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KAYFABE CLIPS: Dusty Rhodes says, "If you don't want to hear it..."

The NWA National Heavyweight uses a bit of colorful language to address The Nature Boy Ric Flair, The Four Horsemen, and a heckler


The American Dream Dusty Rhodes is out with Baby Doll and the NWA National title belt to talk things over with Tony Schiavone

Dusty says that he isn't going to be put on a stopwatch by Ric Flair when it comes to a World Heavyweight Championship shot. He then says that all The Nature Boy does is entertain the audience by talking about who he supposedly beat. Then Rhodes mentions how Ronnie Garvin recently knocked Flair out.

The Dream then tells a heckler in the crowd: "If you don't want to hear it? Get your fat ass out of here."

It was another line out of a million that certainly fit the heat between the two characters. However, it could possibly have alluded to Flair negotiating to leave for the WWF. At multiple times during the 80s, Space Mountain came close to departing and heading to McMahonland - before eventually doing so in the early 1990s.

However, that's just speculation. It may have just been another classic time when Dusty was just riffing through a promo.

As far as the NWA National title was concerned, it shared a common design of many belts of that era but was styled in gorgeous gold. Formerly the Georgia National Championship, it was adopted and re-christened by Jim Crockett Promotions after they assumed control of the Atlanta wrestling region. It lasted until 1987 when United States Champion Nikita Koloff defeated reigning National champ Wahoo McDaniel to merge the two titles.

The National Championship has been reincarnated twice since. Once in the 1990s, and currently, by Billy Corgan's modern version of the NWA.



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