Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes Share Emotional Messages to Honor WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes

Published 06/12/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


The wrestling industry lost a legend on June 11, 2015. He was Dusty Rhodes. In the generation he belonged to, everyone knew the name. In fact, fans popularly knew him as The American Dream.

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On June 11, 2021, Brandi Rhodes and Cody Rhodes reached out to their fans on social media with a small memory of Dusty Rhodes.

Cody Rhodes, The American Nightmare, shared a picture of his father with an emotional caption. He mentioned that his father is with his family at all times, and that’s a great way to honor the Late Legend.

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Coming to Cody Rhodes’ wife, Brandi Rhodes, she shared an image of The American Dream from their wedding day. She revealed that she’s counting days until she can finally talk to her baby about the latter’s grandfather.

Both their messages were emotional and overwhelming. Undoubtedly, the family misses the presence of the legend, and honors him in any way possible and suitable.

The legendary story of Dusty Rhodes

The American Dream was an apt name for Rhodes. His father was a plumber, but he wanted to cross the barrier and take life to the next level. Hence, he worked hard to become a part of the industry.

There were a couple of reasons he became an instant hit among fans. First, he didn’t have the physique of a typical wrestler. He was an average person with athletic skills and knew his way around the ring. Second, he was sporting gear which was cartoonish, and the fans loved it! Finally, Rhodes knew how to cut promos and segments. His mic skills assisted in making him an absolute star in front of the audience.

He debuted at WWF in 1989, but left the company in 1981. Soon afterwards, he joined WCW as a booker and would make random appearances. Finally, after WCW ended, Rhodes worked in independent promotions before returning to WWE in 2005.

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WWE inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. His sons, Goldust and Cody Rhodes, did the honors.

He passed away on June 11, 2015, because of cancer, and it was a dark day for the wrestling industry.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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