John Sutton (born January 16 1949), better known by his ring name Oliver Humperdink, was a professional wrestling manager who worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, Florida Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.
He worked for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980s where he managed Greg Valentine, Paul Jones and The One Man Gang. He left the company in 1983 but returned five years later before the company folded. While still in the NWA, he formed a stable known as the "House of Humperdink". As a singles wrestler, he held the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship and NWA Central States Television Championship.
In 1987, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) approached Humperdink and offered him a job. As a part of the WWF, he managed Bam Bam Bigelow. That same year, he also began managing Paul Orndorff during his feud with Rick Rude. His gimmick was that of a face, but Sutton did not like the gimmick off-screen. He managed the duo during the first ever Survivor Series in a match that they lost when Bigelow was pinned by André the Giant. Humperdink also managed Bigelow during WrestleMania IV when he lost in the first round of a WWF Championship tournament.
When he returned to the NWA in 1988, he managed the New Wild Samoans (Solofa Fatu, Samu, and the Tonga Kid). He also returned to the side of Bigelow in his feud with Barry Windham in a match at Starrcade.
He worked for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the early 1990s as "Big Daddy Dink", a biker-type gimmick. In WCW, he managed the Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin). Off-screen, Sutton hated his new gimmick and WCW's office politics. He retired in 1993.
He goes to the annual Cauliflower Alley Club conventions every year.
Sutton has never married nor had kids.
John Sutton: The guy fans loved to hate; He played bad-guy manager Sir Oliver Humperdink for decades and made it to the majors of wrestling - the WWF.(NEWS)
Apr 01, 2011; Byline: ABBY SIMONS; STAFF WRITER Years before he broke into professional wrestling, young John Sutton was hanging around the...