Ronald Herd (December 21, 1948-March 7, 2017) was an American Professional Wrestler as Ron Bass. He debuted in 1971 and wrestled for various National Wrestling Alliance territories. He arrived in WWE in 1986 and made his PPV debut on Honky Tonk Man's team at Survivor Series 1987. He left in 1989 and retired in 1991. He died in 2017 due to complications following surgery for a burst appendix.
Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion, a 2x Gulf Coast Tag Team Champion, a 1x NWA Tennessee Tag Team Champion, a 2x NWA World (Central States) Tag Team Champion, a 1x NWA PNW Heavyweight Champion, a 2x NWA PNW Tag Team Champion, a 3x NWA Americas (Los Angeles) Tag Team Champion and a 1x Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Champion.
- Bald of Evil: For a time, thanks to Brutus Beefcake
- Evil Mentor: In Florida, he had Chris Champion and Sean Royal as Bass' Assassins.
- Evil Wears Black: Just look at the picture.
- Finishing Move: Gourdbuster (Face-First Suplex)
- Fun with Acronyms: He was also known as Sam Oliver Bass.
- I Call It "Vera": He called the whip he used as a trademark weapon "Miss Betsy".
- Nice Hat: He was called either "Cowboy" or "Outlaw," would you expect anything else?
- Power Stable:
- Red Baron: "Cowboy" (as a Face), "Outlaw" (as a Heel)
- Tag Team:
- The Long Riders, with Black Bart
- The Bass Brothers, with Don Bass
- Whip It Good: He had a whip, "Miss Betsy", as a trademark weapon.