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Dusty Rhodes

1945 - 2015

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Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. (October 11, 1945 – June 11, 2015), better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, was an American professional wrestler, booker, and trainer who most notably worked for the National Wrestling Alliance and the World Wrestling Federation, later known as the WWE. Rhodes is considered as one of the greatest wrestlers and talkers in the history of professional wrestling. Rhodes was a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and during his time in Jim Crockett Promotions, later known as WCW, he was a United States Heavyweight Champion, and multi-time World Television, World Tag Team and World Six-Man Tag Team Champion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dusty Rhodes has received more than 640,943 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Dusty Rhodes is the 61st most popular wrestler (down from 50th in 2019), the 5,423rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,680th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Wrestler.

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  • 640k

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  • 48.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Dusty Rhodes ranks 61 out of 700Before him are Buddy Rogers, Bayram Şit, Olle Anderberg, The Iron Sheik, Rey Mysterio, and Darren Young. After him are Väinö Kokkinen, Claes Johanson, Johannes Kotkas, Carl Westergren, Dietmar Lorenz, and Pat Patterson.

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Among people born in 1945, Dusty Rhodes ranks 309Before him are Jean Ragnotti, Rüdiger Safranski, Davy Jones, Amos Sawyer, Salvador Valdés Mesa, and Helen Fisher. After him are Marino Basso, Andrew Birkin, Willeke Alberti, Azim Premji, Romeo Benetti, and Richard Hatch. Among people deceased in 2015, Dusty Rhodes ranks 227Before him are Karl Josef Becker, Nora Brockstedt, Lizabeth Scott, Betsy Palmer, Nicolae Rainea, and Karl-Erik Palmér. After him are Henry Carr, Nicholas Liverpool, Ninón Sevilla, Julio Terrazas Sandoval, Clark Terry, and Roger Rees.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dusty Rhodes ranks 5,423 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Kerman (1947), Marlyn Meltzer (1922), Luther Vandross (1951), Nathanael Greene (1742), Aron Ralston (1975), and Gertrude Käsebier (1852). After him are Lauryn Hill (1975), Gary Cole (1956), Robert Henri (1865), Edward Platt (1916), David Mamet (1947), and Russell Kirk (1918).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Dusty Rhodes ranks 22Before him are The Ultimate Warrior (1959), Kevin Nash (1959), Randy Orton (1980), Buddy Rogers (1921), Rey Mysterio (1974), and Darren Young (1983). After him are Roman Reigns (1985), Shawn Michaels (1965), Bobo Brazil (1924), Kurt Angle (1968), Big E (1986), and Chris Jericho (1970).

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