07:34:08 PM Feb 17th 2012
Beginning discussion on the Jim Herd entry, which was cut with the justification that it "didn't have enough of a negative effect on the business"
- Jim Herd, the president of WCW during the early part of the 1990s, deserves special mention here. In his autobiography, Flair goes into detail about working with Herd, then the head of the WCW booking committee, whose previous work experience included manager at a local radio station and an executive for both a bank and Pizza Hut. Herd's "brilliant" ideas included lumberjack Big Josh (a pre-Doink Matt Bourne), attempting to create a tag team called "the Hunchbacks" (who couldn't be pinned because of their humps), and trying to retool Flair into a Roman gladiator named Spartacus (to which Kevin Sullivan famously replied "while we're doing this, why don't we go down to Yankee Stadium and change Mickey Mantle's number?").