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Rick Rude (1958–1999)

The wrestler who would eventually become known as Ravishing Rick Rude was born Richard Erwin Rood on December 7th, 1958. He spent his childhood in Robinsdale, Minnesota, and had an early childhood friendship with future pro wrestler Curt Hennig. Rood broke into the business after a stint as a bouncer working with Barry Darsow, 'Joe Laurinatis' and ... See full bio »

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WrestleMania V
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 1997 WWF Friday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 5 September 1997 (1997) ... 'Ravishing' Rick Rude
 1997 ECW Crossing the Line Again (Video)
Masked Man
 1993 Best of SummerSlam (Video)
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 1991 WWF's Funniest Moments (Video)
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 1990 UWF Fury Hour (TV Series) (1990)
 1990 WWF Supertape Vol. 2 (Video)
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 1990 Wrestling Superheroes (Video)
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 1990 WWF Supertape Vol. 1 (Video)
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 1990 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 20 (Video)
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 1989 Fan Favourites (Video)
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 1989 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 18 (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 19 (Video)
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 1989 The Brains Behind the Brawn (Video)
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 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rick Rood | 'Ravishing' Rick Rude | Ravishing Rick Rude


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

[addressing the fans before a match] What I'd like to have is for all you fat, out-of-shape sweathogs to keep the noise down while I take off my robe.


Was trained by Eddie Sharkey, who also trained the Road Warriors, Barry Darsow and Nikita Koloff (aka "Nikita Koloff"). See more »


Wrestling finishing move "The Rude Awakening" See more »


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