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Dusty Rhodes Comments On Randy Savage, Deceased Wrestlers Showcased

— WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes spoke with The Associated Press Friday regarding the death of Randy Savage.

“There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and (Hulk) Hogan and thankfully myself and (Ric) Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are,” said Rhodes.

“You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one… He was a recluse, almost. Whatever he was doing, he wanted that privacy. Yeah, he was out of the picture for 10 years, but he didn’t want to be in the picture.

The article is available here.

— has posted a slideshow gallery showcasing two dozen deceased professional wrestlers including Randy Savage, Chris Benoit, Miss Elizabeth, Umaga and Giant Gonzalez, among others.

In a trivia note, Savage was the seventh member of the New World Order (nWo) faction to pass away, following Louie Spicolli, Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Miss Elizabeth, Big Bubba Rogers and Brian Adams.

  • Sammo

    Ha ha – I was gonna say the exact same thing, Twerks. I’ve got a lot of repent for Dusty, but nobody mentions him in the same breath as Hogan, Flair and Savage.

    Tasteless time to be putting yourself over, Dusty. Shame on you.

  • cheesehandler

    so im guessing scott hall will be number 8. too bad, i was a huge fan.


  • venom

    I never knew that Brian Adams died. When? Dusty, don’t give yourself too much credit.

  • Is dusty serious? Nobody knows who the hell you are outside of wrestling..this is really amazing that this guy would say that..hogan austin rock..non wrestling fans have only heard of guys at the top of wwe and sorry dusty you were never there, not even in your yellow polka dots

  • Matt

    the only thing I will remember dusty for, is his shitty theme music.

  • CC

    Not to disrespect anything towards Randys memory, but I agree with Twerks. If he is talking about people who are not fans of wrestling, then the handful of wrestlers who people have heard of, would not include Rhodes (I think even Flair would only be known by a handful of non wrestling fans). People like Hogan, The Rock, Austin and Savage are well known because of their projects outside of wrestling or because they were just the biggest damn names in the business. In fact, I would put the likes of Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior and British Bulldog on that list before I even thought about including Rhodes.
    Now if he was saying that if you are not a fan of a specific wrestler, then I am sorry, but the list would be endless of wrestlers people know.

    I wouldnt go as far as to say he looks like a jackass, but I do agree he is seriously overestimating his level of fame outside wrestling as I can say for a fact, if I went up to my non-wrestling fans and said his name, they would all say “Who?”

  • ##

    Dusty is’nt lying. He is speaking the truth and it does’nt seem like he’s trying to put himself over.

  • Dusty Rhodes seems to severely overestimate his name recognition. This isn’t the time to be putting yourself over, it makes you look like a jackass talking about how famous you think you are when this isn’t even about you. Dusty couldn’t wash the jock strap of the Macho Man.

  • The X

    Crush. Adam Bomb was Bryan Clark

  • Rucdogg

    Brain Adams? Was that Crush or Adam Bomb?