At only 27 years old and 6 years in the business few would argue that Bobby Rude is in fact a "natural". Bobby first began practicing bumps with Sean Morley (Val Venis) in a ring in Sean's backyard. A year later Shane "The Glamour Boy" Sewell would take a year off from wrestling and trained Bobby on the weekends, eventually getting him booked in his first match.
Bobby didn't always know he wanted to be a wrestler. He was interested in it growing up. He was always interested in it, but thought he was too small. He had originally planned on becoming a corrections officer, but is glad that he chose wrestling instead.
Bobby has seen great success in indy wrestling in his 6 years in the business. He's worked for federations all over Canada, including HWF, ICW, AWF, XWC, PWE, GPW, RAW, ACW, and FIW, as well as some shows with WWC in Puerto Rico. Bobby has the distinction of becoming the first ever Canadian to participate in ECWA's prestigious Super 8 tournement, and the first ever Maritime Cup champion. He's had countless tryouts for the WWE, and anyone who has seen Bobby perform knows that it's only a matter of time before he gets signed to a contract.
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The following are quotes from fellow wrestlers and other people involved with the wrestling business regarding Bobby. Quotes are credited to New Scott Interviews.
Scott Savage: "Great guy, amazing wrestler! Watch for him on TV, listen and learn all you can from him."
Vance Nevada: "After working a series of matches with him, it isn't hard to see why Bobby
is on the WWE's wish list. An incredible talent with loads of charisma.
Hands down, he is one of the best pure wrestlers that I have stepped in the
Lincoln Steen: "Pure talent."
Jerry Martell: "Pound for pound the best worker in Canada."
Vinny Glyde: "Consumate worker. Glad I got a chance to work with him in the ring during training."
Cinder: "Really nice guy. Really smart guy. The bar by which others measure themselves against. In short, the fuckin' man."
Sweet Sarah: "Pigeons."