Raising Hell in Heaven: A Tribute to ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

A wrestling community still reeling from the passing of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes was dealt another crushing blow this weekend; the shocking death of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. In the 24 hours that followed the announcement of his passing, the Internet positively blew up with comments from fans, friends and colleagues of the Hot Rod, all paying tribute to one of the industry’s...
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Gordon Solie: Remembering the Man Behind the Story of Pro Wrestling

Fifteen years ago Monday, professional wrestling lost its story teller. Gordon Solie passed away, leaving behind a legacy that has been unmatched and a hole in the business of reporting professional wrestling. With all fairness to Jim Ross, no one can touch the subtle tones of Solie’s match calling and his interview skills from the desk at Championship Wrestling from Florida. ...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Rhodes writes emotional letter to late father

It has been a little more than a month since WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes unexpectedly passed away. His son, Cody Rhodes, younger half-brother of WWE superstar Goldust, returned last Monday night on Raw after understandably missing a few weeks of work. People were excited to see Rhodes getting back on the horse after such a tragedy, but some fans were upset...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Cody Rhodes explains why he returned as Stardust, John Cena says he’ll never quit WWE and more links

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WWECody Rhodes pens a very, very personal letter to his father, the late “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. In it, Rhodes explains why he returned as Stardust, the special meaning behind...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Dolph Ziggler reportedly re-signs with WWE, Eden and Cody Rhodes reality check fans who wanted him to exploit Dusty Rhodes’ death, and more

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. Wednesday night means Lucha Underground and Ivelisse Velez. WWE Dolph Ziggler has reportedly re-signed with WWE … for real, this time. Also, he’s shooting a WWE Studios film, 6:42....
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Tough Enough is Tough to Watch

Coming off of the best season in Tough Enough history, I was ecstatic when the WWE announced the return of Tough Enough. Little did I know that the only things not returning were everything I liked about the previous season. After three weeks of forcing myself to sit through this show, I am taking a page out of Arnold Skaaland’s book and throwing in the towel. The show is...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling (Quick) Fix: Austin Aries returns to Ring of Honor; Dusty Rhodes special after Raw tonight

Austin Aries is headed for Ring of Honor. The Vascular Vegetarian’s TNA contract expired last week, and he’s only one of several TNA players reportedly on the way out of the company. ROH announced the two-time former ROH Champion’s return Monday morning as he’s scheduled to address fans on the July 17 card at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. Will he also compete? No...
Via Between The Ropes
28 days ago  |  Discuss

(Watch) Scott Hall remembers the legendary Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes had a great impact on the careers of many pro wrestlers. Rhodes, who passed away at age 69 on June 11, helped mentor and groom some of the best in the business. One of those is the legendary, charismatic Scott Hall. The Bad Guy, aka Razor Ramon, took the time to appreciate and remember The American Dream. "Being cool does not expire. Being smart does not have an expiration...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

CRL Mailbag: NBA Draft Expectations, Dusty Rhodes, Top Independent Wrestlers

In this edition of the Cleats, Rhymes & Life mailbag I answer your questions regarding the NBA Draft, Dusty Rhodes, must-see sporting events for my newborn, and more. As usual, before we dive into any of that it’s time for my latest RECKLESS POWER RANKINGS. Although I received a ton of recommendations on Twitter regarding [&hellip The post CRL Mailbag: NBA Draft Expectations...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back at “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel

Pro wrestling lost another great one this week. Former territorial star, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel passed away Monday at the age of 53. The passing of Landel comes less than a week after the passing of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. News broke Monday afternoon of Landel’s passing to a wrestling world that was just starting to get over the passing of Dusty and ladies’...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The NXT Roster Paid Tribute To ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes

Late last week we lost one of the greatest men to ever enter the squared circle, “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. During Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view and Monday’s Raw WWE’s main roster paid tribute with an emotional video followed by a 10-bell salute. On Thursday, the men and women in WWE’s developmental system, NXT, [&hellip The post The NXT Roster Paid...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Christopher Daniels Talks ROH Best in the World ’15, Facing Samoa Joe One More Time and Dusty Rhodes

One-half of The Addiction CHRISTOPHER DANIELS joins the podcast to talk about the big weekend for him and Frankie Kazarian as they take on reDRagon Friday at Ring of Honor Best in the World ’15 for the tag titles and the next night will have a dream match against AJ Styles and Samoe Joe. Plus, he talks about growing up a wrestling fan and the teams that influenced him, working...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The night Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair almost were tag-team partners

