Jim Herd: Sid Vicious Threatened To Throw Me Out A Window, I Threatened To Shoot Him

Jim Herd famously clashed with Ric Flair during his time as Executive Vice President of World Championship Wrestling in the late 80s and early 90s.

But that wasn't the only major star Herd had issues with.

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Speaking to Conrad Thompson on AdFreeShows, Herd discussed his contract negotiations with Sid and how things nearly got out of hand.

"Sid Vicious had the greatest body of any other wrestlers we ever had. He was Adonis. I remember vividly the day he finally left after all the arguments and negotiations. One of the openings of one of his bouts, we had him in limbo with one light above him on a turntable, turning, before he went to the ring. Just a spectacular opening. You could never seem to satisfy him. He comes in my office and says, 'Okay, here's what I want.' He wanted summers off, he wanted this much money, I want that, I want this. He said, 'If you don't give it to me, I'm gonna quit and throw you out that [window]' on the 12th floor. I said, 'If I could get to the pistol in my briefcase before you throw me out, I will blow your head off.' He turned around and left. That was the end of it," said Herd.

Thompson mentioned that Sid was looking for a raise and for summers off to play softball in his contract negotiations with WCW.

Sid left WCW in 1991 following SuperBrawl 1 to join WWE.

Elsewhere during the interview, Herd discussed the infamous Spartacus gimmick that was rumored to be for Ric Flair. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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