Intercontinental Championship - Rick Rude

April 02, 1989 - August 28, 1989

The Ultimate Warrior fended off challenger after challenger with his amazing strength and never-ending intensity. Then came along "Ravishing" Rick Rude. Rude challenged the Warrior to a Super Pose-down at the Royal Rumble. Frustrated with the fans favoring the Warrior, Rude attacked his nemesis and choked him out. This incident led to a match at WrestleMania V, and with the help of his manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Rude came away with the Intercontinental Championship.


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