The death of Dusty Rhodes last week brought back memories of what almost was. It was 2006 and we were brainstorming the creative for the upcoming Survivor Series Pay-Per-View event. This was during the age of the Spirit Squad. And what better way to get a bunch of male cheerleaders over than to have them face a "dream" team of beloved wrestling legends. And "dream" team it was, because...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Network – Celebrating The Dream Dusty Rhodes Special

If you have the WWE Network, I really think you should invest in the hour long program Celebrating The Dream. It’ll break your heart but make you smile uncontrollably, you’ll remember why you grew up in love with the Dream and if you didn’t grow up in love with him you’ll suddenly feel like you did. The American Dream Dusty Rhodes was a little before my time but I still managed...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Entire WWE Roster Pays Tribute To Dusty Rhodes During 10-Bell Salute (Video)

The wrestling community is still in mourning over icon Dusty Rhodes’ passing last week. As a show of respect, WWE paid tribute to Rhodes before Sunday’s Money In The Bank PPV event, with every member of the company’s roster present for a 10-bell salute to Rhodes. “The American Dream” wasn’t actually a member of WWE for any lengthy period of time, but he rose to legendary...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Dusty Rhodes

No matter what you think about “The American Dream”, and no matter what memories you have, can you remember a time when Virgil Runnels made being a fan of Professional Wrestling an insult? For fans of Professional Wrestling, and especially those that can remember back to the 1970’s, the legacy and impact of Dusty Rhodes is unmistakable. Sometimes that impact wasn’t the...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The WWE paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes

The WWE celebrated the life and career of "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes last night.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: WWE's touching video tribute to Rhodes before PPV

Three days after professional wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes died at age 69, WWE on Sunday night played a tribute video to the icon on the “Money in the Bank" pay-per-view. Born Virgil Runnels, “The American Dream," as he was affectionately known, died Thursday, reportedly after suffering a fall at home. The three-time NWA champion was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

PDP Reaction: Money in the Bank

The WWE Money in the Bank event is in the books. Here’s a quick look back at the event and what I liked and didn’t like. To start the event, they honored the passing of Dusty Rhodes with a ten bell salute as the roster paid it’s respect from the ramp. Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Randy Orton vs Neville vs Kane vs Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston vs Sheamus vs Roman Reigns ...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE pays tribute to Dusty Rhodes, 1st match announced for Battleground, Titles change hands at MITB

The whole WWE roster paid tribute to the late, great Hall of Famer and mentor Dusty Rhodes before tonight’s Money in the Bank event in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s the video package that was played for the fans in attendance and the folks watching at home. After nearly becoming Mr. Money in the Bank, Roman Reigns was taken out of the equation after a surprise appearance from Bray...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE: The Passing of a WWE Legend, Dusty Rhodes

We here at isportsweb are extremely sad to report that a legend and icon in every sense of the word, Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69 on Thursday 11, 2015. WWE.com has the following post on their website. “ WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream”- WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

In Memorandum: Dusty Rhodes

Article Written: 6/11/15 “There were two bad people” and now sadly both of them are gone. This sucks, no holding back the feelings here, this totally sucks. But if you will ,as Dusty would say, allow me to wax philosophically about the man we all knew as The American Dream, Virgil Runnells Jr. Forever forged in our brains as Dusty Rhodes. Without Dusty words like “plundah”...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

RIP: Dusty “The American Dream” Rhodes 1945 – 2015

via Associated Press Professional wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes, known as “The American Dream,” died Thursday, the WWE announced. He was 69. Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., made his professional wrestling debut in 1968 as a tag-team partner on the Texas Outlaws with Dick Murdoch. The charismatic, bleach-blond Texan was known for his on-camera self-promotion...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

B&C played 'Common Man Boogie' in honor of Dusty Rhodes' passing

Boomer and Carton played Dusty Rhodes' theme song 'Common Man Boogie' in honor of Dusty's passing yesterday. Esiason also discussed Brian Pillman's hGH, steroid, ephedrine and cocaine use that may have contributed to his death at age 35.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dusty Rhodes Wasn’t Just a Wrestler, He Was Hero, Too

Yesterday, I lost a friend. Not just any friend, a hero. Someone I could turn to for laughs, excitement and just all put good feeling. Yesterday, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes passed away. It’s hard writing one of these blogs when you are stunned and shocked by the loss of someone who you watched religiously day after day and weekend after weekend. The John Wayne of the...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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