Orlando Sentinel – June 6, 1985
By Creig Ewing
Wildwood High School will play host to a National Wrestling Alliance professional wrestling card tonight at 8 in the school gym. The featured match is between Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Bruiser Brody. Also on the card are Hector Guerrero vs. Wild Bill Irwin and a tag-team match pitting Jesse Barr and Rick Rude against Bugsy McGraw and Tiger Conway Jr. Tickets are $7 for ringside seats and $5 for general admission. They are available at the school office and the door. Proceeds will benefit the school basketball program.
Park City Daily News – May 14, 1999
Rick Rood, known in wrestling as “Ravishing” Rick Rude, started his career with the U.S. Wrestling Association in Memphis, Tenn.
His feud with Austin Idol is legendary. Continue reading
The Village Voice – August 8-14, 2001
By Nick Mamatas
Last spring, Vince McMahon appeared both on his own show, the World Wrestling Federation’s ‘RAW IS WAR’ on TNN, and on his competitor’s, World Championship Wrestling’s ‘MONDAY NITRO’ on TNT, and declared himself owner of both. And maybe the number of folding chairs thrown at wrestling matches will decrease now that maverick Extreme Championship Wrestling has itself folded. The wrestling wars of the 1990s have simmered down, but they left behind a body count. Continue reading
Posted in 2001
Tagged Bobby Duncum Jr., Brian Pillman, Eric Bischoff, Louie Spicolli, Owen Hart, Renegade, Rick Rude, WCW, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, WWF
Louisville Courier-Journal – June 27, 2001
By Tom Heiser
As the doors close on the Gardens, it is impossible not to wax a little nostalgic.
I’ve watched great haunts of my youth — the Vogue, the White Castle in the Highlands — disappear from the local landscape without the benefit of a final lying-in-state, one last chance to say goodbye. With the Gardens I have that chance. Continue reading
Posted in 2001
Tagged Austin Idol, Bill Dundee, Chris Jericho, Downtown Bruno, Dutch Mantell, Jackie Fargo, Jerry Lawler, Jim Cornette, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Kurt Angle, Moondogs, Rick Rude, Rocky Johnson, Undertaker, World Wrestling Federation, WWF
Ocala Star-Banner – July 2, 1987
In addition to the “Great American Bash” stops (including Daytona Beach on Sunday) by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the WWF returns to Florida with a July 11 show at Tampa’s Sun Dome. Former Olympic weightlifter Ken Patera will top the card against Hercules Hernandez. Other familiar names on the card are George “The Animal” Steele; Rick Rude; The Dingo Warrior; and Chavo Guerrero.
Ocala Star-Banner – June 29, 1987
Something called the Global Wrestling Alliance is being perceived as a threat by the recently-merged Jim Crockett Promotions and Championship Wrestling from Florida combine. That’s the reason old pro Bugsy McGraw was signed away from the GWA for work in Florida on NWA promotions. Continue reading
Fort Hood Sentinel – September 11, 1986
By Dale A. Cheatham
Leduc inflicts excruciating pain on Adias
Body slams and flying drop kicks were the order of the day when the Central Texas Chapter of AUSA sponsored world class professional wrestling Sept. 2 at Prichard Stadium. Continue reading
Posted in 1986
Tagged Bart Batten, Brad Batten, Brian Adias, Chris Adams, Dingo Warrior, Joe LeDuc, Killer Brooks, Lance Von Erich, Matt Borne, Percy Pringle III, Perry Johnson, Raven, Rick Rude, Steve Simpson, Sunshine, WCCW