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Published on October 16th, 2016 | by Pro Wrestling Stories


DUSTY RHODES on the Mystery of His Disappearing Ring Gear


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Dusty Rhodes had a professional wrestling career that spanned over forty years. Along the way, he collected an incredible amount of ring gear and memorabilia. However, there was a time when a lot of his priceless possessions went missing from his basement only to be found on eBay or brought back to him to sign by fans at shows. How was this happening and who was the culprit stealing and selling his priceless items?

“I had almost 30 pairs of the cowboy boots at one time and I got one pair of red ones left.

I kept seeing stuff missing and seeing stuff on eBay and people bringing me stuff to sign that used to be in my basement. I was like, ‘Where the hell did they get all that stuff? Where did all this stuff come from?’

Cody went through the basement when he was in high school and he needed money, just trying to get his first truck, messing around.

That’s cool. It belongs to the kids.

He would go down there and he’d find an old Mid-Atlantic belt, an original one, and then next thing I know he’s walking around with $2500, $3,000 in his pocket and I asked him, ‘What are you doing, robbing banks?’

If only all parents were so forgiving! A true testament to the kind of man Dream was. While Cody denies the sincerity of his father’s quote above, we’ll leave you to believe who you want with this one!

SOURCE: Online World of Wrestling


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