Dusty Rhodes Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Dusty Rhodes is a star as a An American professional wrestler, trainer for WWE,. Born in unknown on the 12 October, 1945 in Austin, TX, this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American,, standing at 1.93, Dusty Rhodes has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of ‘Uvalde Slim,’ ‘The Midnight Rider,’ ‘Dusty Runnels’, have stuck. With regards to personal life Dusty Rhodes has attended West Texas A&M University,. Dustin Runnels, Cody Rhodes, Kristin Runnels Ditto, Teil Runnels, Michelle Runnels (1978 – 2015), Sandra Runnels (1965 – 1975), unknown are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $3 Million.

Read more about Dusty Rhodes Biography

Dusty Rhodes had a deep passion for wrestling from an early age. However, he started by playing football, joining the West Texas State team in the Continental Football League. It was not until he met Gary Hart that he was introduced into professional wrestling business. Gary christened the young wrestler “Dusty Rhodes,’ from the character of Andy Griffith’s “Lonesome Rhodes” in the film ‘A Face in the Crowd.’ He succeeded in the wrestling business in the 1960s, joining Dick Murdoch, a fellow Texan, to form a tag team known as The Texas Outlaws.

Although Dusty didn’t quite have a typical physique to become a wrestler, he was famous for his personality, interviews and charisma. In 1974, he became a hero after fighting Mike and Eddie Graham and Eddie in Florida, but in the process turned against his manager Gary Hart and Partner Pak Song, and decided that it was time to go solo. From 1977 to 1981, he challenged various wrestlers for WWWF Heavyweight Championship, but lost the fights. In 1985, he started working as a wrestler and booker in Mid-Atlantic with Jim Crockett Promotions, a company that eventually bought World Wrestling Championship. Three times He won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, once by beating Flair and twice by beating Race.

In Mid 1989, Dusty Rhodes joined WWF, where he was managed by Sapphire. He did not stay there for long, and in 1991 he moved to WCW as one of the members of the booking committee. On August 1992, he won WCW World Heavyweight Championship, beating Big Van Vader. Later on, he was chosen to join the broadcast team, where he joined Tony Schiavone on the ‘Saturday Night.’ He was also paired with Bobby Heenan and Schiavone on pay-per-views. He left WCW and went to work for Extreme Championship Wrestling before returning to WCW to re-ignite his feud with the wrestler Rick Flair.

In 2003, Rhodes started appearing in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, before becoming the Director of Authority in 7 November 2004. During this time, he also acted both as a writer and head booker. Towards the end of the year, he made regular appearances in Carolina Championship Wrestling, teaming up with a team known as The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in order to take on and defeat Stan Lane, Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey Bobby. On 31 March 2007, he was inducted into WWE Hall of Fame by his two sons: Cody and Dustin. In September 2015, he signed a deal with WWE, which saw him join the Creative Team to work as a consultant. All these activities increased his net worth significantly.

In his personal life, Dusty Rhodes married Sandra Runnels in 1965, and they had two children but divorced in 1975. Rhodes then married Michelle Runnels, with whom he also had two children: Cody and Dustin Runnels.

Dusty Rhodes died from the effects of stomach cancer, on 11 June 2015, in his home in Orlando, Florida.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Dusty Rhodes
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: 12 October, 1945 in Austin, TX,
  • Died: 11 June, 2015, Orlando, FL,
  • Height: 1.93
  • Weight: 91.63
  • Profession: An American professional wrestler, trainer for WWE,
  • Education: West Texas A&M University,
  • Nationality: American,
  • Spouse: Michelle Runnels (1978 – 2015), Sandra Runnels (1965 – 1975),
  • Children: Dustin Runnels, Cody Rhodes, Kristin Runnels Ditto, Teil Runnels,
  • Siblings: Connie Rhodes, Larry Rhodes
  • Nicknames: ‘Uvalde Slim,’ ‘The Midnight Rider,’ ‘Dusty Runnels’,
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/WWEDustyRhodes
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/dusty/rhodes
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0722416
  • Awards: NWA World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship,
  • Movies: The Wrestler, Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, Paradise Park, Outside the Ropes Presents: Life in the Fast Lane, WWE: SummerSlam 1989, ECW on TNN, New York Giants Vintage World Series Film, Giants, Midgets, Heroes & Villains
  • TV Shows: WCW WorldWide, WCW Monday Nitro, ECW Hardcore TV, Saturday Night’s Main Event, Impact Wrestling, Major League Wrestling: Underground TV

Quotes

  • I’ve wined and dined with kings and queens and I’ve slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.

