Professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes, known as ‘The American Dream,’ toys with an opponent’s foot during a bout at Raleigh’s Dorton Arena in 1985. Rhodes, who died Thursday at age 69, cultivated a blue-collar, non-buff wrestling persona than won him many fans.
Professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes, known as ‘The American Dream,’ toys with an opponent’s foot during a bout at Raleigh’s Dorton Arena in 1985. Rhodes, who died Thursday at age 69, cultivated a blue-collar, non-buff wrestling persona than won him many fans. Scott Sharpe NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes, known as ‘The American Dream,’ toys with an opponent’s foot during a bout at Raleigh’s Dorton Arena in 1985. Rhodes, who died Thursday at age 69, cultivated a blue-collar, non-buff wrestling persona than won him many fans. Scott Sharpe NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

For many in NC, working-man wrestler Dusty Rhodes struck a chord

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