By Kevin Hunsperger
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Just got the horrible news that "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes has died. He was 69 years old. Apparently he fell at home and according to an article on TMZ, he had several complications that eventually claimed his life.
|Dusty vs. Flair|
Some of my favorite moments include the match between Flair and Nikita Koloff and Dusty came out to save The Nature Boy when the Russians attacked. It was an unlikely partnership that ended quickly when the Horsemen hit the ring and broke Dusty's leg. He'd eventually align with Koloff and form the Superpowers, winning the annual Crockett Cup tournament. I also have a vivid memory of Ronnie Garvin sucker punching the Dream and turning heel and the Road Warriors planting a spike into his eye on the Superstation TBS.
|The Dream in the WWF|
Dusty's time in WWF was short, but he had some classic matches against Big Bossman, Randy Savage and Ted DiBiase. One of his biggest victories in the company came at Wrestlemania 6 when he and Sapphire teamed up and beat Savage and Sherri Martel. Elizabeth was in the faces' corner. Sadly now, all five people involved in that match are gone.
|WWE Hall of Fame induction|
Long live the Dream. He may be gone, but his legacy goes on forever. He was definitely more than just a common man.