The American Dream was part of the fabric of the North Carolina city.
By Jim Ross on FoxSports.com Aug 2, 2016
The late "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes will be inducted into the NWA's Hall of Heroes in his favorite city, Charlotte, North Carolina, before family and friends in what is certain to be a moving and emotional ceremony on Friday at the 14th Annual NWA Legends Fan Fest.
Rhodes was a beloved, larger-than-life personality to millions of fans that followed "The Dream's" pro wrestling career, which started in 1968 after a brief stint on the gridiron and baseball diamond at West Texas State University, and in the Continental Football League. The son of a plumber was born Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr in Austin, Texas, in 1945 and had a body that more resembled Babe Ruth's than many of the grapplers with body-builder physiques that often monopolize the pro mat game.
Read the rest of the article on FoxSports.com >>>
And don't miss David Chappell's three recent interviews with some of Crockett Promotions' biggest names of the 1980s as they prepare to be inducted into the Hall of Heroes in Charlotte.
THE GATEWAY INTERVIEW