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Encyclopedia > Dusty Rhodes (wrestler)
Virgil Runnels, Jr.
Statistics
Ring name(s) Dusty Rhodes
The American Dream
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight 302 lb (137 kg)[1]
Born October 12, 1945 (1945-10-12) (age 61)[1]
Austin, Texas
Resides Austin, Texas
Trained by Joe Blanchard
Debut October 16, 1968

Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. (born on October 12, 1945), better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. He makes occasional on-air appearances on the RAW brand, and works as a backstage booker/producer on the ECW brand. The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In geography, Booker is a hamlet in the United Kingdom. ... In professional wrestling, a road agent is an employee who travels with the wrestlers and acts as a liaison between the wrestlers and management. ... This article is about World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ...


He is also the father of wrestlers Virgil Runnels III (Dustin Rhodes/Goldust/Black Reign), and Cody Runnels (Cody Rhodes). Virgil Riley Runnels III, also known as Dustin Runnels (born April 11, 1966), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Cody Rhodes (born Cody Runnels on June 30, 1985 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler currently signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to its RAW brand as well as its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ...

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Career

Rhodes started his career as a rule-breaking heel, tagging with fellow Texan Dick Murdoch to form the tag team The Texas Outlaws in the American Wrestling Association.[2] In 1974, Rhodes turned face after turning on tag team partner Pak Song and manager Gary Hart during a match in Florida against Eddie and Mike Graham, leading him to break out as a solo babyface superstar, primarily in Florida, referring to himself as "Stardust", the "White Soul King", and the "American Dream", a working class hero. Rhodes ascended to the top of several National Wrestling Alliance promotions in Florida (where he also wrestled wearing a mask as The Midnight Rider), Georgia, and eventually with Jim Crockett Promotions in the Mid-Atlantic, which was the forerunner of World Championship Wrestling. Here, he formed teams with Manny Fernandez, Magnum T.A. as "America's Team", and Nikita Koloff as The Super Powers. Rhodes was a World 6-Man Tag Team Champion with the Road Warriors. Currently, Rhodes is working as a booker and making occasional appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dick Murdoch Dick Murdoch was a professional wrestler. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Hart was a professional wrestling manager and was also a professional wrestler. ... Eddie Graham Edward Gossett was a professional wrestler better known as Eddie Graham. ... Michael Gossett was a professional wrestler better known as Mike Graham. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Americas Team Dusty Rhodes & Magnum T.A. Americas Team was a professional wrestling tag team in Jim Crockett Promotions in the mid-1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nikita Koloff & Dusty Rhodes The Super Powers The Super Powers were a tag team in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980s. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ...


Feuds

Rhodes had legendary feuds with stars such as Abdullah the Butcher, Pak Song, Terry Funk, Kevin Sullivan, Blackjack Mulligan, Nikita Koloff, Harley Race, "Superstar" Billy Graham, "Crippler" Ray Stevens and most notably, The Four Horsemen (especially Ric Flair and Tully Blanchard). Rhodes, Flair, and Race each fought each other many times over the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Rhodes won the NWA World Title three times; twice by defeating Race (in 1979 and 1981) and once by defeating Flair (1986). A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Larry Shreve (Born Lawrence Shreve on November 2, 1936), best known as Abdullah the Butcher, and also at times the Madman from Sudan, is a professional wrestler. ... Terrance (Terry) Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American professional wrestler, known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the later part of his career that inspired many later wrestlers, most notably Mick Foley. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blackjack Mulligan with the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship Blackjack Mulligan (Born Robert Joseph Windham on November 26, 1942 in Toiletwater, Texas) was a professional wrestler and a former football player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Bill Graham, see Bill Graham (disambiguation). ... This article is about the wrestler. ... The Four Horsemen (also spelled IV Horsemen) is a legendary professional wrestling stable in the National Wrestling Alliance and later World Championship Wrestling that was disbanded in 1999. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Tully Blanchard (born January 22, 1954) is a second generation American professional wrestler, best known as one of the Four Horsemen. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ...


Booking

Rhodes was also a booker for WCW (which was then known as Jim Crockett Promotions) while they were competing with the World Wrestling Federation (now known as World Wrestling Entertainment) after he won the Television Title in 1985. He is credited with inventing many of the WCW pay-per-view names and gimmicks, such as War Games, BattleBowl, and Lethal Lottery. A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


The term Dusty Finish refers to one of Rhodes' favorite techniques, ending a match in controversy after the referee is knocked unconscious. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dismissal from JCP

He was fired from Jim Crockett Promotions at the end of 1988 because of a taboo on-screen bloodletting (laid down by Turner Broadcasting following their purchase of the company) during an altercation with the Road Warriors. Rhodes booked an angle where Road Warrior Animal pulled a spike out of his shoulder pad and jammed it in Rhodes' eye busting it wide open. Rhodes was then fired from WCW. Following this, Rhodes returned to Florida to compete in Florida Championship Wrestling, where he captured the PWF Heavyweight title, and also returned to the AWA for a few appearances. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ... For other uses, see Road warrior. ... The following article refers to the commonly misnamed Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF). ...


