Profile

Rick Rude

Professional Wrestler
Male
Born Dec 7, 1958
Hometown Robbinsdale
Died Apr 20, 1999
Death Place Alpharetta, Georgia
Height 6' 3'' (1.9m)
Weight 113853.6000000000...
Other Names Rood, Richard

Richard Erwin Rood, better known by his ring name "Ravishing" Rick Rude, was an American professional wrestler who performed for many promotions, including World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), in the 1980s and 1990s. Among other accolades, Rude was a four-time world champion, one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, and one-time WCW United States Champion.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Rick Rude.

  • On This Date In Wwf History: Pro Wrestling Loses 'the Big Boss Man'
    Cageside Seats - Sep 22, 2013
  • Regulators Relax Proposed Mortgage Rule Washington Post
    Google News - Aug 28, 2013
  • Css Survivor Series Tournament First Round Match: The Whole Damn Foot Vs. Lords Of Destruction
    Cageside Seats - Nov 21, 2012
  • On This Date In Wwf History: Pro Wrestling Loses 'the Big Boss Man'
    Cageside Seats - Sep 22, 2012

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rick Rude.

CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on December 7, 1958.

TWENTIES

1982 23 Years Old After graduating from Anoka-Ramsey Community College with a degree in physical education, Rude began wrestling in 1982 as Ricky Rood, a babyface jobber. … Read More
1984 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He returned to Memphis in 1984, this time as "Ravishing" Rick Rude, an overconfident, arrogant heel managed by Jimmy Hart. … Read More
He defeated Pez Whatley for the NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship on January 16, 1985 and lost it to Brian Blair on April 10, 1985.
After losing the title to Chris Adams in July 1986, he fired Pringle and briefly replaced him with his sister, Raven. … Read More

THIRTIES

1989 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Rude's next big feud was with The Ultimate Warrior and began in January at the 1989 Royal Rumble pay-per-view in a "Super Posedown" that ended with Rude attacking Warrior with a metal pose bar.
1990 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Rude then feuded with Piper, before resuming his conflict with the Warrior in the summer of 1990 after the Warrior had won the WWF Championship.
1991 32 Years Old On November 19, 1991, Rude defeated Sting for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship and engaged in a number of high profile feudes, including one with Ricky Steamboat. … Read More
1992 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Rude and Madusa left The Dangerous Alliance and feuded with Nikita Koloff. … Read More
Rude returned alone in April 1993 and tried to reclaim the title from Dustin Rhodes, who had won it while he was injured. … Read More
1994 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 38 Years Old Rude appeared on both WWF Raw is War and WCW Monday Nitro on November 17, 1997. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
By late 1998, both Rude and Hennig were off WCW TV due to injuries. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Rude was rumored to be training for a full-time comeback to active wrestling in early 1999.
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rude.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.