|Ring name(s)||Sid Steele
|Billed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Billed weight||309 lb (140 kg)|
|Born||July 4, 1960 
West Memphis, Arkansas
|Billed from||Marion, Arkansas
West Memphis, Arkansas (WWF)
"Wherever he darn well pleases"
|Trained by||Tojo Yamamoto|
Sidney Raymond "Sid" Eudy (born July 4, 1960) is an American professional wrestler. Better known as Sid Vicious in World Championship Wrestling, and as Sid Justice and Sycho Sid in the World Wrestling Federation, he is a four time world champion, having won the WWF Championship and WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice each. In addition, he is a one time United States Heavyweight Champion.
Eudy entered the wrestling industry after an encounter with Randy Savage and his brother Lanny Poffo. After being trained by Tojo Yamamoto, Eudy made his debut as he teamed with Austin Idol and wrestled the team of Nick Bockwinkel and Jerry Lawler. He then adopted the masked wrestler persona known as Lord Humongous. After competing mainly on the continental wrestling circuits (Alabama, Memphis, and Georgia), he captured several regional titles while there. He also competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he challenged Tatsumi Fujinami for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship under the name Vicious Warrior, but was unable to win the title. Eudy then made a very brief stint in World Class Championship Wrestling, where he adopted one of his most notable ring names: Sid Vicious, which he took from the punk rock musician of the same name who played bass for the Sex Pistols.
In 1989, Eudy signed with World Championship Wrestling and retained his Sid Vicious ring name. Originally slated as a singles wrestler, Eudy was eventually paired with Danny Spivey to form The Skyscrapers. Managed by Teddy Long, The Skyscrapers feuded with the Steiner Brothers and the Road Warriors. During this time, he incorporated the Powerbomb as his finishing move. However, the team was short-lived; Eudy was replaced by "Mean" Mark Callous after suffering a broken rib and a punctured lung.
Following his recovery, Eudy returned as a member of Ric Flair's Four Horsemen, and he was billed by the ring announcers as being from "wherever he darn well pleases". As one of the Horsemen, Eudy feuded with Paul Orndorff and the Junkyard Dog. He unsuccessfully battled NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting for the title. At Halloween Havoc, a fake Sting (Barry Windham), in collusion with Sid, let Sid pin him after switching places with the real Sting in order for Sid to win the belt. However, they were thwarted when the real Sting came out and beat Sid to retain the title.
On the July 20, 1991 episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling, Eudy made his World Wrestling Federation debut under the name Sid Justice. He was announced as the special guest referee for the main event of that year's SummerSlam, where The Ultimate Warrior and then-WWF Champion Hulk Hogan teamed up against The Triangle of Terror (Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, and Gen. Adnan) in a 3-on-2 handicap match. Later that night, Sid saved "The Macho Man" Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth from an attack at the hands of The Undertaker and Jake "The Snake" Roberts at the newly-wed couple's reception. Sid dominated a short feud against The Undertaker before he took on Roberts. In a match with Roberts, Sid injured his biceps and was forced to miss the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Sid returned to active duty at the Royal Rumble, emanating from Albany New York that year. This particular edition had a special stipulation: the winner would win the vacant WWF Title, which had been stripped from Hulk Hogan after two controversial title switches in a row between Hulk and the Undertaker. Sid entered at #29, and was among the final four wrestlers, along with Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Ric Flair, before he eliminated both Savage and then Hogan, leaving himself and Flair in the ring. During the initial live Pay-Per-View broadcast, this action was loudly cheered by the audience in attendance even though, as per storyline plans, Sid 'sneaked up from behind' to throw Hogan out. The reaction is in retrospect widely believed to be due to a combination of fans tiring of Hogan's All-American superhero act, and also responding positively to Sid's charisma. Nevertheless, this reaction was edited out of future television replays as well as the Coliseum home video release of the event. Hogan, who was still at ringside after being eliminated, grabbed Sid's arm and distracted him long enough for Flair to eliminate him to win the match and become the new WWF Champion. After the match, Sid and Hogan got into an argument in the ring and had to be separated by security. This incident turned Sid into a villain. Less than a week later, on the January 25 episode of Superstars, WWF President Jack Tunney held a press conference to announce who among Sid, Savage, Hogan, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and The Undertaker would face Ric Flair for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VIII. Before Tunney even announced who the number one contender would be, Sid stood up as if Tunney called his name. Yet to Sid's annoyance, Tunney chose Hogan. After the press conference, Sid referred to it as "the most bogus act Jack Tunney has ever pulled off." Sid later issued an apology to Hogan, which Hogan accepted. Sid and Hogan then teamed up to face The Undertaker and Flair on the February 8 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event. During the match, after he double clotheslined Undertaker and Flair, Hogan reached to Sid for a tag. However, Sid refused to tag in and walked out of the match. Despite this, Hogan won the match by disqualification.
