The 25 greatest mic moments in wrestling history

#25 “The winos know my name.” — Dusty Rhodes on Jan. 25, 1984 in Mid-Atlantic

Dusty Rhodes did not strike fear in the heart of his opponents with oversized muscle or far-flung boasts. The American Dream was a common man, and he made sure his opponents realized that the common people had his back.

In this January 1984 monologue, Rhodes let The Assassins and Paul Jones know that wherever they went — from the alleys of New York to the gutters of Atlanta — everyone in the street knew who he was. Calling himself the “bleached blond with star-spangled eyes that was chosen to come to war in this last decade,” The American Dream let his rivals know that a fight was coming when — and where — they least expected it. — BOBBY MELOK