DGX completely reeked of this at the peak of his run as the egotistical, slimey, heel world champion. Always ten steps ahead of his challengers and with a backup plan, DGX always knew exactly what he was doing and almost always succeeded.
Richard J Maxwell. He spends a year away and is never even mentioned, gathers together a group of the best wrestlers from outside the XWA, plants them all into the XWA one by one, hires an absolute killer of a bodyguard in Whisper to take people out single-handed for him and then engineers a completely bogus plot at Doomsday all in order to drag the previously ignorant Hector Alonzo Perez out down to the ring, kidnap him and then reveal himself and escape.
Memetic Mutation: The "Who is Tiberius?" thing went a lot further than Smith Jones probably originally intended.