On February 23 on an episode of Wrestling Challenge, Sid appeared as a guest on Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's "The Barber Shop". Knowing that Hulk Hogan (Beefcake's good friend) was not in the arena, Sid attacked Beefcake and destroyed the Barber Shop set with a chair. Later that night, it was announced that Hogan would battle Sid (and not WWF Champion Ric Flair) at the main event of WrestleMania VIII, resulting in Flair facing Randy Savage for the WWF Title instead. A week later, Sid hired Harvey Whippleman as his manager. During their match at WrestleMania VIII, Sid became the first wrestler to kick out of Hogan's trademark Atomic Leg Drop. According to popular belief, the reason for this was due to Papa Shango missing his cue; he was supposed to break up the pin attempt after Hogan hit his legdrop. The bout was also notable in that it was one of the first times Eudy was ever referred to on camera as "Psycho Sid", on this first occasion by perennial wrestling commentator Gorilla Monsoon. After Whippleman interfered, Hogan won the match by disqualification before he was attacked by the debuting Papa Shango. Sid and Shango continued to double-team Hogan until The Ultimate Warrior made his return and saved Hogan. A month later, Sid left the WWF.
Eudy, under his Sid Vicious ring name, returned to WCW in 1993 and reignited his feud with Sting. At Fall Brawl, Sting's team (Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes, and The Shockmaster) defeated Sid's team (Sid, Vader, and Harlem Heat) in a WarGames match. At Halloween Havoc, Sid faced Sting in a rematch of the same pay-per-view three years previous, but was beaten via a rollup.
During their United Kingdom tour in Blackburn, Lancashire on October 27, Eudy was involved in a hotel room scuffle with Arn Anderson. Both were rushed to the hospital, as Anderson suffered scissor stab wounds to the chest and stomach. Sid was released from WCW after several wrestlers threatened to walk out because of him. It had been planned to have Sid challenge then-World Heavyweight Champion Vader at that year's Starrcade, but Sid's departure removed him from this match and Ric Flair was elevated to be the challenger against Vader.
Following his departure from WCW, Eudy returned to United States Wrestling Association in Memphis, where he began feuding with old rival Jerry Lawler. On July 16, he won the promotion's Unified World Heavyweight Championship by forfeit when Lawler, who had been attacked and injured by Eudy earlier in the card, could not appear for the scheduled match. While Lawler was able to defeat Eudy in non-title matches, Eudy was able to retain his title in several championship defenses through screwjobs initiated by The Spellbinder, his ally at the time. On February 6, 1995, Lawler won the Unified World Heavyweight Title back from Sid.
On the February 20, 1995 episode of Monday Night Raw, Eudy returned to the WWF under the ring name Sycho Sid, where he became the bodyguard of Shawn Michaels. He, along with Jenny McCarthy, accompanied Michaels to ringside for Michaels' WWF Championship match against the champion and Michaels' former bodyguard, Diesel, at WrestleMania XI. Michaels had the match won after hitting his signature Sweet Chin Music, but Sid stood on the ring apron and distracted referee Earl Hebner, allowing Diesel time to recover and pin Michaels after a Jackknife Powerbomb to win the match and retain his title. The next night on Raw, Michaels expressed dissatisfaction with Sid's interference and gave him the night off for his rematch against Diesel at the first-ever In Your House pay-per-view. In response, Sid replied to Shawn, "You don't give me the night off!", and attacked Michaels from behind and powerbombed him three times, turning Michaels into a face again. Diesel came to Michaels' aid and clotheslined Sid over the top rope. Michaels sustained a legitimate back injury as a result of the attack and was sidelined for six weeks, thus taking him out of the title bout.
