There was a Hustler Rip Rogers active in the 1980s and fairly over with the public, both in ICW and NWA promotions.
Long before, there was another Rip Rogers in Arizona, active in the late 1950s.
This Rip Rogers also had dyed blond hair and a strutting manner, but unlike the one from the 1980s, he didn't hustle, I suppose.
He had matches with Don Curtis, Dory Funk Sr. and others. While he was not a bad wrestler though, there was something truly exciting about him. There was a spark that was missing.
This Rip Rogers was there to fill out a space on the cards and little else.
Later, he would find that missing spark with a mere name change.
The Rip Rogers in Arizona in the 1950s was really one Eddie Gossett under a fake name.
He would adapt yet another fake name, which would stick throughout a long and glorious career.
He would become Eddie Graham.
Now you know the rest of the story.