|The Brain and The Ravishing One|
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New feature time on the My 1-2-3 Cents blog. Each Friday I'll write about a wrestler, manager, announcer or referee who is not in the WWE Hall of Fame who I think should be. The first selection is "Ravishing" Rick Rude.
|As WCCW champion|
|Rude, Fernandez and Paul Jones|
His run in the NWA was short, but highlighted with a tag team title reign with "The Raging Bull" Manny Fernandez. I thought it was an odd pairing, but I liked them better than the popular Rock 'n Roll Express. The heels didn't reign long though and Rude ended up in my favorite company the WWF by the summer 1987.
By this time I wasn't cheering for just the good guys anymore. I really enjoyed the character that "Ravishing" Rick Rude had become. He hadn't really changed much from those early days, although I think it's fair to say he was more over the top. Rick was even ruder than before and having Bobby "The Brain" Heenan in his corner definitely helped. I loved his air brushed tights, his promos and his trademark finish "The Rude Awakening."
|Rude wins the IC Title|
|Sting vs. Rude|
|DX & Rude|