Two weeks later on the April 17 episode of Raw, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase announced Sid as the newest member of the Million Dollar Corporation after Bam Bam Bigelow left the Corporation. After joining, Sid challenged Diesel to a match for the WWF Championship at In Your House, which Diesel accepted. Diesel won the match via disqualification, and thus retained his title, when Tatanka interfered. After the match, Sid and Tatanka continued to double-team Diesel until Bam Bam Bigelow came out to save him. At the King of the Ring, Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sid and Tatanka. Sid faced Diesel once again at In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks for the WWF Title in a lumberjack match, which Diesel won to end the feud. Following this, Sid onto a feud with Shawn Michaels and was scheduled to face him at SummerSlam, but was replaced by Razor Ramon at the request of WWF President Gorilla Monsoon, with Ramon challenging for Michaels' Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match as Sid was seen watching on the backstage television monitors. On the September 5 episode of Raw, Sid faced Michaels for the title but lost after being hit with Sweet Chin Music three times. Sid then started a brief feud with Henry Godwinn, culminating in a victory over Godwinn at In Your House 3: Triple Header.
On the November 13 episode of Raw, Sid faced the Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon in a non-title match, with Ramon's friend The 1-2-3 Kid as the special guest referee. Razor was about deliver the Razor's Edge on Sid, but The 1-2-3 Kid helped Sid avoid it, allowing Sid to pin Ramon with a powerbomb after with the Kid making a fast count. After the match, the Kid turned heel and joined the Million Dollar Corporation. In the first elimination match at Survivor Series, Sid and Corporation leader Ted DiBiase helped The 1-2-3 Kid pin Marty Jannetty to win and become the sole survivor for his team. Later in the event, Sid was randomly teamed up with his rival Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, and The British Bulldog to face Yokozuna, Owen Hart, Razor Ramon, and Dean Douglas in a "Wild Card" Survivor Series Match. Sid was eliminated by Razor Ramon after Michaels hit Sid with Sweet Chin Music. After his elimination, Sid powerbombed Michaels. At In Your House 5: Season's Beatings, Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty defeated Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid. Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid teamed up the next night to participate in the first-ever Raw Bowl, which The Smoking Gunns won.
Eudy would not be seen again until the July 8 episode of Raw, when he was announced as the replacement of The Ultimate Warrior (who had left the WWF) for the six-man tag team match, teaming with former rival Shawn Michaels and Ahmed Johnson against Vader, Owen Hart, and The British Bulldog at the main event of In Your House 9: International Incident, effectively making him a face. However, Sid's team lost the match.
The next night on Raw, Sid started a feud with The British Bulldog. Sid faced the Bulldog at SummerSlam on August 18 and pinned Bulldog with the powerbomb, despite interference from Owen Hart. At In Your House 10: Mind Games on September 22, Shawn Michaels hit Mankind with Sweet Chin Music and went for the pin to retain the WWF Championship, but Vader came out, broke up the count, attacked Michaels, and got Mankind disqualified. After the match, Mankind and Vader double-teamed Michaels until Sid came out to make the save. He and Vader fought their way backstage, starting a feud between the two.
Sid fought Vader at In Your House 11: Buried Alive on October 20 in a match where the winner would face Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship at Survivor Series on November 17. As Sid was about to powerbomb Vader, Vader's manager Jim Cornette got on the ring apron to distract him. Michaels responded and pulled Cornette off the apron before hitting him with Sweet Chin Music. Sid then pinned Vader with a chokeslam to win the match and to become the number one contender for the WWF Championship. After the match, Sid celebrated his victory with Michaels.
At the 1996 edition of the Survivor Series, history repeated itself. Sid grabbed a camera from the cameraman and prepared to hit Michaels with it. Michaels' manager, Jose Lothario, got on the ring apron and told Sid to put the camera down, but Sid refused and hit Lothario in the chest with the camera instead. Although this was the act of a heel, the audience cheered wildly for him and booed Michaels, just as they had done, in Sid's favor, four and a half years earlier against Hogan at the Royal Rumble. Sid dropped the camera and as soon as he turned around, Michaels hit him with Sweet Chin Music; however, Michaels went outside the ring to check on his manager instead of going for the pin. Sid hit Michaels in the back with the camera, then threw him back in the ring before hitting him with the powerbomb to win the WWF Championship.
