Pro Wrestler Profile - Rick Rude

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Richard Erwin Rood
Ring Names
  • Rick Rude
  • Ricky Rood
  • The WCW Phantom
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight
  • 252 lbs (114 kg)
Born December 7, 1958
Died April 20, 1999 (aged 40)
Birth Place St. Peter, Minnesota
Billed From
  • Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Nicknames Ravishing

Career History

Roles
  • Manager ( August 11, 1997 - March 1, 1999)
  • Wrestler ( November 1, 1982 - May 1, 1994)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW November 17, 1997 March 1, 1999
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE August 11, 1997 November 17, 1997
Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW February 1, 1997 July 19, 1997
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW October 27, 1991 May 1, 1994
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW March 16, 1994 March 24, 1994
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW July 6, 1991 July 19, 1991
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE June 7, 1987 November 22, 1990
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA November 1, 1982 May 27, 1987
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Aug 1997
Aug 1997
Aug 1990
Aug 1990
Nov 1982
Nov 1982
Finishers
  • Rude Awakening - Delayed Hangman's Neckbreaker
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Striptease", by David Rose - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2017, Individual
Titles Won

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1 WWF Intercontinental Championship

Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (with Manny Fernandez)
  • 3 WCW International World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

Championship Wrestling from Florida

  • 2 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)
  • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (with Jesse Barr)

Continental Wrestling Association

  • 1 AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (with King Kong Bundy)

World Class Championship Wrestling / World Class Wrestling Association

  • 1 NWA American Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 WCWA Television Championship
  • 1 WCWA World Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2017)
  • WCW Nintendo Top Ten Challenge Tournament Winner (1992)
  • 1987 WWF Slammy Award - Jesse "The Body" Award
  • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1992)
  • 4° in the PWI 500 (1992)

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