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Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.

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.

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Oct 12, 1945 In Austin, TX
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gold Raiders 1984-05-25
Latest Project:
Series WCW WorldWide 2018
Known For
Poster of NWA The Great American Bash 1988
Poster of NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988
Poster of NWA The Great American Bash 1987
Poster of Gold Raiders
Series WCW WorldWide Unknown 2018
Movie The US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness 2016-04-26
Movie Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Dusty Rhodes 2016-08-09
Movie WCW'S Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches Volume 1 2014-03-12
Movie WWE: WCW War Games: WCW's Most Notorious Matches Dusty Rhodes 2013-06-25
Movie Legends of Mid-South Wrestling 2013-09-10
Movie WWE: The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions 2012-05-22
Movie WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010-12-07
Movie Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009-06-09
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2007 Dusty Rhodes 2007-07-22
Movie 20 Years Too Soon: The Superstar Billy Graham Story Dusty Rhodes 2006-06-20
Movie WWE Cyber Sunday 2006 Dusty Rhodes 2006-11-05
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2006 Dusty Rhodes 2006-11-26
Movie WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80's Dusty Rhodes 2005-06-14
Series Impact Wrestling 2004-06-04
Series Major League Wrestling: Underground TV 2003-04-07
Movie WCW Greed Dusty Rhodes 2001-03-18
Movie The Unreal Story Of Pro Wrestling Dusty Rhodes 2000-02-07
Series ECW on TNN 1999-08-27
Movie WCW Souled Out 1998 Dusty Rhodes 1998-01-24
Movie WCW SuperBrawl VIII Dusty Rhodes 1998-02-22
Movie WCW Uncensored 1998 Dusty Rhodes 1998-03-15
Series WCW Monday Nitro 1995-09-04
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1994 Dusty Rhodes 1994-09-18
Series WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Series ECW Hardcore TV 1993-04-05
Movie WCW New Japan Supershow II Dusty Rhodes 1992-01-04
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc 1991 Dusty Rhodes 1991-10-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Dusty Rhodes 1991-01-19
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Dusty Rhodes 1990-01-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Dusty Rhodes 1990-08-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Dusty Rhodes 1990-04-01
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Dusty Rhodes 1989-11-23
Movie WCW Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1988-06-08
Movie NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988 Dusty Rhodes 1988-01-24
Movie WCW Clash of the Champions I "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1988-03-27
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1988 Dusty Rhodes 1988-07-10
Movie WCW Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes 1988-09-07
Movie NWA Starrcade '88 Dusty Rhodes 1988-12-26
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1987 Dusty Rhodes 1987-07-31
Movie NWA Starrcade '87 Dusty Rhodes 1987-11-26
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1986 Dusty Rhodes 1986-07-26
Movie NWA Starrcade '86 Dusty Rhodes 1986-11-27
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1985 Dusty Rhodes 1985-07-16
Movie NWA Starrcade '85 Dusty Rhodes 1985-11-28
Movie Gold Raiders 1984-05-25
Movie NWA Starrcade '84 Dusty Rhodes 1984-11-22