As such, I cried when I watched Dusty Rhodes explain during his WWE Hall of Fame induction speech in 2007, on a stage before many millions of viewers, that he too hurt from not being home for his family, but that he had worked so hard to make sure that the money was there — knowing that his sons would not understand why until many years later, in their adult lives. Is that perfect parenting, torn from a textbook written by the rich and the privileged? No, maybe not. But is it loving parenting, the type of care that so many of the children of the working class could not then understand, but as adults, now deeply comprehend? Absolutely.
He is irreplaceable.