WWE Hall of Famer and former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes passed away at the age of 69 on June 11, 2015. To commemorate the passing of "The American Dream," fans and wrestlers alike took to social media on Thursday to remember one of the most charismatic wrestlers of all time on the five-year anniversary of his death. In his final years Rhodes worked as a backstage producer and booker for the NXT roster (back when it was still considered the WWE's developmental territory), and as a result helped shaped the career of some of WWE's biggest stars today. WWE continues to memorialize Rhodes every year via the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Check out some of the tributes to Rhodes in the list below, and let us know your favorite "American Dream" memory down in the comments!
Thanks for the best childhood, thanks for allowing me to play in your game - I hate this day and I hate that you’re missing all of this.
Your shadow is far from a burden. It’s a warm and comforting place that although I aim to escape, I still love and value being Dusty’s kid. pic.twitter.com/pnQwUVPrx6— Cody (@CodyRhodes) June 11, 2020
We mis you pops. pic.twitter.com/vHoCUId4mR— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) June 11, 2020
One of the Greats
Remembering Dusty Rhodes, who passed away 5 years ago today 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/5wbzEuduku— 90s WWE (@90sWWE) June 11, 2020
Messing With Andreprevnext
Dream and Vader
The Dream Dusty Rhodes 5 years gone today. I know Pops and Dream are having a cold one. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/w7NdBgjhKz— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) June 11, 2020
Dream and Mean Gene
#OnThisDayInWWE 5 years ago, Dusty Rhodes died.
He was 69.pic.twitter.com/JJg7OotWzo— On This Day in WWE (@WWEotd) June 11, 2020