“Ravishing” Rick Rude

Ravashing Rick Rude

It used to be that if you were a good looking wrestler that you would automatically be a babyface. “Ravishing” Rick Rude may have had the body of a painting and the face of Magnum P.I., but he was the farthest thing from a “good guy”.

Rick Rude used his good looks as a heat magnet and would constantly tell the fans and his opponents that not only was he better looking than everyone else but he was a better wrestler too. He played the arrogant card better than anyone, and what made fans hate him even more was that he could back it up too. He was one of the few wrestlers who could wrestle as good as he looked, and considering his flawless physique that says something special.

A back injury forced Rude to retire while in his prime and it can only be imagined how many more stellar matches and titles he would have accrued. He died at the age of forty amidst rumors that he was preparing for a comeback. Unfortunately, we were deprived of seeing one more match.

 


Should "Ravashing" Rick Rude be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 84.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Rick Rood (Real Name)
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Robbinsdale, MN)
  • Key Championships Held: AWA Southern Heavyweight
    AWA Southern Tag Team w/King kong Bundy
    NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight (2)
    NWA United States Tag Team (2) w/Jesse Barr
    NWA World Tag Team (w/Manny Fernandez)
    WCCW Heavyweight
    WCCW Televison
    WCW United States
    WCW International (2)
    WWF Intercontinental
  • Why they will get in: He was one of the better workers and had great runs wherever he went
  • Why they won't get in: Could they still be bitter for the way he appeared on both Nitro and Raw on one night in 1997?
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1. Won the WWF IC Title over the Ultimate Warrior and made the Warrior look like a million dollars even in defeat (4/2/89)
    2. Lost to the Ultimate Warrior in a failed attempt to win the WWF World Title in a Cage Match Main Event (8/27/89)
    3. Lost in a thirty minute Iron Man Match to Ricky Steamboat which was a phenomenal match from beginning to end (6/20/92)
    4. Had a thirty minute Iron Man draw against Dustin Rhodes (7/18/93)
    5. Pinned Ric Flair in Thirty Minute plus match to win the WCW International Title (9/19/93)

Should "Ravashing" Rick Rude be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 84.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.8%

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-1 #2 HOF 2017-03-07 13:13
He's in for 2017.
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+3 #1 Dale 2015-01-25 00:51
They would only put Rick Rude in for being apart of all the stables as well as The Heenan Family, The Jimmy Hart Family, D - Generation X, and The N.W.O. and that's why he should go in
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