We have another treat from the WCW Worldwide blog (check it out if you haven’t already!).
This is an ad from an early 90′s issue of WCW Magazine offering a service where you could have Rick Rude call your friend or loved one (or you, I guess!) with a pre-recorded message for the low, low price of just $2 a minute.
I know my birthday would’ve been a lot cooler if I’d gotten a call from The Ravishing One!
It’s kind of like the WWF Greetings On Call service from a few years later but with just Rick doing the messages.
I like how Rick points to the alarm clock to really stress the “Rude Awakening”/phone call concept as if we’re too stupid to read.
I’m not quite sure why he felt it necessary to wrap the phone cord around his neck (!), though. Seems like that would make it a whole lot harder to use. Maybe he was just used borrowing to Paul E.’s cell phone?
I think it’s safe to assume that Mike Angelo was the first guy to use this.