Throughout his years as being one of the top performers in the country, Dusty Rhodes formed friendships with several of the wrestlers in various territories. Legendary names like Hector Guerrero, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, Dory Funk Jr and even Brian Knobbs of the Nasty Boys were spotted at his funeral earlier today in Tampa.
June 17, 2015
Earlier today, a funeral was held for Dusty Rhodes at a church in Tampa. Since WWE does not have a live event planned until Friday, several of the performers on the current roster were in attendance. Some legendary performers were also there as well. It was noted by many that the event drew a ton of people because Rhodes touched so many lives.
June 17, 2015
When it was initially reported that Bob Backlund caused an awkward scene at the Verne Gagne funeral, many were under the belief that it was true because the former world heavyweight champion has shown some unusual behaviors in the past. Well, based on what others are now saying about the incident, it was blown out of proportion. Backlund was not purposely trying to disrespect Gagne, something that he has a lot of respect for.
June 4, 2015
A rather disgusting incident took place during the eulogy for Verne Gagne, who passed away late last month. His son Greg Gagne and Mean Gene Okerlund were the two key speakers at the funeral. For whatever reasons, Bob Backlund rushed to the stage, took the microphone and began cutting a heel promo. Many that attended the event said that it was ridiculously out of place and unwarranted. Backlund has received a lot of heat for the incident.
May 7, 2015
While his actual funeral will be held later this week in Guadalajara, there have been a couple of ceremonies already held to honor the passing of Perro Aguayo. Konnan was one of the first people on the scene of the tragic incident, and he led a small tribute during the latest Lucha Underground taping in Los Angeles. Several promotions in Mexico have reportedly done a little tribute to Aguayo at their shows as well.
March 22, 2015