"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes was a WWE Hall of Fame Legend who's blue-collar work ethic gained a following as a common man. He is a downloadable character in WWE All Stars as part of the American Dream Pack along with his son, "Dashing" Cody Rhodes. He is classed as a Brawler.

Book icon BiographyEdit

"He's just a common man, workin' hard with his hands…"
That famous line is the opening one of Dusty Rhodes' WWE entrance theme, and it fits the man known as "The American Dream" to a T. Born into a blue-collar family in Austin, Texas, Rhodes' sports-entertainment career spanned over five decades and saw him rise from working-class hero to international Superstar…and now, Hall of Famer.
After playing college football at West Texas State University, Rhodes made his in-ring debut in 1968, teaming with former World Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch as the rule-breaking Texas Outlaws in the AWA. Rhodes would eventually move to Florida, where he became a beloved fan-favorite en route to winning over two dozen NWA Florida regional championships (including an unprecedented 10 reigns as Florida Champion). He moved on to compete in WWE for a brief time in the late 1970s, nearly winning the WWE Championship from Superstar Billy Graham in 1978; Graham would eventually defeat Rhodes in a brutal Texas Death Match at Madison Square Garden, marking the end of Dusty's quest.
However, it was in the National Wrestling Alliance where Rhodes truly became a national star. He held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times in the 1980s (defeating the likes of Ric Flair and Harley Race to claim the gold), and also held the NWA World Tag Team, United States and Television Championships. His rivalry with Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard and the rest of the Four Horsemen was perhaps one of the most heated in sports-entertainment history, lasting most of the 1980s and even seeing hated Russian rule-breaker Nikita Koloff become a fan favorite by teaming with Rhodes against the Horsemen. Rhodes & Koloff would go on to defeat Horsemen Blanchard & Lex Luger to win the 1987 Crockett Cup tag team tournament.
Rhodes came back to WWE in 1990. His debut saw him doing a series of blue-collar jobs week after week to play up his "common man" image. Clad in black and yellow polka-dotted ring trunks, Rhodes' popularity reached an all-time high. In his second WWE run, Rhodes had bitter rivalries with Big Boss Man, "Macho King" Randy Savage and Ted DiBiase, the latter spawned when DiBiase bought off Rhodes' valet Sapphire. Perhaps his proudest WWE moment came in 1991, however, when he brought son Dustin (later known as Goldust) into WWE and teamed with him to defeat DiBiase & Virgil at the 1991 Royal Rumble.
With his in-ring career seemingly winding down, Rhodes moved behind the commentators' desk after rejoining WCW in the mid-1990s. He worked on WCW Saturday Night, Monday Nitro and pay-per-view events, and went on to become a member of the New World Order in 1998. In the final days of WCW, Rhodes once again returned to the ring, teaming with son Dustin and rekindling his old rivalry with Flair.
But even after five decades, he isn't afraid to step into the ring and show the Superstars of today how it's done; after being one of the WWE fans' three choices to be Ric Flair's partner at Cyber Sunday 2006, Rhodes teamed with Flair, Sgt. Slaughter and Ron Simmons to defeat the Spirit Squad at Survivor Series.
Rhodes' nearly 40-year career is highlighted in both his autobiography, Dusty: Reflections of an American Dream, as well as a WWE-produced three-disc DVD set of entitled The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story. His legacy also lives on through sons Dustin and Cody, both of whom have followed their famous father into the family business. All three were able to share Dusty's biggest moment, as Dustin and Cody were the ones who inducted Dusty into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

Small Hanger icon AppearanceEdit

After being downloaded, Dusty Rhodes has one available choice in attire for WWE All Stars, utilizing his WWE attire from 1989-91 which he was referred to as the "Common Man".

Dusty Rhodes
Image Attire
Dusty Rhodes primary attire
  • Primary Attire
    • "Common Man" - After leaving the NWA for the WWE in 1989, the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes debutted as the yellow polka-dotted "Common Man".
    • Look - Rhodes wears a black headband, tanktop, tights, and kneepads, all with big yellow polka dots. For his arms, he wears yellow and black wristbands with all black elbow pads. He also wears white cowboy wrestling boots with yellow trim.

Small champion icon Trophy caseEdit

Dusty Rhodes
Trophy case
World Heavyweight Championship icon
WCW icon World Heavyweight
Aug. 21, 1979 - Aug. 25, 1979
WWE United States Championship icon
WCW icon United States
Nov. 26, 1987 - Apr. 15, 1988
World Heavyweight Championship icon
WCW icon World Heavyweight
Jun. 21, 1981 - Sep. 17, 1981

WCW Television Championship icon
WCW icon World Televison Championship
Mar. 16, 1985- Apr. 28, 1985
WCW Television Championship icon
WCW icon World Televison Championship
Jul 6, 1985- Oct. 5, 1985

WCW Television Championship icon
WCW icon World Televison Championship
Sep 9, 1986- Nov. 27, 1986

World Heavyweight Championship icon
WCW icon World Heavyweight
Jul. 26, 1986- Aug. 9, 1986


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Class of 2007


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