Rick Rude confirmed to be inducted into 2017 WWE Hall of Fame.

The late professional wrestler Rick Rude is to be inducted into the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame.

Former WWE and WCW superstar Rick Rude, who died in 1999 at the age of 40, was announced as the sixth member of this year’s class. WWE will hold the induction ceremony on March 31 during WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando, Florida.

Check out the Match that ended Ravishing Rick Rude’s in-ring career

Rick Rude, whose real name was Richard Rood, was raised in the wrestling hotbed of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, the same town that produced “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, Smash of Demolition and Nikita Koloff. At 6-foot-3 and 252 pounds, he was an in-ring technician who perfected the role of cocky heel, helped by his chiseled frame and good looks, which included a bushy mustache and brown curly hair.

Rising to his highest fame with WWE in the late 1980s, Rude took his “Ravishing” persona to new heights by insulting the overweight male members of the audience before gyrating his hips inside the ring to entertain “the ladies.” He would often then choose a member of the crowd to enter the ring and take part in a passionate kiss.

Rick Rude Favorite Pant

Rick Rude Favorite Dance

Source: CBS Sports

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