At In Your House 12: It's Time on December 15, Sid defended the title against Bret Hart in a match where the winner would defend the title against Shawn Michaels at the 1997 Royal Rumble on January 19. Hart made Sid tap out to the Sharpshooter, but the referee was knocked out and unable to witness the submission. As Shawn Michaels was commentating at ringside, Sid and Hart left the ring and started fighting right beside him. After Sid pushed Michaels then climbed into the ring with Hart, Michaels went to hit Sid but Sid threw Hart into him. Sid then pinned Hart with the powerbomb to retain the title.
At the Royal Rumble, Sid defended the title against Michaels. This event was one of the most "heavily papered" shows in WWF history, meaning that large numbers of tickets had to be given away to fill the arena even though it was Michaels' hometown. During the match, Sid hit the chokeslam on Michaels and repeatedly powerbombed him outside the ring. Later on in the match, Jose Lothario got on the ring apron and Sid approached him, but before he could do anything to Lothario, Michaels hit Sid in the back and the face with the camera, knocking him out in the process. Michaels went for the pin, but Sid managed to kick out. Michaels then hit Sid with Sweet Chin Music to become the WWF Champion for the second time. Michaels soon forfeited the title due to being unable to wrestle, a claim still widely disputed by many during that time, especially Bret Hart, who believe Michaels didn't want to drop the title to him at Wrestlemania XIII. At In Your House: Final Four in Chattanooga, a four-way title match was held for the vacant belt between Bret Hart, the Undertaker, Vader, and Stone Cold Steven Austin. Hart won, and was scheduled to face Sid the following night, on the February 17, 1997 episode of Raw. During that match, Hart had Sid trapped in the Sharpshooter submission when Stone Cold Steve Austin, whom Hart was feuding with, came to the outside of the ring and hit Hart with a steel chair, allowing Sid to hit Hart with the powerbomb to win the WWF Championship for the second time.
At WrestleMania 13 on March 23, Sid defended the title against The Undertaker. Hart interfered during the match, allowing The Undertaker to hit the Tombstone Piledriver and pin Sid to become the WWF Champion for the second time. Following WrestleMania, Sid was kept off of television until the May 12 episode of Raw, where he returned as a face. He competed against Owen Hart and defeated him to become the partner of The Legion Of Doom in their feud with The Hart Foundation. At King of the Ring on June 8, Sid and The Legion Of Doom faced The Hart Foundation (Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, and Jim Neidhart) in a six-man tag team match, which The Hart Foundation won when Owen pinned Sid with a roll-up. On June 9, Sid made his final appearance in a victorious effort against Owen Hart on Raw before leaving the WWF once again.
After some time on the Memphis independent circuit again, Eudy debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling in January 1999, where he feuded with the Dudley Boyz, John Kronus, Skull Von Krush and Justin Credible. He left ECW in May due to the monetary problems plaguing the promotion.
At the behest of his real life friends Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, Eudy returned to WCW in mid-1999, joining Randy Savage's heel stable Team Madness. Upon his return, he took the nickname of "The Millennium Man," shortly after Chris Jericho's "Millennium Man" gimmick debuted in the WWF. WCW even released a home video highlighting Sid's return to WCW called Sid Vicious: Millennium Man. Additionally, Sid was dubbed as undefeated, having a winning streak much like Goldberg had previously; although, the majority of this streak was due to Sid coming to the ring and attacking wrestlers already in a match or immediately following their match and thus "defeating" them. On September 12, 1999, Sid won his first and only US Heavyweight title from Chris Benoit at Fall Brawl. He then began a feud with Goldberg who challenged him for the US Title at Halloween Havoc. Earlier that night, however, their backstage fighting led Sid to require stitches. The nWo's Hall and Nash, then attacked Sid during his match entrance, and after brawling with Goldberg, a weary Sid lost the bout due to excessive bleeding, awarding Goldberg the US Championship against his opponent's will. Sid lost again to Goldberg in an "I Quit" match at Mayhem, effectively ending their feud and Sid's "streak."
