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Sycho Sid's Cageside Evaluation

His name is Sycho Sid and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former WWE Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

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What you loved:

  1. Intensity - One thing you cannot say about Sid is he a calm dude. The level of intensity can sometimes push into insanity.
  2. Look - He had great size (6'9"/317 lbs), dat curly hair, and those 24/7 crazy eyes.
  3. Half-Brain Promo - Just watch this.
  4. Shockmaster Segment - When the Shockmaster face-planted his intro, and everyone else crumbled, Sid was not phased one bit.
  5. Raw 1000 Return - Sid came back in fine fashion, destroying the best jobber in the world, Heath Slater.

Best comment comes via billytaylor:

"Look at the guy. A mountain of a man who always looks like he’s ready to kill somebody. Seriously, the guy looks like the crazy villain in every other cheesy direct to VHS action movie. His promos were all kinds of crazy and never failed to be entertaining. Tons of charisma, especially for a guy that size. Look at how the Royal Rumble crowd turned on Hogan and began cheering for Sid, or his entrance against Michaels at Survivor Series. Fist bumps for everyone!"

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What you loathed:

  1. Leg Injury - One of the most brutal injuries ever in wrestling.
  2. In-Ring - Basic moveset, not the smoothest in the ring, and has been known to injure a few wrestlers.
  3. Promos - Bumbled and stumbled through most promos. There was a reason he had so many managers.
  4. Arn Anderson Fight - Via Wiki: "Sid was involved in a hotel room scuffle with Arn Anderson that resulted in both wrestlers stabbing each other with scissors. Both were rushed to the hospital, as Anderson suffered scissor stab wounds to the chest and stomach. Vicious stabbed Anderson twenty times, while being stabbed four times himself." Twenty Times?!?
  5. Main Event Runs - His time with the WWE and late WCW run as World Champ were both underwhelming to say the least. He received so many chances in big spots, but never produced anything memorable.

Best comment comes via *Asterisk*:

"The nostalgia blindness I’m seeing in this thread is truly staggering. People, Sid sucked. He was a consistently horrendous promo and worker who was very seldom a box office draw. He was a worse worker and promo than Warrior. I’m not sure if he was the absolute worst guy in whatever company he was in at any point in his career. He had some stiff competition from Kevin Nash, El Gigante, Papa Shango, and the Nightstalker.

But he was still worse at his peak than Big Show and Kane are now. I will admit that he got consistently better pops than most guys today, but that’s a product of wrestling being much hotter back in the 90s than it is nowadays. Guys like Bob Holly and Scotty 2 Hotty got pretty good pops throughout their post-Attitude careers solely because they were around when things were hot for everyone all the time in WWE."

On to the poll! With 384 votes, Sid's average score is 3.5

Thanks, Cagesiders! Tomorrow's pick loved spoilers.

Until then!

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