Dusty Rhodes

1945 - 2015

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Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. (October 12, 1945 – June 11, 2015), better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, was an American professional wrestler, booker, and trainer who worked for the National Wrestling Alliance and the World Wrestling Federation, later known as WWE. Rhodes was considered a star wrestler and presented the persona of an American everyman, the American Dream personified. Rhodes is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dusty Rhodes has received more than 2,229,624 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Dusty Rhodes is the 36th most popular wrestler (up from 62nd in 2019), the 3,843rd most popular biography from United States (up from 5,412th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Dusty Rhodes by language

Over the past year Dusty Rhodes has had the most page views in the with 1,822,196 views, followed by Spanish (76,408), and German (54,140). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (182.00%), Korean (117.50%), and English (116.46%)


Among wrestlers, Dusty Rhodes ranks 36 out of 1,027Before him are Stone Cold Steve Austin, Wim Ruska, Ferenc Seres, The Great Khali, Jimmy Snuka, and Randy Savage. After him are The Iron Sheik, Bret Hart, Ivar Johansson, Eddie Guerrero, Ibrahim Moustafa, and Mustafa Dağıstanlı.

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Among people born in 1945, Dusty Rhodes ranks 242Before him are Golden State Killer, Polad Bülbüloğlu, John Perkins, Bob Peck, Carlos Osoro Sierra, and Kim Larsen. After him are Awad Hamed al-Bandar, Bob Seger, Shulamith Firestone, Mimsy Farmer, Herman van Veen, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Among people deceased in 2015, Dusty Rhodes ranks 156Before him are Erik De Vlaeminck, Wim Ruska, Jørgen Ingmann, James Aldridge, Renzo Zorzi, and Dean Jones. After him are Władysław Bartoszewski, Jonah Lomu, Nils Christie, Natalia Molchanova, Richard Johnson, and Elena Obraztsova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dusty Rhodes ranks 3,843 out of 20,380Before him are Elizabeth Warren (1949), Stanley Schachter (1922), Randy Savage (1952), Jeffrey Jones (1946), William Cranch Bond (1789), and Frank Zamboni (1901). After him are Jeff Fahey (1952), Brian Thompson (1959), Robert Rodriguez (1968), George Washington Carver (1864), Dave Grohl (1969), and William Devane (1939).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Dusty Rhodes ranks 14Before him are Triple H (1969), Ric Flair (1949), The Miz (1980), Seth Rollins (1986), Stone Cold Steve Austin (1964), and Randy Savage (1952). After him are Eddie Guerrero (1967), Brock Lesnar (1977), Kevin Nash (1959), Bill Goldberg (1966), Randy Orton (1980), and Rey Mysterio (1974).