Facts

  • Was a fan of the New York Yankees.
  • Inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame by sons Dustin Runnels and Cody Runnels on March 31st, 2007. [March 2007]
  • Makes occasional appearances on “Total Nonstop Action” pay-per-view broadcasts (under the sanction of the National Wrestling Alliance). Also runs his own company, Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, which promotes live shows throughout the southeastern United States. [January 2003]
  • Has signed a ‘legends contract’ with WWE. [August 2005]
  • Published author.
  • WWE Hall of Famer.
  • Ex-father-in-law of Terri Runnels.
  • Was good friends with John Belushi.
  • Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • His son Cody Runnels is a performer in WWE as well (2008).
  • Won the 1988 Bunkhouse Stampede.
  • Former NWA-TNA Director of Authority.
  • Brother-in-law of wrestlers Jerry Saganowich and Fred Ottman (aka “Tugboat”).
  • Many of the promotons he has worked for over the years include the NWA, PWF, WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW, NWA-TNA and the Ring of Honor.
  • Opened Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, which primarily promotes matches in the Southeast.
  • Did a radio appearance on WWBA in Tampa with Shannon Rose. Rhodes blamed the state of the business on fans thinking they are smart, 9/28/02.
  • Played college football at the University of West Texas.
  • Notable title wins include: NWA North American tag team title w/Dick Murdoch; NWA Heart of America title; NWA Brass Knuckles title; NWA Florida tag team title w/Dick Murdock; NWA North American title; NWA Florida tag team titles w/Dick Slater; NWA Florida tag team titles w/Bobo Brazil; NWA Florida tag team titles w/André the Giant; NWA Southern title (7); NWA Florida title (10); NWA Georgia title; NWA United States tag team title w/Andre The Giant; NWA United States tag team title w/Mick Foley (aka “The Spoiler”); NWA World Title (4); NWA U.S. tag team title w/Bugsy McGraw; Global tag team title w/’Magnum TA’; NWA United States tag team title w/Bob Windham (aka “Blackjack Mulligan”); NWA World tag team title w/Manny Fernandez; NWA Television title (2); NWA National title (awarded); NWA World Six-man tag team trophy w/Roadwarriors (2); NWA United States Title; PWF title; Florida Championship Wrestling title.
  • Was the booker (head writer) for Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) from 1984 to 1988. Later held the same job for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
  • Three-time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World heavyweight champion.
  • In addition to holding the NWA World title, Rhodes has held many other wrestling titles, including the ‘NWA’ World tag title (several versions, including the most famous JCP version), the ‘NWA’ U.S. title (Roy Shire and JCP versions), National heavyweight championship, American tag championship, Southern heavyweight championship, Florida heavyweight championship, U.S. tag championship, North American tag championship, and World television championship (JCP version).
  • Has performed onstage with such singers as Willie Nelson and David Allan Coe.
  • Father of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performer Dustin Runnels, (aka “Goldust”).
  • Broke in under the direction of Fritz Von Erich.
  • A former rodeo star.
  • Inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame of May 21st, 1995.
  • Competed in the first mixed tag team match (teaming with Juanita Wright [aka “Sapphire”]) at WrestleMania VI (1990).
  • Professional wrestler.
  • Three-time NWA/WCW Heavyweight Champion.

Trademarks

  • Using a cowbell as a weapon
  • Finishing move: The Bionic Elbow
  • Always wears cowboy boots when wrestling

