Talkin' Bout Hard Times

Oct. 29, 1985

Leading up to a championship clash with Ric Flair at Starrcade, Rhodes delivers a passionate tirade that resonates strongly with working class Americans. As he calls out Flair for not knowing what "hard times" are really like, Rhodes goes on to describe exactly the struggles that unemployed textile and auto workers face every day. The inspiring display of emotion cements Rhodes' image as a man of the people.

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