He was battling cancer and there was a false alarm last week that Sir Oliver Humperdink died, but now the worst has come to pass. I only knew his work from when he came into the WWF as the manager of Bam Bam Bigelow in 1987, but he's another of a breed of pro wrestling managers gone. RIP.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeSad. Another great performer that Vince managed to make an idiot out of. RIP Sir Oliver!
When was this? I barely even remember Oliver in the WWF, he was there long enough for Vince to embarass him somehow?
He was made into a goofy face when he was managing Bigelow and later Orndorff. Now, there is no way Vince should have had Bigelow as a face anyway, as he was a green but athletic guy who had the absolute look for a killer heel in that era. Instead, he gets put in with the One Man Gang. Crockett made that mistake when he came into the NWA in '88, but at least they put him in a feud with Barry Motherfucking Windham.
Ummm...excatly how is the company going to afford the talent? How does indy wrestling work? Sending all that talent (and Bret Hart) over to Europe for a wrestling show sounds like it could cost a pretty dime.