Dusty Rhodes held the NWA world championship on three different occasions. Above, he wears the 1973-1986 version of the NWA title belt known popularly as the "ten pounds of gold."
In 1986, he won his third world title and briefly wore the new version of the title popularly known as the "big gold" belt. It was not known until recently that a special nameplate was ordered for the big gold belt with Dusty's name on it, but it never made it to the belt.
That story is told on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway in the post titled "American Dreams Come True."
You can read all about both belts and the men who wore them in our books "Ten Pounds of Gold" and "Big Gold", available directly from the Gateway or on Amazon.com.