Lord Humongous is a professional wrestling character who was introduced in Memphis' Continental Wrestling Association by "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart as a heel to challenge the long-time dominant Jerry "the King" Lawler. The original Lord Humongous (drawn from a character in the 1981 movie Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior) debuted in 1984 and was portrayed by the physically massive Mike Stark, who is currently the strength coach for the University of Memphis football team. The character has since been portrayed by wrestlers such as Sid Eudy and Barry Buchanan (later known, respectively, as Sid Vicious and Bull Buchanan). He has also been portrayed by Sid Eudy's son, Gunnar.
The name, and the idea for the look of Lord Humongous came from the film Mad Max 2, where the character leads a gang of bloodthirsty bandits. The look was also seen later in Atari's arcade game Pit-Fighter as "The Masked Warrior."
Wrestlers who portrayed "Lord Humongous"
- 1984: Mike Stark
- 1984: Jeff Van Kamp
- 1984: John Gavin
- 1984 - Present: Gary Nations
- 1987: Sid Eudy
- 1990s: Barry Buchanan
- 1990s: Randy Lewis
- 1990s: Emory Hale
- 2000s: Richard Baily
- 2009: Gunnar Eudy
- 1999 - 2010: John Bass
- 2010 - Present: Clint Barlow
Lord Humongous in popular culture
- A SuperNews! parody of The Hills features Lord Humongous as Audrina's new boyfriend.
- Another SuperNews! animation features Glenn Beck interviewing Lord Humongous, the Grim Reaper, and Jesus Christ.
- Lord Humongous is quoted in Pop Indy Film "Bellflower".
- Humongus speech from Mad Max Road Warrior
- J.A.X. Ent. WW
- Matt Mackinder (January 17, 2008). "Sir Oliver Humperdink recalls career of yesteryear". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-04-04.
- "House of Humperdink". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- Lord Humongous at Online World of Wrestling
- University of Memphis Webpage of Mike Stark (the original Lord Humongous)
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