Rick Rude

Professional Wrestler
Born Dec 7, 1958

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

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


1958 Birth Born on December 7, 1958.


Rude wrestled from 1982 until his 1994 retirement due to injury, with a final match following in 1997. … Read More
1983 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Rude debuted on the May 28, 1983 episode of World Championship Wrestling, defeating Pat Rose with a dropkick. … 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
1987 28 Years Old Rude made his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut in July 1987 as the newest addition to the Bobby Heenan Family. … Read More
Through mid-1988 Rude continued to wear a second pair of tights under the one he wore to the ring, including during his match against the Junkyard Dog at the inaugural SummerSlam at Madison Square Garden. … Read More


1989 - 1991 5 More Events
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 35 Years Old WCW created their own championship, dubbing it the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship, which Rude lost to Hiroshi Hase on March 16, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan. … Read More
Rude collected on a Lloyd's of London insurance policy and did not appear in wrestling again until early 1997, when he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as a masked man who harassed Shane Douglas, at one point spanking Francine. … Read More


1999 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Rude left the company in early 1999.
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