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Wrestling: Rick Rude
" hit the music."
Cut the music. What I'd like to have right now, is for all you fat, ugly, out-of-shape, internet geek, TV Troper sweathogs..... to keep the noise down, while I take my robe off, and give the ladies a good look at the sexiest man alive.

He was born Richard Erwin Rood, but he's far better known to fans of 1980s Professional Wrestling as "Ravishing" Rick Rude, the Sexiest Man Alive. Rude had a nearly two-decade career that spanned many different companies including the WWF (now WWE), ECW and WCW. He is best remembered for his chiseled physique, his narcissistic Heel persona, his feuds with Jake Roberts and the Ultimate Warrior, and his microphone skills. He's also remembered by fans of 1990s wrestling for his post-Montreal Screwjob Take That at the WWF, where he managed the rare feat of appearing on Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro on the same night (Nitro with his trademark mustache; Raw an hour later with a full beard since it had been taped days earlier).

Rude passed away in 1999 from heart failure, but left a very influential legacy on later generations of wrestlers. You can read more about his career at That Other Wiki.

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alternative title(s): Rick Rude
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