Who was Rick Rude?

Of all the professional wrestling stars in the entire history, Rick Rude is one of them. Rick rude is an American professional wrestler. He has performed in various championships. His fans and well-wishers highly praised Rick. He was born Richard Erwin Rood.

Quick Info
Full NameRick Rude
Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1958
Birth PlaceST. Peter, Minnesota, USA
Parent(s)Richard Clyde Rood
Sally Jean
Height6 ft 3 in
DeathApril 20, 1999
Cause of Deathheart Failure

What was he famous for?

Rick was one of the fewest stars who was able to get what he wanted. He was also famous for his tolerance level in wrestling. He was also famous among his friends and Co-workers. Rick was the person who invented D-Generation X-Stable. The D-Generation X-Stable was a favorite wrestling show where rick profoundly introduced the wrestling stars like Shawn Michael, Triple H, and Chyna.

Rick Rude


Parents and Early Life

This famous wrestler was born on December 7, 1958, in the city of ST. Peter, Minnesota, the United States of America. He was born to Richard Clyde Rood, and his mother was Sally Jean. His father, Richard Clyde rood, was a primary school teacher and loved to watch wrestling. His mother, Sally Jean, was also a teacher. 

Rick’s friend Barry Darsow was also a wrestler. That is when rick started to have an interest in wrestling. He has played several small leagues from his college and school. To support himself, rick worked as a bouncer on several clubs. Later, he attended wrestling class where Eddie Sharkey was his personal trainer. He began to start his professional career in wrestling with his friends Bob Backlund, The road warriors, Austin Aries, and Erick Rowan.


Rick Rude attended Robbinsdale High school in Robbinsdale, Minnesota as a child. He was graduated from there. Later he attended Anoka-Ramsey community college. His major was in Physical Education. During his stay at that college, he met friends likeTom Zenk, Brady Boone, Nikita Koloff, Curt Hennig, John Need, Barry Darsow, and many more. All of his friends became professional wrestlers later.

Rick Rude

Nationality and Ethnicity

Rick was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States of America. He was born in America, which makes him belong to American Nationality. Although his father was American, his mother, Sally, was half Mexican. Rick Rust has a mixed ethnicity of half American and half Mexican.

Physical stats: Height, Weight, and Wiki

Rick has a huge body. It is obvious that to be a wrestler, and one must get to have a perfect body. Likewise, rick rudely had a muscular body. He goes to stage by various names such as ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude, The ravishing one, Rick Rude, Smooth operator, and The Halloween Phantom. Rick was a giant with a total height of 6feet and 3 inches(190cm), and his tidal weight was 113.9 kg(251lbs), counted just one month before his death.

The zodiac sign and the Birth sign of Rick Rude were Sagittarius. The color of his hair was Dark Brown, and The color of his eyes was Hazel. Besides wrestling, Rick was a huge fan of soccer. He even used to play football as a child. According to WWE, Rick was the 34th loved person in wrestling history.

Rick Rude

Career, Struggles, Awards, and Titles

Rick first debuted in a TV program in 1982. He began his career as Ricky Rood, A babyface Jobber. He lost that first game against Joel LeDuc. His firsts professional match was when he played on Vancouver’s NWA: ALL-STAR  wrestling. Later, rick Competed for Georgia Championship Wrestling. He was introduced in WWE on May 28, 1983, where he won the game against Pat Rose with a sidekick.

Rick left WWE for a short period when he was hired by Championship Wrestling from Florida. His manager for that time was Percy Pringle… The rude won his first NWA American Heavyweight Championship, winning against Kevin Von Erich and Chris Adams. Rick won the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania V.

Throughout his whole career, rick has introduced many wrestlers. He was introduced to the Hall of Fame in 1992. Rich was a 4-time world heavyweight champion.

Records and Highlights

Though this famous wrestling star is not with us, his lifelong Legacy lives on with us till this day. Some of his records are phenomenal. On November 17, 1997, Rick Rude was the only one to appear on the WWF’S Raw and WCW’S Monday Nitro. Rick started his wrestling career in early 1982. Throughout his entire life, Rick has played in various championships such as Worlld Championship Wrestling(WCW), World Wrestling Federation(WWF), and Extreme Championship Wrestling(ECW).

Rick was the only star of the 90s who has won various titles. He has won WCW International World Heavyweight Champion four times, WCWA world Heavyweight champion for one time, WWF intercontinental champion for one time, and WCW united states Heavyweight championship.

Personal Life

Rick has been married two times and has been divorced one time. He was first married to Cherly Holler in 1976. His second marriage was with Michelle in 1988. These couples are blessed with three beautiful children. His youngest son died in a car accident.


Due to a medication overdose, rick was found dead in his apartment on the morning of April 20, 1999. He was 40 years old when he died of heart failure. Although he is gone, he is remembered in our hearts forever.