Someone Bought This: You could’ve gotten a call from Rick Rude courtesy of WCW!

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WCW Rick Rude Hotline Ad 1991

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.

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7 Responses to "Someone Bought This: You could’ve gotten a call from Rick Rude courtesy of WCW!"
  1. AK says:

    The French Rose font colour corresponding with the block text totally screams “rude”.

    As for the pose, it is pretty difficult to hold an alarm clock, point to it while looking menacingly and/or grouchy to the camera, and hold a totally 90′s phone all at the same time. Rick’s was a miracle worker in the ring and shrewd at the art of multitasking everywhere else.

    Why hasn’t he been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame yet?

  2. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    When I first saw this ad I was trying to figure out why he was holding an external dial-up modem. Then I realized it was (duh) an alarm clock.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do they still have (non-obscene) 900 numbers? I haven’t seen those is YEARS, but I remember when there were literally too many to count and they had them for every theme and concept you could think of.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      These days they’re mostly “free” 1-800 Psychic numbers that require a credit card.

  4. Brad says:

    Who wouldn’t want to be called a sweat hog by Rude? .

  5. DQ Dave Simon says:

    Cut the music! What I’d like to have right now is for all you fat, out of shape, Little Rock sweat hogs to keep the noise down while I show you lovely ladies what waking up… Is all about… Hit the music!

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