World Wrestling Federation

Rhodes came to the WWF as the yellow polka-dotted "Common Man" Dusty Rhodes, a gimmick some felt was intended to humiliate him, although it would later come out in the words of Dusty himself that the gimmick and outfit were his own ideas. He was managed by Sapphire. During his time in the WWF, Rhodes was embroiled in a heated feud with Randy Savage and his manager/partner Sensational Queen Sherri who in turn found a rival in Sapphire. After a particularly intense confrontation between the two couples, Savage's girlfriend Miss Elizabeth allied herself with Rhodes and Sapphire and was instrumental in helping them win the WWF's first mixed tag-team match during WrestleMania VI. However, Sapphire left Rhodes during SummerSlam 1990 for The Million-Dollar Man's money, which resulted in a feud with the latter, which also resulted in the national debut of his son Dustin. Both would depart the WWF in January 1991, marking the end of Dusty Rhodes' career as a full-time in-ring competitor. Red polka dots on a yellow background Polka dot is a pattern consisting of dots. ... Juanita Wright (October 24, 1935 - September 10, 1996) was a professional wrestling valet best known as Sweet Sapphire in the World Wrestling Federation where she managed Dusty Rhodes in 1989 and 1990. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sherri Martel (born Sherri Russell)[1] (February 8, 1958 – June 15, 2007) was an American professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Sensational Sherri. ... Elizabeth Ann Hulette (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003), best known as Miss Elizabeth, was a U.S. professional wrestling manager. ... WrestleMania VI was the sixth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event and the first to be held outside of the U.S. It took place on April 1, 1990 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario with an announced attendance of 67,678. ... SummerSlam 1990 was the third annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ...


When Ric Flair left for the WWF in 1991, taking the NWA World Heavyweight Title belt with him, Dusty's old Florida Heavyweight Championship belt was used as a replacement at The Great American Bash for the title match between Lex Luger and Barry Windham until a replacement could be made. Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... The Great American Bash is an annual summer professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958), is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler, and American football player better known by his wrestling ring name, Lex Luger. ... Barry Windham (born July 4, 1960, Sweetwater, Texas) is a professional wrestler and the son of the infamous heel wrestler Blackjack Mulligan. ...


Return to WCW and ECW

Rhodes returned to WCW shortly afterwards as a member of WCW's booking committee and later joined the broadcast team, usually working with Tony Schiavone on WCW Saturday Night. He would be paired with Schiavone and Bobby Heenan on pay-per-views. Noah Anthony Tony Schiavone (born on November 7, 1957) is a sports radio host and former professional wrestling announcer known for his work in the National Wrestling Alliance, World Wrestling Federation, and World Championship Wrestling. ... Bobby The Brain Heenan (born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American professional wrestling manager and commentator. ...


Mike Jones's Virgil character in the World Wrestling Federation was named, at the suggestion of Bobby Heenan, as an inside joke on Dusty's real name. When Jones jumped to World Championship Wrestling, Heenan continued the joke by suggesting Jones's WCW character's name be made "Vincent", in reference to WWF owner Vince McMahon. The joke continued later in WCW when Jones changed his name again, this time to Shane, the same as Vince's son's, Shane McMahon. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Bobby The Brain Heenan (born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American professional wrestling manager and commentator. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


In 1994, Rhodes would return to the ring to team up with his son Dustin along with The Nasty Boys versus Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck, Terry Funk, and Col. Rob Parker. The angle occurred after Anderson turned on Dustin during a tag team match at Bash At The Beach '94 and Dusty, admitting to being an absentee parent who should have been at his son's side instead of Anderson, put on the trunks one more time in order to help his son gain his revenge.


Rhodes was originally on the side of WCW in its battle with the nWo began in 1996. At Souled Out 1998, Larry Zbyszko asked Rhodes, who was working the PPV broadcast, to accompany him to the ring for his match against Scott Hall. Zbyszko won the match by disqualification due to interference by the nWo, but in the postmatch melee Rhodes turned on Zbyszko and joined the nWo in a shocking moment that actually forced Schiavone off the broadcast in shock; he would later return, ripping Rhodes for his actions for most of the rest of the night (kayfabe). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Souled Out was a WCW PPV in the month of January from 1997 through 2000. ... Lawrence (Larry) Whistler (born December 5, 1953) is a professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Larry Zbyszko. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ...


