Ravishing Rick Rude: We (Eoin) Salute(s) You
I know it’s never a good idea to have a pop at one’s co-workers but I can bite my tongue no longer: when it comes to late 80s/early 90s WWF wrestling, Murph and Ken really don’t have a clue. I mean, these idiots probably don’t even know the difference between a Sharpshooter and a figure-four leglock – can you imagine?!
Now that I’m free from their shackles of ignorance, I can share in full with you, fellow wrestling fans, the joy of tonight’s posthumous induction of Ravishing Rick Rude into the WWE Hall of Fame.
WWE Releases The 2017 Hall Of Fame Promo For Inductee “Ravishing” Rick Rude pic.twitter.com/H2kiy4tQy6
— Slice Wrestling (@SliceWrestling) March 7, 2017
Yes it’s true the man exuded “arrogance from every pore” but to underestimate the deadliness of his finishing move, The Rude Awakening, was a luxury that none of his rivals could afford – not Jake The Snake Roberts, not The Ultimate Warrior, not even Ricky The Dragon Steamboat.
I think we can all agree The Ravishing One’s legacy would have been secured long before now if only he hadn’t been distracted by Rowdy Roddy Piper in the Intercontinental Championship Match at SummerSlam 1989.
From the blizzard of support I’ve received in the last 24 hours, I can tell I’m not alone in welcoming the establishment’s recognition of the sexiest wrestler who ever donned a pair of exceedingly tight nylon pants.
— Dean Murray? (@TheDeanMurray) March 30, 2017
— #BROKEN (@Soma_day) March 30, 2017
Ravishing Rick Rude, we (posthumously) salute you. What I’d like to have right now…
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