Filmography

Writer
Title Year Status Character
WWE Smackdown! 2008-2010 TV Series writer – 32 episodes
WWE Superstars 2009-2010 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
WWE Raw TV Series 1 episode, 2005 writer – 41 episodes, 2006 – 2009 creator – 1 episode, 2007
E.C.W. 2008-2009 TV Series writer – 5 episodes
WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
WWE Backlash 2008 TV Special
WWE Great American Bash 2007 TV Special
WWE Vengeance 2007 TV Special
WWE Draft Special 2007 TV Special
WWE No Way Out 2007 TV Special
Royal Rumble 2007 TV Special
WWE New Year’s Revolution 2007 TV Special
WWE Armageddon 2006 TV Special
Survivor Series 2006 TV Special
WWE Cyber Sunday 2006 TV Special
Summerslam 2006 TV Special
WWE Backlash 2006 TV Special
WrestleMania 22 2006 TV Special
WWE No Way Out 2006 TV Special
WWE Royal Rumble 2006 TV Special
WWE New Year’s Revolution 2006 TV Special
WWE Armageddon 2005 TV Special
The Smackdown! Special 2005 TV Movie
Survivor Series 2005 TV Special
WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005 TV Special
WWE No Mercy 2005 TV Special
WCW Slamboree 1994 1994 TV Movie written by
Starrcade 1983 TV Special
WCW Worldwide Wrestling 1975 TV Series
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon 2016 Video Dusty Rhodes (voice)
TNA Impact! Wrestling 2004 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
NWA: Total Nonstop Action 2003 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
WCW Classics 2000 TV Series Dusty Rhodes-Host
Burke’s Law 1994 TV Series Archie ‘Mad Dog’ McCray
Paradise Park 1991 Deputy Johnny Morton
Saturday Night’s Main Event 1989-1990 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
WWF Superstars 1989-1990 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
Fan Favourites 1989 Video Dusty Rhodes
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 1988 Video The Midnight Rider
Pro Wrestling USA 1984 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
Gold Raiders 1982
World Championship Wrestling 1981 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
World Wrestling Federation 1979 TV Series Dusty Rhodes
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Clash of the Champions XXII 1993 TV Movie senior producer
Clash of the Champions XXI 1992 TV Movie senior producer – as Virgil Runnels
WCW SuperBrawl II 1992 TV Movie senior producer
WCW the Great American Bash 1991 TV Special senior producer
WCW Wrestle War 1991 TV Special senior producer
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 1988 Video senior producer – as Virgil Runnels
WCW World Championship Wrestling 1985 TV Series producer – 1 episode
Starrcade 1983 TV Special consulting producer – as Virgil Runnels
WCW Worldwide Wrestling 1975 TV Series producer
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
WWE NXT 2011 TV Series agent – 1 episode
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon 2016 Video in memory of
WWE NXT 2015 TV Series in memory of – 2 episodes
WWE Smackdown! 2015 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
WWE Main Event 2015 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
WWE Raw 2015 TV Series in memory of – 1 episode
WWE Money in the Bank 2015 TV Special in memory of
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake 2015 Documentary in memory of
Self
Title Year Status Character
WCW Slamboree: A Legends’ Reunion 1995 TV Movie Himself
WCW Fall Brawl 1994 TV Movie Himself
Clash of the Champions XXVIII 1994 TV Special Himself
WCW Slamboree 1994 1994 TV Movie Himself
Clash of the Champions XXIV 1993 TV Special Himself
WCW Slamboree 1993 1993 TV Movie Himself
Eastern Championship Wrestling 1993 TV Series Himself (2000)
Clash of the Champions XXI 1992 TV Movie Himself
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary 1992 TV Movie Himself
Royal Rumble 1991 Video Himself
Survivor Series 1990 TV Special Himself
Summerslam 1990 Video Himself
WrestleMania VI 1990 TV Special Himself
Royal Rumble 1990 Video Himself
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie 1989 TV Movie Himself
Survivor Series 1989 TV Special Himself
Summerslam 1989 Video Himself
WWF Challenge 1989 TV Series Himself
Starrcade 1988 TV Special Himself
Clash of the Champions IV: Season’s Beatings 1988 TV Movie Himself
Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Great American Bash 1988 TV Special Himself
Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem 1988 TV Movie Himself
WCW Main Event 1988 TV Series Himself
Clash of the Champions 1988 TV Special Himself
NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988 TV Movie Himself
Starrcade 1987 TV Special Himself
Farm Aid ’87 1987 TV Special Himself
The Great American Bash 1987 TV Movie Himself
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 1987 Video Himself
Starrcade 1986 TV Special Himself
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 1986 Video Himself
I Like to Hurt People 1985 Documentary Himself
Starrcade ’85: The Gathering 1985 TV Special Himself
Starrcade 1984 TV Special Himself
World Pro Wrestling TV 1984 TV Series Himself (1985)
Starrcade 1983 TV Special Himself – Ringside Guest
WWF Championship Wrestling 1977 TV Series Himself
WCW Worldwide Wrestling 1975 TV Series Himself (1975-1988; 1990-1999; 2001) (as ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes)
The Wrestler 1974 Himself
Ivan Koloff the Russian Bear 2015 Documentary Himself
WWE Raw 2005-2015 TV Series Himself
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story 2014 Video documentary Himself
WWE Rivalries 2014 TV Series Himself
WrestleMania XXX 2014 TV Movie Himself
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment 2013 Video documentary Himself
WWE 2k14 2013 Video Game Himself (voice, as ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes)
WWE Battleground 2013 TV Special Himself
Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling 2013 Video Himself
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History 2013 Video Himself
WWE NXT 2012 TV Series Himself
nWo: The Revolution 2012 Video documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History 2012 Video Himself
