(b. 1960) is an American Professional Wrestler
from West Memphis, AR best known for his work in WCW
as Sid Vicious
and in WWE
as Sycho Sid.
He debuted in 1987 and competed in the Continental circuit in Alabama and Tennessee, primarily as Lord Humongous,
before adopting the Sid Vicious name. He arrived in WCW in 1989 and was teamed with Dan Spivey
as the Skyscrapers. They feuded with The Road Warriors
and the Steiner Brothers until Clash of the Champions IX.
That night, Scott Steiner
screwed up a fallaway slam, causing Sid to suffer a punctured lung and a broken rib.note
When Sid came back in May, he was introduced as the newest member of the Four Horsemen, with Ric Flair
, Arn Anderson
and Barry Windham
. Sid stayed with the Horsemen until El Gigante defeated him in a Stretcher Match at WCW SuperBrawl
on May 19th, 1991, sending him off to WWE. He debuted in WWE as a Face
, renamed Sid Justice. This lasted until Flair, who had arrived shortly after Sid, eliminated him, with Hulk Hogan
's assistance, from the 1992 Royal Rumble. Sid turned heel and sided with manager Dr. Harvey Wippleman before leaving.
Sid returned to WCW at WCW Slamboree 1993
as manager Col. Robert Parker's revenge for Van Hammer refusing to join his stable. Sid and Parker joined forces
with Big Van Vader
and manager Harley Race
, creating the Masters of the Powerbombs team for a feud with Sting
and the British Bulldog
. Sid was forced out in October following a hotel room fight in England with Arn Anderson where both guys were stabbing each other with scissors
Sid went off to the USWA in Memphis before coming back to WWE in 1995. He was originally Shawn Michaels
' bodyguard (see Bodyguard Betrayal
below) before turning on him. Sid replaced the face-turned Bam Bam Bigelow
in Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation. Sid was turned face in July 1996, replacing the Ultimate Warrior
as Shawn and Ahmed Johnson's partner for the six-man main event against Camp Cornette
, Bulldog, Vader) at in Your House 9: International Incident
. He would go on to defeat Shawn for the WWE World Heavyweight Title
at Survivor Series 96
and would win it a second time, this time from Bret Hart
, before leaving.
Sid went off to Memphis but otherwise dropped off the radar until ECW Guilty As Charged 99
, January 10, 1999. In a recycling of the angle from Slamboree 1993
, Judge Jeff Jones brought out Sid to destroy John Kronus. Sid stuck around until the summer, when he shocked everybody by returning, after a 5 1/2-year absence, to WCW, as an ally of Randy Savage
in his feud with Kevin Nash
. Sid stuck around into the Spring, having won the WCW United States Heavyweight Title
once and the WCW World Heavyweight Title
twice, until he was taken off of TV for the bulk of the year. He returned in December to challenge Scott Steiner for the title at Starrcade,
which he lost. At Sin
in January, he suffered his infamous broken leg, essentially ending his career.
He would later resurface in the independents and even made a return
to WWE. As part of Heath Slater
's epic Humiliation Conga
leading up to Raw
's 1000th Episode, Sid squashed him on the 996th episode, June 25, 2012.
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
"THESE TROPES RULE THE WORLD!":
- Alliterative Name: (Sycho Sid)
- Arch-Enemy: He seems to have feuded the most times with Sting, Bulldog and Kevin Nash.
- Awesome McCool Name/Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Sid Justice, Sid Vicious...
- Ax-Crazy: They don't call him Sycho for nothing.
- Big Damn Heroes: Rescued ring announcer Mike McGuirk when Big Bully Busick and manager Dr. Harvey Wippleman were harassing her.
- The Big Guy: As a face
- Big Guy, Little Guy: As Lord Humongous with Shane Douglas in Continental. They were 1x NWA Continental Tag Team Champions in 1988.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Bodyguard Betrayal: Shawn Michaels once gave him the night off. To clarify, Shawn felt that Sid had screwed up and cost him his WrestleMania XI match against Diesel and Shawn was basically saying he didn't trust Sid not to screw up and cost him another match. Sid gave him three powerbombs, and a legitimate back injury, in response. See Bullying a Dragon/Too Dumb to Live on Shawn's page.
- Breakup Breakout: From the Skyscrapers
- Commuting on a Bus: Due to how he likes to take time off whenever he can to play softball.
- Finishing Move: Powerbomb, chokeslam, Cobra Clutch Slam
- Game-Breaking Injury: His last match saw him take a relatively small jump from the second turnbuckle and land on one leg. Said leg collapsed under him at about a ninety degree angle at the knee, causing so much damage that the leg nearly had to be amputated.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Sometimes based on whether he's going from one promotion to another and sometimes in one promotion.
- Oddly enough, Sid was ADORED in New York. So much that regardless of whether he was a heel or face, he got a face reaction.
- Homage: He took the name "Sid Vicious" from the bass player for the Sex Pistols.
- I Have Many Names: Lord Humongous, Vicious Warrior, Sid Vicious, Sid Justice, Sycho Sid. ECW just called him "Sid."
- Improbable Weapon User: As an In-Universe example, he hit Shawn Michaels' manager Jose Lothario with a TV camera during their match at Survivor Series 1996.
- Large Ham: "I AM THE MASTER AND THE RULER OF THE WORLD!"
- Laughing Mad: In some promos in WWE in 1996.
- Meaningful Titles: His rotating surnames of "Vicious" and "Justice", and his occasional prefix of "Sycho", depending on heel/face status.
- NO INDOOR VOICE
- No Sell: He was the special referee for the Hogan/Warrior vs. Triangle of Terror (Sgt Slaughter/Col. Mustafa (The Iron Sheik)/General Adnan) match at SummerSlam 91. There was a spot where a ref bump would normally have happened, except that it was Sid so he didn't move.
- Parts Unknown: "Anywhere he darn well pleases"
- The Skyscrapers (Sid and Dan Spivey) were billed from "Metropolis".
- Power Stable:
- (in Continental and WCW): The Stud Stable
- (in WCW): The Four Horsemen, Team Madness (led by Randy Savage), the Millionaires' Club
- (in WWE): The Million Dollar Corporation
- (in Memphis): P.O.B. (Pride of Brotherhood). This was a group of bodybuilders-turned-wrestlers that Sid led. It included Kevin Fertig, who would later appear in WWE as Mordecai and Kevin Thorn.
- Psycho Strings: In his WWE entrance music.
- Real Song Theme Tune:
- Reality Show: Not him, but his son Frank competed on Big Brother 14, getting evicted on Day 62.
- Red Baron: "The Millennium Man" in his 1999 WCW run.
- Squash Match: Many. For a time in WCW, he'd have a stretcher brought out before the match for whoever his victim was that night.
- Tag Team:
- The Skyscrapers
- The Masters of the Powerbomb
- Trash the Set: Of Brutus Beefcake's Talk Show with Fists "The Barber Shop" on the February 16 (taped January 27), 1992 WWF Wrestling Challenge, as this was the final installment.
- Underwear of Power
- Wrestling Family: His son Gunnar.
- Wrestling Monster: At his best.