Tag Archives: Rick Rude

Pro Wrestling Invades Wildwood Gym Tonight

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.

Wrestling’s Rude Will Be Remembered

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

Everything’s Fake But The Deaths

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

Gardens Goes To The Mat For Its ‘Last Dance’

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

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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.

Wrestling Notebook

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

Von Eric Gains Victory After Dingo Disqualified

Fort Hood Sentinel – September 11, 1986
By Dale A. Cheatham

Leduc inflicts excruciating pain on Adias

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