Fantasy Concept #16 – Rick Rude

May 13, 2012 by Mark D

WDN Fantasy Concept

This week’s fantasy concept has been requested several times; it looks at the career of the late, great Ravishing Rick Rude. This would be a 2 disc set with a 60 minute documentary and a collection of matches and promos from Championship Wrestling from Florida, World Class Championship Wrestling, NWA, WCW and WWE.
Simply Ravishing – The Story of Rick Rude (2 Disc DVD)

Main Feature (60 minutes)

Dallas, TX
Heenan Family
The Halloween Phantom
Big Gold Belt
Extremely Rude
RAW & Nitro


Rick Rude vs. Dutch Mantel
Championship Wrestling from Florida • January 30, 1985

WCCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rick Rude vs. Bruiser Brody
WCCW Parade of Champions III • May 4, 1986

Rick Rude vs. The Dingo Warrior
World Class Championship Wrestling • August 22, 1986

Indian Strap Match
Rick Rude vs. Wahoo McDaniel
Starrcade • November 27, 1986

Jesse “The Body” Award
Slammy Awards • December 17, 1987

Rick Rude vs. Jake Roberts
Saturday Night’s Main Event • October 29, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Rick Rude vs. The Ultimate Warrior
Hamilton, Ontario • May 1, 1989

Roddy Piper vs. Rick Rude
Madison Square Garden • September 30, 1989

WWE Championship Steel Cage Match
Rick Rude vs. The Ultimate Warrior
SummerSlam • August 27, 1990

Rick Rude & Steve Austin vs. Sting & Ricky Steamboat
WCW Clash of the Champions XVIII • January 21, 1992

WCW United States Championship Match
Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat
WCW SuperBrawl II • February 29, 1992

King of Cable Tournament – Semi-Final Match
Rick Rude vs. Sting
WCW Clash of the Champions XXI • November 18, 1992

WCW International World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rick Rude vs. Ric Flair
WCW Fall Brawl • September 19 1993

WCW International World Heavyweight Championship I Quit Match
Rick Rude vs. Sting
WCW Worldwide • May 14, 1994

Plus almost 20 classic promos and vignettes throughout Rick’s career in WCCW, NWA, WWE, WCW and ECW.

Does this proposed WWE DVD interest you? It’s great to hear your feedback, so please use the comments section below or tweet me @_MarkD_


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  1. Joseph C Cota says:

    This is grossly overdue. A great wrestler who was so talented. Definitely would purchase a dvd set.

  2. Wendy says:

    My disabled son would love this dvd, he’s a huge fan.

  3. Pablo says:

    I like the match listing, but you missed Rick Rude vs. Steamboat 30 Minute Iron Man match, Rick Rude vs. Nikita Kolof television taping for U. S. Title. Rick Rude vs. Michael P.S. Hayes T.V taping. Rick Rude vs. Macho Man Randy Savage in Memphis steel cage match. Rick Rude and King King Bundy vs. Savage and Jerry Lawler. Rick Rude and Fernandez vs. the Road Warriors. Rick Rude and Fernandez vs. the Rock’n’roll Express. Rick Rude vs. Vader. Rick Rude vs. Savage normal match for Memphis.
    Rick Rude vs. Kerry Von Erich for the WCCW title. Rick Rude vs. Dustin Rhodes in best out of 7 matches for the U.S. Heavyweight Title. Rick Rude vs. Cactus Jack. Rick Rude vs. Ron Simmons for the WCW championship.
    There’s a lot Rick Rude out there beyond what’s known already. Check YouTube.

  4. Esmeralda Ramos says:

    Yes!!! Do it!!! My boyfriend would love it!!!!!

  5. Jay says:

    Loveeee this concept bro! But I think the doc portion should be around 1h30 to 2hrs.

  6. Spritz1999 says:

    This set is long overdue… should have happened when they did Pillman, Piper, Hogan, and Dusty!!!

  7. Pat says:

    I’ve already fantasy pre-ordered this from Fantasy Amazon. Great concept. Would absolutely buy a Rick Rude DVD collection. One of the greatest heels. Rude was awesome.

  8. james wilson says:


  9. Jen says:

    Amazing! Make this DVD!!!!

  10. Anan says:

    WWE’s documentaries on wrestlers are usually a bit over 2 hours or so it seems. a one hour time limit on a documentary on a superstar that’s been one of the most requested for WWE to have a set released on isn’t enough to satisfy all the waiting. The documentary portion is usually one of, if not the best/main selling point of superstar sets. It was this portion that made me buy the Stone Cold and Edge sets, among others.

    Anyway, I still like to set this released. But on the flip side, it’s kinda not the best time. Rude’s not around to talk about his career and his manager, Bobby Heenan isn’t in the best of health conditions. They should wait for Bobby to get better or should have released this set before his health problems arose to release this.

  11. James says:

    Needs more love for the Awesome Twosome, Ravishing & Ragin’!

  12. Magoonie says:

    I really do like the idea of this DVD and even in this incarnation I would add it to my collection. I will say, I would go for a full 3 Disc DVD. Extend the documentary portion to 90+ minutes, there’s a great career there and a good story to tell. I do like the match listing there but with the extra disc you can vary things up a bit, maybe show more of his early career and put on some more WWF/WCW matches that may be less known. That would be my dream Rick Rude DVD.

  13. sully says:

    What kind b.s. Fantasy is that,only 60 min of 1 of my childhood fav wrestlers of all time. Rudes gonna get 60 mins of is career shame on you rude should get a 3 hour of is career. Plz sum 1 kill these 2days faggot wrestling generation.

  14. Shane says:

    Looks great! Could you guys possible do a Cody Rhodes DVD cover? I’d appriciate it!

