Breif History

Richard Rood better known for his ringname "Rick Rude." After being in extreme Championship Wrestling for a year Rude later returned to WWF as the "insurance policy" of the D-Generation X stable (Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Chyna).[22] As a member of DX, Rude never wrestled, but would stay ringside during the groups matches. He once again left WWF after the Montreal Screwjob at Survivor Series. According to Bret Hart, Rude stayed in the locker room during Bret's confrontation with Vince McMahon, later calling Eric Bischoff and informing him what had happened was in fact real. As Rude was not signed to a full-time contract with WWF, and was instead performing on a "pay-per-appearance" basis, Rude was able to negotiate a deal with Bischoff and WCW, in part due to his anger over the Montreal Screwjob.