This day has blown on so many levels.
Big Dust was the NWA equivalent to Hulk Hogan for me and the gateway wrestler to get me invested in the happenings in the National Wrestling Alliance. He helped put book/compete in some of the best angles in wrestling history.
Here’s one of the best all-time promos in wrestling:
I can’t even do a tribute justice on this one. Basically it sucks and I’m glad we got to appreciate him for as long as we did. Here’s some thoughts from wrestlers about the loss of The Dream:
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 11, 2015
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) June 11, 2015
— Triple H (@TripleH) June 11, 2015
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) June 11, 2015
I'm in complete shock hearing about Dusty Rhodes. A hero of mine growing up & a bigger hero after we became friends. Thoughts & prayers RIP
— Christian (@Christian4Peeps) June 11, 2015
RIP MY BROTHER DUSTY RHODES. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOREVER #RIPDUSTY
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) June 11, 2015
I'll forever be in debt for everything you taught me. Thank you Dream. RIP Dusty Rhodes.
— NEVILLE (@WWENeville) June 11, 2015
Dusty Rhodes Brother rest in peace you were a good man! #prayersfordusty
— Brutus Beefcake (@brutusbeefcake_) June 11, 2015
1978 dusty Rhodes was my favorite. I'm so lucky to have gotten to work with him professionally. R I P. My friend
— Haʞ (@Szzandman) June 11, 2015