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.