  15. Dizzy says:

    Another awesome concept buddy. I would buy this for sure. Would love to see what you could do with Booker T, Christian, Goldust, Goldberg or even Sting!

  16. mike says:

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaase make thisalso documentary needs to be on every release full screen

  17. Anonymous says:

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaase make thisalso documentary needs to be on every release full screen

  18. Soso xD says:

    Hey cool concepts! Can u creat a Booker T or Christian WWE dvd ? 😀

  19. Brad Attitude says:

    I really would’ve liked to have seen his WrestleMania V match on this set. It was his highest WWE accompishment.

  20. Paul Rush says:

    This is one, of two, that I really want but not sure will ever get. The other is The Million Dollar Man

  21. Scott Stein says:


    • Bryan says:

      In your head right, but never spent the time to actually make a mock up DVD cover and put a match list together right? Hey maybe you can join me I got a Bam Bam Bigelow and British Bulldog concept goin in my mind. LOL you’re an cock stain bro. Keep up the good work Mark let the haters hate.

  22. Scott Stein says:


    • LP1 says:

      …sigh… Unbelievable ignorance. Yes, let’s wish the death of an innocent single mother. Like somehow her dying will magically give WWE the rights to produce a DVD on her husband. Very classy on your part.

    • NickP says:

      Tell me I didn’t just read that

    • NickP says:

      Some suggestions for future Fantasy Concepts:

      The Best Of In Your House
      The Best Giants In Wrestling
      The Top 50 Wrestling Gimmicks
      The Ted Dibiase Story
      The WWE Story

  23. Aaron says:

    What I’d like to have right now is for all you fat out of shape WWE wussies to make this happen. Rude is one of the most underrated wrestlers in history

  24. SRB says:

    MARK!!!! Thank you very much for this. I doubt this will ever get released or even anything close to it, but I’ve been watching for over 25 years and the likes of Rude, Hart and Perfect were always my favorites. I want to thank you for putting this fantasy concept together. You did such a great job and I couldnt have asked for anything better. Great content and the documentary looks very good.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Wish this would happen!

  26. Anonymous says:

    This would be a great release. I just hope that if it ever came to pass, it wouldn’t look like this looks like the cover of a gay porn.

    • RabidHeat says:

      This is the problem with Rick Rude, almost any photo of him is reminiscent of gay porn. Although he was an awesome wrestler, I always feel too embarrassed to wear my Rick Rude T-shirt, lol!

      • LP1 says:

        Rude was definitely rocking the Harry Reems look in the 80’s. lol

        • SRB says:

          For Christmas this year my mom got me a 2012 WWE calendar. I took it to work, hung it up and took it down about 5 minutes later. January was a soaking wet Randy Orton. People got the wrong idea.

  27. Steve says:

    Great set but I agree with one of the other comments about not appealing to the masses. WWE would rather a Sheamus DVD over someone who actually deserves one like Rick Rude

  28. ALK says:

    How about History of the Hardcore Championship? In theory, as a lot of Hardcore Championship matches were sort, you could fit a ton of matches on a 3, perhaps even 4 disc set.

  29. Adam says:

    I would totally buy that.

  30. Derick says:

    Great idea.

    As for the Fantasy Concepts why not make a set that would feature The Most Dangerous Men of the Ring! It could include guys like Ken Shamrock, Steve Blackman, Rhyno, Sabu, Terry Funk, RVD, Cactus Jack, Mankind, The Undertaker, Kane, Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, etc… It would be basiaclly be a set of some guys who would go to the Extreme to win or would simply be very dangerous to go against.

  31. jeff says:

    I would like to see a NWA tag team champions match featurng Rude and Manny Fernandez included.

  32. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea Rick rude was one of my favorites of the 80s gone too soon. By the way WWE would never say almost they would say over so the conclusion would be over 15 Great vignettes.

  33. JR Simpson says:

    Would be better if it featured one of Rudes matches from Japan. Good job!

    • SRB says:

      Ive got a bunch of his classics from Japan and in particular the career ending match with Sting was great to say the least

  34. RabidHeat says:

    They should’ve struck while the iron was hot and released this set and one on Ted DiBiase around the time that they released the Mr. Perfect DVD really. Awesome idea, I wish they’d release the exact set you have described above! I would prefer the cover to have him with short hair as you have done, as it’s his WCW days I remember most fondly. 🙂

  35. jimmy says:

    nice set

  36. Anonymous says:

    What about Rude’s Intercontinental title victory over The Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 5?

    • Bryan says:

      what about his loss at SummerSlam 89, even though he loses its one of my favorite matches of his he takes a huge beating and keeps dishing it out

  37. LP1 says:

    Interesting set, but I don’t think it will sell well past a niche audience. Today’s fans unfortunately have no idea who Rude is. It’s the same reason that WWE stopped producing DVDs on older guys. They don’t sell well. And the audience for a DVD like this isn’t large enough to make it worthwhile for WWE to make. You’re more likely to see something like this in the Legends section of WWE Classics On Demand. It’s a shame though that DVDs like this will most likely never be made unless you were a top name from the past. And all due respect to Rude, he wasn’t a top WWE guy. He was a top WCW guy for a short time when that company was bleeding money.

  38. markacky says:

    This would be a good set and looks great. Any chance on a Davey Boy Smith 3 disc set. I’d be interested to see the match choices on that one.

  39. NickP says:

    This set would be great for old school fans like myself, too bad WWE hasn’t really focused their dvds on legends like previous years.

  40. Harry Faversham says:

    I insist that they release this! I’ve wanted it for years. Nice work Mark. This one is special.

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