusty Rhodes
1990 WWE Royal Rumble 1990 as Dusty Rhodes
1989 WWE Survivor Series 1989 as Dusty Rhodes
1988 NWA Starrcade 1988 as Dusty Rhodes
1988 WCW Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
1988 NWA The Great American Bash 1988 as Dusty Rhodes
1988 WCW Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
1988 WCW Clash of the Champions I as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
1988 NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988 as Dusty Rhodes
1987 NWA Starrcade 1987 as Dusty Rhodes
1987 NWA The Great American Bash 1987 as Dusty Rhodes
1987 Jim Crockett Sr., Memorial Cup Wrestling Tournament 1987 as Dusty Rhodes
1986 NWA Starrcade 1986 as Dusty Rhodes
1986 NWA The Great American Bash 1986 as Dusty Rhodes
1986 Jim Crockett Sr., Memorial Cup Wrestling Tournament 1986 as Dusty Rhodes
1985 NWA Starrcade 1985 as Dusty Rhodes
1985 NWA The Great American Bash 1985 as Dusty Rhodes
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event (41 episodes)
1984 NWA Starrcade 1984 as Dusty Rhodes
1984 Gold Raiders

Writing

2007 WWE Royal Rumble 2007 Writer
2006 WWE Royal Rumble 2006 Writer
2002 WWE Velocity (183 episodes)Writer
1999 WWE SmackDown Live (575 episodes)Writer
1998 WWE Heat (384 episodes)Writer
1993 WWE Raw (918 episodes)Writer
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event (41 episodes)Writer

Production

2013 WWE: WCW War Games: WCW's Most Notorious Matches Executive Consultant

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