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Ronnie Garvin Says That Dusty Rhodes Was Overrated

February 1, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Ronnie Garvin

In an interview with Under the Mat Radio (via Wrestling Inc, former NWA World Heavyweight champion Ronnie Garvin said that Dusty Rhodes was overrated and only did as well as he did because he was the booker in most places he went. Here are highlights:

On Dusty Rhodes: “Dusty Rhodes was overrated. He was the booker most places he went, Florida, Carolinas. I didn’t like what he done a lot of times. A lot of politics, he put himself in places he should’ve been, he didn’t draw the big of money. When he was in the main event, he booked 30 men on the card and had more gimmick matches. Rock n’ Roll Express, those kids were so over. So over, that they would sell out and Dusty Rhodes would book them in small towns because he didn’t want them on the same card as him because he wanted the thunder.”

On the NWA World title: “You know I’ve had a lot of title matches, I don’t want to diminish the World Title, it was great. But I guess with luck and staying healthy long enough, I got to the very top. To me, and I’m being honest, wrestling was a job, pure and simple. I didn’t go crazy because I was the world champion. I’ll tell you, the World Title is probably the most money I made in a short period of time.”

On Ric Flair: “I was in wresting five years before Flair showed up. I don’t know the guy, I mean I know him (speaking as in working with him), but I never visited with the guy, never had a meal with the guy, never traveled with him. I ran into him a few times in the dressing with and said hi and [bye], but know nothing about the guy. We had two different lives. He had the party life which is fine and I don’t begrudge it. One thing about Flair no matter how I hard I hit him he never complained.”

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