Another classic into the WWE HOF ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude
Ravishing Rick Rude was one of those staples that you loved to hate back in the day. I think if there was guys like this around now he would be my favorite wrestler. Rude is clearly a type they don’t make anymore. It was announced today he will get into the WWE HOF.
Rick was actually born Richard Erwin Rood and people forget he was a co – founder of D-X. He also had great runs in the WWE and WCW. He will be always remembered to me for how cool his tights were painted.
He had a ton of great matches and feuds that I can think of but none were as good as his with the Ultimate Warrior. It’s where he actually got himself a belt in WWF. It was great match in at WrestleMania V for the Intercontinental Championship belt that Rude won. The rematch that they had in a Steel catch at SummerSlam was an instant classic.
Another great feud he had was with Jake “The Snake” Roberts. A good one that got Robert’s wife’s face painted on his tights. There was a great got crazy when Rude attempted to kiss his wife Cheryl.
Rick had to call it quits early in his career at 35 from a really bad back injury. He passed away in 1999 at 40 from heart failure, which I can’t believe that it has been that long.