WWE has announced two members of its 2022 Hall of Fame class. So far, The Undertaker and Vader are confirmed to be honored in the ceremony in April. Andrew Zarian of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that multi-time WWE Champion Sid Eudy will join the two aforementioned legends.
Sid Eudy, who competed under the monikers of Sid Justice and Sycho Sid in WWE, is one of the most polarizing figures in the history of wrestling in terms of what his skillset brought to the table. However, Eudy had a stellar career from 1987 to his original retirement in 2001 due to a vicious (no pun intended) leg injury.
Eudy started his career in Memphis before venturing to Japan, with the biggest highlight challenging Tatsumi Fujinami for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. He adopted the name Sid Vicious from the late bass player of the Sex Pistols for his first of three runs in WCW. Sid would win the WCW Championship twice in his third run with the company.
Sid is perhaps best known for his tenure in WWE. Sid debuted on Superstars in July of 1991 under the name Sid Justice and left the company abruptly in April of 1992 during a program with the Ultimate Warrior. During this time, however, Sid officiated the main event of Summerslam 1991 and wrestled Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania VIII. Sid had a second run with the WWF from 1995 to 1997 under the name Sycho Sid. Sid’s second run was heavily centered around Shawn Michaels, a focal point of the main event scene, as he returned to television as the Heartbreak Kid’s bodyguard. The story between the two culminated at the 1996 Survivor Series, where Sid defeated Shawn Michaels to win his first WWF Championship at Madison Square Garden. Sid won the championship a second time from Bret Hart on an episode of RAW, marking the first time the belt had changed hands on the program. Sid main evented WrestleMania a second time, falling victim to the Undertaker as part of his legendary undefeated streak at WrestleMania 13. Sid has only had four televised matches for WWE since, most recently against Heath Slater on the build to RAW 1000.
There’s no question about Sid’s merits and quite a few consider this long overdue for one of the most accomplished big men in the history of the industry. Bodyslam will keep you up-to-date on the status of Sid and the Hall of Fame.