Feature: Steve Anderson on Sid Coming to WWE? Blech!


While I donâ<80><99>t like to base a column on an unconfirmed story, I just canâ<80><99>t resist. Reported this morning on this very siteâ<80>¦

Sid Vicious coming back to WWE?


Itâ<80><99>s been seven years since he (or karma) broke his leg. I donâ<80><99>t mean to make light of a serious injury. However, more than anyone, I view Sid Vicious as a pox on this industry. The fact that a credible rumor can start. The fact that WWE would even talk to Vicious. It is all beyond me.

Let me see if I understand the logic. Letâ<80><99>s cut hard-working wrestlers, divas and referees to make room for Sidâ<80><99>s salary.


He had his chance. His cup of coffee. His fifteen minutes of fame multiple times. He had the opportunity to be dedicated to his craft and to the business. But he squandered it by just ambling around as a muscle-bound Ruler of the World (I prefer Ruler of the Squirrels) with short-term stints in WWE or WCW. He has made a career out of self-promotion without backing it up with anything resembling talent in the ring or on the mic.

WCW pushed him in the early nineties as a Horseman and future world champion. What does he do? Take time off to play softball, earning the moniker â<80><9c>Softball Sid.â<80> That desire for the diamond led to negotiations with WWE. Things went back and forth before he entered the fed as Sid Justice. Less than a year later, he bolted after headlining Wrestlemania against Hulk Hoganâ<80>¦just in time for softball season.

Spotty returns after that saw him win two WWE championships. Honestly, I have never been more disheartened then when Sid won their world title. And Iâ<80><99>m not the biggest Shawn Michaels fan in the world. WCW pushed him hard during the late nineties after he assaulted Arn Anderson with a pair of scissors several years earlier and was immediately released.

Ironic for a guy who canâ<80><99>t even cut a good promo.


Seven years have passed since Sid was last seen in a major promotion. Has there been a groundswell of demand? Yes, he is a rare breed in winning both WWE and WCW world titles when they were separate promotions. Sure, he was a member of the Four Horsemen. But seriously, are todayâ<80><99>s fans â<80><9c>Jonesingâ<80> for a nearly fifty-something Sid Vicious? Does WWE long for him that much?

This isnâ<80><99>t a seven-year itch. Itâ<80><99>s a rash that needs serious attention.

Again with the blech!

Yes, Sid Vicious is a rare breed. No one has been given more and done less with it. He is from a time when muscle meant more than agility and talent. A time when look and not substance could get you further in this business. I would like to think that he wants to play a role where he will put over younger talent or impart his wisdom.

Two problems. I donâ<80><99>t see him putting anyone over and I donâ<80><99>t see what wisdom he can offer.

Seriously! Blech!

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