He eventually left WCW and went to ECW where he put over former ECW Champion, "King of Old School" Steve Corino. Rhodes returned once more to WCW, re-igniting his feud with Ric Flair. This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

He appeared on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling shows, becoming the Director of Authority at their November 7 pay-per-view, TNA Victory Road 2004. At the same time, Rhodes acted as head booker and writer. In May 2005, TNA President Dixie Carter asked Rhodes to move onto a creative team, which would have included several other names, including Jeremy Borash, Bill Banks, and Scott D'Amore. Rhodes resigned as booker, waiting out the rest of his contract with TNA, which expired soon after. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Victory Road is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... In geography, Booker is a hamlet in the United Kingdom. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... Dixie Carter (born 1964 or 1965) is an American businesswoman, currently serving as president of the limited liability company TNA Entertainment. ... Jeremy Borash (born May 28, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional wrestling play-by-play commentator, announcer, booker, video producer and website designer. ... For the football player of the same name see Scott Hunter (football player). ...


Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling

For several years, Rhodes operated Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, a small Georgia-based promotion, featuring wrestlers trained by himself alongside veterans such as Steve Corino.[3] Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ...


WWE Legends and Hall of Fame

In September 2005 Rhodes signed a WWE Legends deal and was brought onto the Creative Team as a "creative consultant". He made an appearance on the October 3, 2005 WWE Homecoming in which he, along with other legends, beat down Rob Conway, to whom Rhodes delivered a signature Bionic elbow.[4] A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ...


Dusty Rhodes was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2007 by his two sons, Dustin and Cody. During his acceptance speech, Rhodes asked Ric Flair and Arn Anderson to hold up the "sign" and induct he and Harley Race into the Four Horsemen. [2] WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Virgil Riley Runnels III, also known as Dustin Runnels (born April 11, 1966), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Cody Rhodes (born Cody Runnels on June 30, 1985 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler currently signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to its RAW brand as well as its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Four Horsemen (also spelled IV Horsemen) is a legendary professional wrestling stable in the National Wrestling Alliance and later World Championship Wrestling that was disbanded in 1999. ...


During an interview on WWE's The American Dream DVD set, Rhodes claims that his most popular promo of all time was his "Hard Times" interview during his feud with Ric Flair. The promo -- which references out-of-work steel workers, factory runners and other blue collar individuals -- apparently resonated so strongly with wrestling fans that people came to him in arenas in tears to thank him for "honoring their plight." In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ...


Return to the ring

A few weeks before WWE's 2007 broadcast of the Great American Bash, Dusty Rhodes returned to WWE television to feud with Randy Orton. At The Great American Bash, Randy Orton defeated Rhodes in a Texas Bullrope Match after Dusty was nailed in the head with the cowbell. The following night on RAW, after Randy Orton defeated Dusty's son Cody Rhodes, Orton delivered a vicious kick to his head while "The American Dream" was trying to tend to his son. This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Cody Runnels (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and the son of The American Dream Dusty Rhodes as well as the half-brother of Virgil Runnels III, better known as Goldust. ...


Wrestling facts

Finishing and signature moves

A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents. ... Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ...

Nicknames

  • "The American Dream"
  • "Dirty" Dusty Rhodes

Championships and accomplishments

  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Buff Bagwell
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) (1 time)
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (1 time)
  • NWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time, first) - with Dick Murdoch

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Personel Life

Rhodes is married to a woman named Michelle. He has four children two daughters and two sons both are professional wrestlers, his son Cody wrestles as Cody Rhodes on WWE Raw brand and his son commonly known as Dustin or Goldust from the WWE era now wrestles in TNA wrestling as Black Reign.


Books

Autobiography: Dusty: Reflections of an American Dream 2005 ISBN 1-58261-907-7


DVDs

The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story 2006 (World Wrestling Entertainment)


In popular culture

  • Outkast's André 3000 makes a reference to Dusty Rhodes and his signature Bionic Elbow on the title

OutKast is a Grammy award winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. ... “Ice cold” redirects here. ...

See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Virgil Riley Runnels III, also known as Dustin Runnels (born April 11, 1966), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Cody Rhodes (born Cody Runnels on June 30, 1985 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler currently signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to its RAW brand as well as its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c [http://www.dustyrhodeswrestling.com/biography.htm Dusty Rhodes' biography]
  2. ^ a b Home > Superstars > Hall of Fame > Dusty Rhodes > Bio
  3. ^ Perkins, Brad. "On The Rhodes Again - wrestler Dusty Rhodes - Interview", Wrestling Digest. 
  4. ^ A Stunning Homecoming.

External links

  • TRIBUTE PAGES for Legends of Mid-South Wrestling also UWF & 1980's WCW

 
 

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