Dusty Rhodes is also referred to as “Dirty” Dusty Rhodes, Dusty Runnels and the Midnight Rider ring names. Dusty is now working for WWE as the Commissioner of NXT. Dusty makes occasional appearances on other WWE television and pay-per-views. Dusty also works as a backstage booker and producer in the NXT Wrestling developmental territory. His character was that of a working man so he’s billed as “the son of a plumber.”
Dusty Rhodes Net Worth $3 Million
Born Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. on October 12, 1945 in Austin, Texas, Rhodes began his wrestling career in the1960s where he appeared as a “cad” with the American Wrestling Association. He later on moved to wrestling with World Championship Wrestling , and it has won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times. He also won the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship once, the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship ten times, the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida variant) seven times as well as the NWA National Heavyweight Championship one time.
Dusty Rhodes shifted his focus to booking for Jim Crockett Productions as well as the WCW in the mid-80s. Dusty is credited for raising the popularity of pay per view matches through most of the marketing campaigns he created. In 1989, he was fired from the WCW and he began working as a wrestler for the WWF. Dusty returned to the WCW and ECW in the mid-90s. He has continued to wrestle ever since then. Nevertheless, his schedule is now much less full over the years.
Rhodes in addition has won a number of other championships during his wrestling career. He could be the daddy of professional wrestlers Dustin Rhodes and Cody Rhodes who are both now working for WWE.