(b. 1965) is an American Professional Wrestling
manager/referee/official from Memphis, TN best known for his work in WWE
as Harvey Wippleman.
He debuted in the 1980s working in various Southern promotions as Downtown Bruno.
He arrived in WWE in 1991 as Dr. Harvey Wippleman
. While he ultimately became the manager of jobbers, he had a few significant moments, namely his feuds with the Undertaker and with announcer Howard Finkel. By late 1995-early 1996, he stopped being an active manager and worked as a referee and behind the scenes as a road agent. He has made the occasional cameo here and there. As for his in-ring achievements, he was the last ever NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion
and is the only man to both manage a wrestler (Bertha Faye) to the WWE Women's Title and, later, win it himself.
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
"Wrestling with the tropes":
- Almighty Janitor: Despite being the manager of jobbers, and not winning most of his small handful of matches himself, he's always had a job.
- Arch-Enemy: Howard Finkel, The Undertaker
- Autobiography: 2008's Wrestling with the Truth
- Beard of Evil: In 1992.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Disguised himself as "Harvina" to defeat the Kat for the WWE Women's Title.
- Gimmick Matches: He had a series of Tuxedo matches with Howard Finkel in 1994 and 1995, all but one of which he lost.
- Hammy Herald: For Kamala in 1992.
- Jerkass: He and Big Bully Busick would harass ring announcer Mike McGuirk, leading to Sid Justice making the save.
- Jobber/Butt Monkey: He managed several and he took a lot of abuse as well.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Until he dropped the "Dr." in late 1992-early 1993.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He was originally going to be called Henry Herman, after Pee-Wee Herman, with him wearing a similar suit. He even received "Pee Wee" chants when he made his earliest appearances.
- Power Stable:
- (old school Memphis): The Stud Stable, led by Robert Fuller
- The Commission, led by Brickhouse Brown
- (in Power Pro Wrestling): The Syndicate.
- Small Name, Big Ego: As a manager.
- Would Hit a Girl/I Was Beaten By A Girl: As mentioned above under Creepy Crossdresser. Jacqueline Squashed him in about 30 seconds though. His sexist comments, to a woman who is both an excellent wrestler and a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, before the match qualify as Bullying a Dragon/Too Dumb to Live.
- Ivory defeated him at a house show on October 1, 2000.