The entire wrestling world and community was shocked and saddened yesterday by the sudden passing of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes.
Several current Superstars have since paid their tributes to the wrestling legend, including NXT Champion Kevin Owens, who shared a Twitlong letter that he wrote about Dusty Rhodes.
In publishing the letter he hoped it would serve as a purpose to show the WWE Universe that you should say what you need to everyday, because you never know when it's the last time you will speak to someone.
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Saying it all
"These past few weeks, I kept telling myself that I had to find time to stop by the Performance Center and talk to Dusty. I wanted to thank him for all of his help in the last year and make sure he knew how grateful I was for the chance I got to work with him. But I’ve been very busy and just couldn’t find the time."
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"Well, today, I learned that Dusty Rhodes has passed away.
"There are no words to express the sadness I feel, not only because I won’t get to see him or talk to him or laugh with him again, but because I didn’t get to tell him how special he was to me.
"So today, I invite you all to make time to tell the people in your lives how much they mean to you…You never know what tomorrow will bring.
"I can only hope that even though I didn’t get to tell him directly, Dusty knew how much I appreciated and valued his help, wisdom, support and friendship. He was unlike anybody I’ve ever met in this industry and to say that I will always remember him and be thankful for the honor of having known him is an understatement.
"In the meantime, the entire NXT crew is on its way to Pittsburgh where we will do what we do best. And you can bet every single second of tonight and every other NXT show this week are dedicated to the memory of the legendary, one-and-only Dusty Rhodes.
"My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time…especially his children. Your father was an incredible coach and an even better man. He will be greatly missed.
"Dusty used to call us “his NXT kids”… Well, I think I speak for all of us at when I say that tonight and every other night from here on out, we will give it our all for you, Dusty.
"We’ll make you proud, Dream.
"Thank you for the memories…thank you for everything."
The current speculation suggests that The American Dream passed away after a fall at home, he then suffered what is thought to be kidney failure.
WWE are set to present Money in the Bank live from Columbus, Ohio in just two days time and the entire roster will hopefully be a part of WWE style tribute to one of the most charismatic and energetic superstars in WWE history.
WWE are well known for their ability to turn the passing of one of their own into a celebration and Monday Night Raw will be testament to that when they celebrate the unorthodox career of Dusty Rhodes.