20 Facts About Dustin Rhodes


Dustin Rhodes Patrick Runnels was born on April 11,1969 and is an American professional wrestler.

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Dustin Rhodes headlined multiple pay-per-view events for the WWF and WCW during the 1990s.

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Runnels made his professional wrestling debut on September 13,1988, as "Dustin Rhodes", defeating Bob Cook in a match for the Tampa-based Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion.

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Dustin Rhodes teamed with Kendall Windham in an undercard tag team called The Texas Broncos that saw success against The Cruel Connection and The Commandos.

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In December 1990, Dustin Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase in a televised ten-minute challenge match.

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In late 1991, Dustin Rhodes formed a tag-team with Barry Windham and began pursuing WCW Tag Team champions The Enforcers .

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In January 1993, Dustin Rhodes reached the final of a tournament to decide the number one contender for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship.

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Dustin Rhodes faced his old partner Ricky Steamboat to win his first United States Heavyweight title.

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At Fall Brawl, Dustin Rhodes teamed with Sting, Davey Boy Smith and The Shockmaster to defeat Big Van Vader, Sid Vicious and Harlem Heat in a WarGames match.

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Dustin Rhodes lost the title to Steve Austin in a Two out of three falls match at Starrcade, after losing both falls.

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At the Uncensored pay-per-view on March 19,1995, Dustin Rhodes lost to The Blacktop Bully in the only King of the Road match in the company's history.

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Dustin Rhodes'sgimmick consisted of sitting at ringside in a director's chair during Goldust's matches, advising him while smoking large brown cigars.

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Dustin Rhodes feuded with Jeff Jarrett before feuding with Terry Funk.

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On February 4,2004, he debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as "The Lone Star" Dustin Rhodes, unsuccessfully challenging Jeff Jarrett for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

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On January 28,2007, it was announced that Dustin Rhodes would appear at the February 17,2007, All Japan Pro Wrestling show in the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

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On July 15,2007, Dustin Rhodes returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at Victory Road and aligned himself with Christian Cage by helping him defeat "Wildcat" Chris Harris.

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Later the same night, he appeared for an interview, as Dustin Rhodes, without his Black Reign make-up and stated that his "alter ego" has been scaring him since when he was a little kid.

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Dustin Rhodes made an appearance on the April 9,2012 edition of Raw where he, along with numerous other WWE officials and superstars, were attempting to break up a brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena.

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At TLC: Tables Ladders and Chairs, the Dustin Rhodes Brothers retained the title in a fatal-4-way elimination match against Curtis Axel and Ryback, The Real Americans and Big Show and Rey Mysterio, but they lost the title to New Age Outlaws at the Royal Rumble.

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At AEW Battle of the Belts on January 8,2022 Dustin Rhodes lost to Sammy Guevara in an Interim AEW TNT Championship title match.

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