WWE: The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions 2012 Video Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 2009 Video Game Himself (voice)
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW 2009 Video Himself
X-Play 2009 TV Series Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Starrcade: The Essential Collection 2009 Himself
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection 2008 Video Himself
WWE Legends of Wrestling 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
WWE Great American Bash 2007 TV Special Himself
WWE Draft Special 2007 TV Special Himself
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling 2007 Video Himself
WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event 2007 TV Series Himself
Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen 2007 Video documentary Himself
WrestleMania 23 2007 TV Special Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006 Video Himself – Guest Commentator
Survivor Series 2006 TV Special Himself
The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA 2006 Video documentary Himself
WWE Cyber Sunday 2006 TV Special Himself
WWE: McMahon 2006 Video Himself
WWE Vengeance 2006 TV Special Himself
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story 2006 Video Himself
20 Years Too Soon: Superstar Billy Graham 2006 Video Himself
Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon 2006 Video documentary Himself
WFP: Night of Superstars 4 2005 Video Himself
WWE Legends: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the ’80s 2005 Video documentary Himself
TNA Wrestling: Hard Justice 2005 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Lockdown 2005 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Destination X 2005 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Against All Odds 2005 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Final Resolution 2005 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Turning Point 2004 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: Victory Road 2004 TV Special Himself
IWC: Big Butler Fair 2004 Video Himself
King of Carnage: Fatal Fourway 2003 Video Himself
Major League Wrestling: The Underground 2003 TV Series Himself (2003)
MLW: King of Kings 2002 Video Himself
WCW Greed 2001 TV Movie Himself
ECW: Anarchy Rulz 2000 Video Game Himself (voice)
ECW Living Dangerously ’00 2000 TV Movie Himself
ECW Guilty as Charged 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
WCW/NWO Superstar Series: Diamond Dallas Page – Feel the Bang! 1998 Video Himself
WCW Monday Nitro 1998 TV Series Himself
WCW Thunder 1998 TV Series Himself
WCW/NWO Uncensored 1998 TV Movie Himself
WCW/NWO SuperBrawl VIII 1998 TV Movie Himself
WCW/NWO Souled Out 1998 TV Movie Himself
WCW Road Wild 1997 TV Movie Himself
The Great American Bash 1997 TV Movie Himself
WCW Slamboree 1997 TV Movie Himself
WCW Spring Stampede 1997 TV Movie Himself
WCW Uncensored 1997 TV Special Himself
WCW SuperBrawl VII 1997 TV Movie Himself
WCW Fall Brawl 1996 TV Special Himself
WCW The Great American Bash 1996 TV Special Himself
WCW Uncensored 1996 TV Special Himself
WCW World Championship Wrestling 1996 TV Series Himself – Announcer
WCW SuperBrawl VI 1996 TV Movie Himself
WCW Starrcade 1995 1995 TV Special Himself – Commentator
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Eric Bischoff: Sports Entertainment’s Most Controversial Figure 2016 Video Himself
United States Championsip-A Legacy of Greatness 2016 Video Himself
WWE NXT 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
NXT Takeover: Respect 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Legendary Stories of Dusty Rhodes! 2015 TV Movie Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
Dusty Rhodes: Celebrating the Dream 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
WWE Raw 1997-2015 TV Series Himself / Dusty Rhodes
WWE Money in the Bank 2015 TV Special Himself
The Road Is Jericho: Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J 2015 Video Himself
True Giants 2014 Himself
Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman 2014 Video Himself
WWE: United We Slam – Best of Great American Bash 2014 Video Himself
WWE: The Best of WarGames 2013 Video Himself
WWE: CM Punk – Best in the World 2012 Video Himself
WWE: Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and Other Out of Control Matches 2012 Video Himself
Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time 2011 Video Himself
Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator 2011 Video Himself
WWE: Rey Mysterio – The Life of a Masked Man 2011 Video Himself
WWE: DX: One Last Stand 2011 Video Himself
The True Story of WrestleMania 2011 Video Himself
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010 Video Himself
Wrestling’s Highest Flyers 2010 Video Himself
Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho 2010 Video Himself
WWE: Allied Powers – The World’s Greatest Tag Teams 2009 Video Himself
WWE: Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009 Video Himself
TNA: Jeff Jarrett: King of the Mountain 2009 Himself
WWE Legends of WrestleMania 2009 Video Game Himself
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event 2009 Video Himself
WWE Vintage Collection 2008 TV Series Himself
WWE: Royal Rumble – The Complete Anthology, Vol. 1 2007 Video Himself
WWE: The New & Improved DX 2007 Video Himself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2 2005 Video Himself
Road Warriors: The Life and Death of Wrestling’s Most Dominant Tag Team 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Rise & Fall of ECW 2004 Video documentary Himself
Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story 2004 Video documentary Himself
WWE: The Stone Cold Truth 2004 Video Himself
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection 2003 Video Himself
WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches 2003 Video Himself
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 1 2003 Video Himself
WWF Divas: Tropical Pleasure 2002 Video documentary Himself
WCW Thunder 2001 TV Series Himself
Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents Lords of the Ring: Superstars & Superbouts 1985 Video Himself