Dusty Rhodes passed away today at the age of 69

WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.

Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.

If Wrestlers were Wonderland characters:

(Insane) Alice: Paige

The White Rabbit: The Bunny

The Mad Hatter: Dean Ambrose

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum: Goldust and Stardust

The Caterpillar: Bad News Barrett

Cheshire Cat: Bray Wyatt

The Queen of Hearts: Natalya

The Red Queen: Nikki Bella

The Knave of Hearts: Seth Rollins

The White Queen: Brie Bella

…We’re all mad here.