I think I read that before he died, Rude was training for an in-ring comeback in the WWF? If this happened, do you think he would have went back to his old gimmick or stuck with his new bodyguard persona, which I liked? Do you think he would receive a serious push, or suffer the fate of other WWF wrestlers that came back from WCW (Perfect, Bulldog, etc.) and been nothing but a jobber?
No, Vince was apparently quite serious about getting him back in the ring and pushing him again. I think he’d have done the serious WCW persona, however, rather than the goofy WWF one. He definitely would have been useful high on the card, and I think Vince would have realized that.