Dusty Rhodes passed away on June 11, 2015. He was born on October 12, 1945, and Jim Ross sent out a tribute for the American Dream on the day before he would have turned 75-years-old.
Jim Ross posted a photo of himself, Rhodes, and Charlotte Flair. They all had smiles on their faces even though Ross said he wore his Oklahoma shirt just to get under Dream’s skin.
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Dusty Rhodes!
Dream would’ve been 75 today.
I wore that shirt just to PO him.
Dusty Rhodes had a huge hand in the early days of NXT as they made the transition from FCW. His promo classes helped mold the Superstars we see on the main roster every week. His legacy will always be remembered by the people he influenced along the way. His children are also all continuing his legacy in their own ways.