Guest Author - Vance Rowe
Sid Eudy, better known as Sid Vicious, Psycho Sid and Sid Justice began his professional wrestling career in 1987 after being trained by Tojo Yamamoto. In his first match, he teamed with Austin Idol to take on the team of Nick Bockwinkel and Jerry Lawler. He also competed in the mid-south wrestling circuits as Lord Humongous and wore a mask. While there, he captured several regional titles. It wasn’t until a short stint in World Class Championship Wrestling that he adopted the name Sid Vicious from the bassist in the punk rock group, the Sex Pistols. From there, Sid went to Japan and wrestled under the name of the Vicious Warrior but failed to win the IWGP title.
In1989, he joined WCW and wrestled in a tag team with “Dangerous” Dan Spivey as the Skyscrapers. After suffering an injury he was replaced by Mean Mark Callous. When he came back from the injury, he became a member of the Four Horsemen and was introduced as “being from wherever he damn well pleases.” While a member of the Horsemen, Sid feuded with Paul Orndorff and the Junkyard Dog. He also battled Sting on several occasions for the WCW World Title and failed to win it until Halloween Havoc pay-per-view when Barry Windham came down to the ring dressed as Sting and allowed Sid to pin him. He had apparently won the World title until the real Sting came down to the ring and defeated Vicious.
In 1991, Sid Vicious left the WCW for the WWE. It was here that he went by the moniker of Sid Justice and was the special guest referee at the Summer Slam pay-per-view as the Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan battled Sgt. Slaughter, Sheik Adnan-Al Kaissie and Col. Mustafa. Later that night, Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth were married in the ring and they were attacked at their reception by the Undertaker and Jake Roberts but were saved by Sid. In a future match against Jake Roberts, Sid injured his bicep and was out of action for awhile and out of the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Then, in the 1992 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, where the winner would become the new World Champion, Sid entered at number 29 and was in the final four along with Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. He eliminated Savage and then Hogan. Hogan then grabbed Sid’s arm and distracted him long enough for Ric Flair to eliminate him and win the match, thereby becoming the new World Champion.
In 1993, Sid returned to WCW and during a tour of the UK, Sid was involved in a brawl with Arn Anderson and both men had to be rushed to the hospital. Anderson suffered stab wounds to the chest and stomach from a pair of scissors. The two men have since made up and are friends again. He was released from WCW and went back to the USWA for awhile and then back to the WWE as Shawn Michaels’ bodyguard. He left the WWE after becoming the World Champion there in 1997. He wrestled on the independent circuit for awhile and then returned to WCW in 1991. In 2001 at WCW’S last pay-per-view titled “Sin”, Sid Vicious was in a match with Scott Steiner. He leaped off of the middle turnbuckle to deliver a big boot to Steiner but when he landed, he broke his leg in half. (I will post a link to see that video at the end of this article. I must warn you that the footage is very graphic).
Today it is rumored that Sid Vicious has signed with the WWE again but that is only a rumor at this point in time. At 47 years old, Sid says he still has some wrestling years in him and is rumored to have turned down a stint with TNA because he wants to be on a “bigger stage”. He is a former two time World Champion with the WWE and a former two time World Champion with WCW.