Virgil Runnels, A.K.A. as Dusty Rhodes, is dead at the age of 69. Rhodes was a professional wrestler with the WWE as well as many other organizations over the years. He also in the WWE Hall of Fame and was a three time champion for NWA. The cause of death is yet to be released. Tributes from wrestling fans and other wrestlers have taken over social media.
According to gazetadopova.com, Runnels started his professional career in the early 1970’s and wrestled all the way into the 90’s. The American Dream, that was his nickname, was one of the most entertaining figures in all of professional wrestling. He was once banned by the state of Florida and not allowed to wrestle for 60 days which lead to one of the most memorable wrestling matches in history. Shortly after being banned in 1963, Ric Flair had a match in which a masked man showed up as his opponent. The masked man, who was about the same size as Rhodes, weighed in at about 265 pounds and was roughly six feet tall. The unknown wrestler called himself The Midnight Rider. The Midnight Rider would go on to beat Ric Flair for the championship and win the belt. He was asked to remove his mask, to which he refused and was stripped from the belt that he had just won. Of course everyone knew who the masked man was. Runnels stayed actively involved in wrestling even after retiring.
Eva Marie is a WWE superstar, and she recently confessed to a strange controversy. Eva Marie says that when she was hired as a WWE diva, the company originally wanted her to be blonde. The WWE thought that Eva looked too much like the Bella Twins with her brown hair. Eva was supposed to get her hair dyed blonde, but she dyed it red instead. Eva met with an official of the WWE after she dyed her hair, and thankfully, Eva’s employer loved her hair. Eva recently said that she went blonde in high school and it looked horrible.
Eva Marie is one of the most famous divas in the WWE, and she has come up with the trending term “#allredeverything.” Eva’s red hair and gorgeous face have made her a favorite among WWE fans, including authors and brain disorder specialists. However, Eva Marie recently said that it’s hard keeping up with the red hair, because she has to get it touched up all the time. Eva Marie’s husband Jonathan Coyle said that red hair dye gets all over the place, and he can’t stand it. The WWE recently informed Eva that she can’t change her color, and that she must leave it red. Eva Marie will have red hair for the rest of her WWE career. For more information on this story, visit E!
By now, most MMA fans heard that Ronda Rousey appeared at WrestleMania 31. Rousey happened to be there by chance, and she was instructed to enter the wrestling ring for a skit. The WWE fans that attended WrestleMania 31 went crazy for Ronda Rousey, but there is a bit of bad news for pro wrestling fans. It appears that Ronda Rousey will not be returning to the WWE anytime soon according to Bernardo Chua.
Ronda Rousey has stated that her WWE appearance was a one time thing. However, many pro wrestling experts are speculating that a showdown between Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey will take place at next year’s WrestleMania in Dallas Cowboys Stadium. If asked right now, Ronda Rousey would most likely deny these rumors.
The president of the UFC watched on happily as Ronda Rousey performed at WrestleMania 31, but there are more important things for Rousey to still do in the sport of MMA. Ronda Rousey is truly a superstar, but her allegiance is to the UFC and the sport of MMA. It is clearer than ever that Ronda Rousey’s future in the WWE is uncertain. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.