"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes dead at age 69

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  1. pc747

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    If you grew up in the 80s then you are familiar with this wrestler, Dusty Rhodes passed away at the age of 69. HOF Rhodes began his wrestling career in 1968 and went on to wrestle for AWA, WCW (now WWE), NWA, and the WWF (now known as WWE).

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    RIP...lots of em are dropping like flies...I used to watch this guy when it was WWF wrestling..hoping to grow large and strong...LOL..

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    Wow...I also watched him in the WWF along with his son Dustin Rhodes...definitely RIP.
     
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    Wrestlers have the life expectancy of African countries.
     
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    I'm almost certain he did commentary on WCW back in the day when I was a wrestling fan. I was WCW to the core and pretty much lost interest around the time WWE bought them out. Ok...maybe a bit before that, but that definitely sealed the deal for me.
     
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    When Raw and Nitro was in its hay day I was enjoying the rivalry and even hoping to see a few crossovers here and there. Boy when I heard WWF bought WCW I was excited and then I stopped watching it as it lost its steam. That stays in my mind about how important a healthy competition can be for both companies and its users regardless of what side of the fence you are on (hence me rooting for apple).

    We would watch both RAW and Nitro. I think I gravitated more to WWF while my brother WCW but we still kept up with both.

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    Making it to almost 70 is pretty good all else considered, but he probably missed the steroid explosion in the late 70's (which up until that point was mostly elite athletes and bodybuilders).

    I wonder how the Governator is doing as well as he seems to be. Although a quick search showed he has had heart problems, and he also claimed only to have used steroids to maintain while cutting (which I think sounds dubious, but if you're willing to admit it why qualify it?). I also have my doubts that, as an actor up to 50 or so, he didn't use steroids and HgH since Mr. Olympia was kind of his bread-and-butter as an actor.
     
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    RIP Mr.Rhodes!

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    I watched him on WWF as well.. RIP