Daniel Bryan Remembers Wrestling Legend Dusty Rhodes

Posted: Jun 15 2015, 10:34am CDT | by , in Latest Sports News


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Daniel Bryan Remembers Wrestling Legend Dusty Rhodes
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Professional Grappler Daniel Bryan shares his thoughts on the legendary wrestler Dusty Rhodes who passed away on Thursday.

Daniel Bryan a professional grappler who trained and mentored under the wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes himself recently opened abut about his mentor at the press promotion in Freehold.

On Thursday fans around the world including Bryan were saddened to learn about the demise of Dusty Rhodes. Dusty Rhodes whose real name was Virgil Runnels was 69 years old when he passed away on the 11th of June.

Dusty became a wrestling legend for his ferociousness during the 1980’s and millions of fans tuned in to watch him on the Superstation TBS Saturday nights. In recent years Dusty Rhodes took a job as a coach on the World Wrestling Entertainment's developmental system.

Daniel Bryan finally shared his thoughts on the time spent with Dusty Rhodes and revealed some unknown aspects of the legendary wrestlers’ personality. Bryan first called Dusty Rhodes a vibrant human and then gave his condolences to his family.

Although Bryan related Dusty was not afraid to tell his mind, Dusty did have a side no one could have imagined by watching him on camera explaining all the ways he would make his opponent suffer.

According to the 34 year old Bryan his mentor always saw the good in others and the way Dusty talked about others was what set him apart. Bryan related how older wrestlers usually pick apart a new wrestler but Dusty Rhodes always found the qualities in the new aspiring wrestlers, but as a coach Rhodes always did relate what was wrong with a wrestler.

Bryan revealed Dusty Rhodes’ habit of pinpointing good qualities touched a lot of people. Bryan also shared his memories and the lively interactions he saw between Dusty Rhodes and his son Cody.

"I have fond memories of Dusty, but I also have fond memories of being in the car with Cody while he was talking to his dad. You could hear the way they would banter back and forth and you can see how that vibrancy that Dusty had was passed on to Cody," Bryan said (via App.com). "And I don't know Dustin as well as I know Cody, but you can see it in Dustin too."

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