After the "Millennium Man" gimmick ran dry, Sid became a face and started to contend for the World Heavyweight Championship. He was placed in a match at Souled Out in January to fill the suddenly-vacant title after Bret Hart was forced to relinquish it due to a concussion. Sid would lose the match to Chris Benoit, but the title was again vacated as Benoit left for the WWF the next day. The onscreen explanation was that Sid's foot was under the rope during his submission loss. The next week, Sid was presented with a challenge by Nash, who had become commissioner of WCW. If he could beat Don and Ron Harris in a match on Monday Nitro that night, he would face Nash for the championship that night. Sid managed to defeat the Harris Brothers and eventually Nash himself to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Two nights later on Thunder, Nash stripped Sid of the championship due to him not beating the legal Harris brother in the match on Nitro. A rematch between Sid and Nash was set up, but Sid again defeated Nash on Nitro to win the title for a second time. He later successfully defended the title at SuperBrawl X in a three-way match against Scott Hall and Jeff Jarrett.
On March 19, Sid defended his title against Jeff Jarrett thanks in part to help from a returning Hulk Hogan, which set up a match for the following night's Nitro pitting Sid and Hogan vs. Jarrett and Scott Steiner. During the course of the match, Sid turned heel and attacked Hogan, due to his being incensed that the fans were chanting Hogan's name. He chokeslammed Hogan and forced the referee to count Hogan being pinned, although the official result was a no contest. This apparently might have been to set up a match for the upcoming Spring Stampede pay-per-view in April. However, shortly after this, WCW began its New Blood angle and Sid (along with all the other WCW champions at the time) was stripped of his championship. He did not play a large role in the angle that followed, and was kept off of television for several months. He returned late in the year as a challenger for Scott Steiner's World Heavyweight Championship, but Sid failed to defeat Steiner in their title match at Starrcade.
On January 14, 2001 at the Sin pay-per-view, Sid faced Steiner, Jarrett, and Road Warrior Animal in a Four Corners match for the WCW Championship. During the bout, however, he suffered a near career-ending injury.
Members of WCW management allegedly felt that Eudy needed to broaden his arsenal of wrestling moves and suggested that he try an aerial maneuver, despite his "unwillingness." During the match, Eudy consequently suffered a leg fracture following his leap from the second turnbuckle in an attempted big boot on Steiner. This had him awkwardly landing on one foot while kicking with the other, severely fracturing the leg he landed on. Eudy broke his left leg in half, snapping both the tibia and fibula, with at least one of the bones breaking through the skin. The fracture was too graphic for many TV stations to re-air; although, it was shown on the following Nitro.
The injury put Sid out of action indefinitely, and he pondered retiring from wrestling for good.
A 17-inch (43 cm) rod was placed in his leg during the two-hour surgery. For a while, Eudy used a cane to walk. Sid later sued WCW, claiming that he was made to jump off the second rope against his objections. The injury forced a plot change in the 2001 SuperBrawl Revenge event. The main event was supposed to be Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, and Sid against Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett, and Road Warrior Animal but was rewritten as Kevin Nash vs. Scott Steiner. WCW would then be purchased by the WWF the following month, ceasing any possibility of Sid's return to the company after rehabilitation.
During his rehabilitation, Eudy made several appearances as World Wrestling All-Stars's commissioner during its 2002 Australian tour, though at the beginning of WWA's Sydney show, it was announced that Eudy would not be featured due to a broken arm. On June 5, 2004, Eudy returned to active wrestling with the Canadian-based Internet Wrestling Syndicate. Appearing as Pierre Carl Ouellet's mystery partner, Eudy competed and won a ten team battle royal.
Sid then made his way to Memphis Wrestling, with his brother Johnny Rotten, on July 14, 2007 and started a feud with old rival Jerry Lawler, while also serving as "Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock's enforcer. Sid also wrestled for the National Wrestling Alliance from March to September. Sid also appeared at the Juggalo Championship Wrestling event Evansville Invasion, helping Tracy Smothers attack the promotion's Heavyweight Champion Corporal Robinson.
He also had a match at the "Jerry Lawler 35th Anniversary Wrestling event" on November 7, 2008 at the Tennessee Fairgrounds. He wrestled in the main event and lost to Lawler in front of 657 fans.