Rick Rude

Birthdate: December 7th, 1958
Death: April 20th, 1999
Debut: Unknown
Primary Promotion: WWF and WCW
Reason for Wrestling in Japan: Talent Exchange from WCW
Championships Held in Japan: WCW International Heavyweight Champion

Signature Moves:
- Diving Fist Drop
- Rude Awakening

Career Highlights in Japan:
For someone that wasn't contracted by New Japan, Rick Rude found a good deal of success in Japan. First, at the 1992 G1 Climax he defeated Super Strong Machine, Shinya Hashimoto, and Kensuke Sasaki before falling to Masahiro Chono in the finals. On May 1st, 1994, Rude would defeat Sting in New Japan but would suffer a back injury in the match, forcing him to retire.

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