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Rick Rude (Richard Erwin Rood)

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Biography

Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
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 Mike Hegstrand. He had a stint as an arm wrestler before Eddie Sharkey trained him as a professional wrestler. He got his first big breaks working in Memphis for Jerry Jarrett, who gave him his "Ravishing" nickname. He then worked for Dory Funk Jr. Read more...

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The Best of Sting 2014

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WWE Hall of Fame 2014

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Halloween Havoc 1991

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ECW Barely Legal 1997

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The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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