Most people think that a person just wakes up one day and says,”I want to be a professional wrestler, when I grow up.” In all honestly, many wrestlers that are well-known in the WWE are second or third generation wrestler. There are also many that are brothers or cousins. I am dedicating this to those who are “keeping it in the family,” when it comes to the squared circle.
Dusty Rhodes “The American Dream”, Gold Dust (Dustin Rhodes), and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes
Virgil Runnel and his two sons, Dustin and Cody are all three very well-known wrestlers. Virgil wrestled under the name Dusty Rhodes (a.k.a. The American Dream). Dusty is now classified as a legend and hall of fame in the WWE. While he still makes brief appearances on WWE Monday Night Raw, he does not wrestle that much anymore. Dusty Rhodes was always one of WWE’s best heels.
Gold Dust, as strange as he may be, is a long time professional wrestler. He chose to follow in his father’s footsteps. He wears gold and black face paint and a gold skin-tight suit in the ring. He is definitely the most overdressed member of the Rhodes family. Gold Dust has a liking for anything gold, including more recently the “Million Dollar Belt” that belongs to Ted DiBiase Jr. son of Ted DiBiase, “The Million Dollar Man.”
Cody Rhodes, arguably the best looking members of the Rhodes family. Currently a singles wrestler known as “Dashing” Cody Rhodes. Previously was wrestling as part of “The Legacy”. He wrestled as tag team partners with Ted DiBiase. Belonging to “The Legacy” also put him working with the third generation wrestler Randy Orton. He had also previously been tag team partners with Hardcore Holly.
“Iron” Mike DiBiase, Helen Hild, Ted DiBiase “The Million Dollar Man”, Brett DiBiase, Mike DiBiase II, and Ted DiBiase Jr.
“Iron” Mike DiBiase was a professional wrestler during the 1950’s and 1960’s. There is not much information about him, but he is sadly one of the few wrestlers who have died inside the ring. He was the husband of Helen Hild, a professional female wrestler. He is the adoptive father of “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase Sr. After the loss of “Iron” Mike DiBiase in 1969, Helen Hild had suffered from alcoholism and severe depression. In 1984, Helen also passed away in Atlanta, GA.
Ted DiBiase Sr., “The Million Dollar Man,” is one of the most notorious heels in professional wrestling. He would portray an arrogant millionaire. He had a black bodyguard by the name of “Virgil”. The bodyguards ring name came from the real first name of Dusty Rhodes. He has three sons that are all professional wrestlers only one so far is a part of the WWE. His sons are Mike DiBiase II, who was a member of the PWF West Texas Wrestling, Brett Dibiase, who at last known information was still out for a knee injury. It was rumored for him to take part in season four of NXT.
Ted DiBiase Jr. , he is following in his father’s footsteps. He was tag team partners with Cody Rhodes. He was part of “The Legacy”. He even had “Virgil” as a bodyguard. He fired “Virgil” to be able to have Maryse as a manager.