Ah, the glory days of 1980s professional wrestling. Cartoonishly huge men bashing each other around the ring and my friends and I too young and niave to doubt it’s reality. This was long before the UFC came to town. The douchebag is strong in all the best heels of wrestling and the “edgy” babyfaces like The Rock, Chris Jericho and Stone Cold Steve Austin too. But the absolute king of cocky assholery is the one and only Ravishing Rick Rude. Watch and learn kiddies.
And here he is staying in character for a talk show hyping his title shot. Great body language, frame control, slow movements and just oozing with cocky arrogance. Great ending too.
Unfortunately a career-ending injury in Japan and the usual curse of professional wrestlers (combination of injuries painkillers, boozing, time-zone hopping and steroids) finally did him in age forty.