Rick Rude

1958 - 1999

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Richard Erwin Rood (December 7, 1958 – April 20, 1999), better known by his ring name "Ravishing" Rick Rude, was an American professional wrestler who performed for many promotions, including World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Rude wrestled from 1982 until his 1994 retirement due to injury, with a final match following in 1997. Among other accolades, he was a four time world champion, a three-time WCW International World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, and a one-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Rude has received more than 3,685,034 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Rick Rude is the 190th most popular wrestler (down from 166th in 2019), the 9,820th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,249th in 2019) and the 77th most popular Wrestler.

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  • 41.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

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  • 2.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Rick Rude ranks 190 out of 700Before him are Davey Boy Smith, Asuka, Scott Steiner, Cain Velasquez, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Shinsuke Nakamura. After him are A.J. Styles, Vasile Andrei, Kamala, Diamond Dallas Page, Georgi Markov, and Valentin Yordanov.

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Among people born in 1958, Rick Rude ranks 374Before him are John Metgod, John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Roxann Dawson, Mauro Maur, Eshaq Jahangiri, and Tony Cox. After him are Peter Watts, Grigol Vashadze, Tim Kaine, Mark Mazower, Monica Guerritore, and Arto Bryggare. Among people deceased in 1999, Rick Rude ranks 257Before him are Brian Moore, Basil Hume, Brian Shawe-Taylor, Yakov Rylsky, João Carlos de Oliveira, and Elliot Richardson. After him are Akhtar Hameed Khan, Maria Sander, Roderick Chisholm, Davor Dujmović, Clayton Moore, and Umyar Mavlikhanov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rick Rude ranks 9,820 out of 18,182Before him are Catherine Coleman (1960), Susan Collins (1952), Madeline Miller (1978), Matthew Daddario (1987), Joseph Stadler (1880), and Albertson Van Zo Post (1866). After him are Kathleen Kinmont (1965), Mary L. Good (1931), Ron Gilbert (1964), Kenneth Rogoff (1953), Yasmine Bleeth (1968), and Carly Chaikin (1990).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Rick Rude ranks 77Before him are Ricky Steamboat (1953), Jim Duggan (1954), Eric Bischoff (1955), Scott Steiner (1962), Cain Velasquez (1982), and Chavo Guerrero Jr. (1970). After him are A.J. Styles (1977), Kamala (1950), Diamond Dallas Page (1956), Rikishi (1965), Rulon Gardner (1971), and Jim Neidhart (1955).