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jdw
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: Dusty Reply with quote

Dusty Rhodes dies at age 69
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the worst wrestling deaths.

One of the best at promos. Hard Times etc. So many underrated talents that he had. From helping the NXT talent in FL with their promos to his commentary in WCW. From "Bubber", to "the pay windah" to "mothership", certainly one of the best commentators there were.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwOIavellt4
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP to the biggest gate attraction in sports.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the more amazing things to have watched over the past 19 years of being online is to see the change in how hardcore wrestling fans viewer Dusty. In the 80s and into the 90s, he was up there with the likes of Vince and Hogan and Herd as the Enemies of Our Hero Ric. Now he's a beloved figure among hardcores, and even got to interact with some hardcores who thought the world of him. It's been really amazing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was easy to buy into some of the narratives about Dusty when somebody like Flair was loved so much by hardcore fans, particularly when Dusty was known for spinning tales.

But time has told us all that he was that good at delivering a promo, that he knew how to work a match and make it believable despite a limited repertoire, that both factors made him a draw in his prime, and that he could still add to a match when past his prime.

And while everyone jokes about the Dusty Finish, he was a better booker than most people give him credit for. Like anyone else, he hit points where he wasn't putting out good work, but it takes nothing away from the times when he was at his best.

Also, time has told us that there may have been a brief period when Dusty and Flair weren't happy with one another, but they always remained friends and, like real friends, they learned to get over the times they were mad at one another.

RIP Dusty. Few can follow in your footsteps.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Dave but it was Meltzer-driven hyperbole.

No booker could have held up against Vince for JCP. The Crockets didn't have enough money and Jim Jr. seems like a spineless jellyfish. Dusty was supposed to push himself down the card without prompting?

Dusty just became the face of a bigger problem smart fans from that area didn't want to really address. Their choice for the better product was trounced by Vince and instead of sharing blame with Flair and Crockett, Dusty took the brunt of it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smklsp

The best tribute I've read so far, from Sami Zayn, one of the rising stars of NXT.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The famous Ole turn on Dusty:

Georgia Wrestling - The Big Turn of 1980
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCIgLQGruvs

Georgia Wrestling - The Big Turn of 1980: Steve Keirn's view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SbiWI82grk

Georgia Wrestling - The Big Turn of 1980: Mike George's View
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwCpTV36PJI

Georgia Wrestling - The Big Turn of 1980: Sullivan & Hansen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0__64nQSgk

Georgia Wrestling - The Big Turn of 1980: Ole vs Hickey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YskxecpFwvI

Georgia Wrestling - The Big Turn of 1980: Assassins view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_vWzdm7y_U
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rip Virgil, he went to the pay windah in the sky.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the clip that led to the Big Turn of 1980... Dusty makes a deal with the devil (Ole)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fukQr8bvByQ
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