It has been a difficult few weeks for Richard Paul “The Ultimate Warrior” Thomas.
The senior member of editorial staff across Money Marketing and Mortgage Strategy has a tough decision to make.
A few years ago Paul Thomas was tricked by his university friends into signing a form which meant he acquired the recently deceased American wrestling star’s name by deed poll.
But what to do following news of the untimely death of the 54-year-old, famous for being two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion?
To be or not to be, as someone once scribbled. Whether it is nobler in the mind to apply to the UK Deed Poll Service for the name to be removed or should PT take arms against a sea of troubles and look to emulate the persona of the face-painted, ripped bundle of testosterone in his everyday life as the ultimate tribute?
The WSJ understands the latter option is the much more likely direction of travel and we can only raise a pint in admiration of the Welshman’s misguided courage.
Perhaps this trend could catch on across financial services. The WSJ is far too polite to point fingers at the MM hacks and columnists who ould take on the famous names of Big Daddy or Giant Haystacks. Is there an Undertaker out there (perhaps at Canary Wharf)? Which duo could be The Natural Disasters? Who’s the Big Boss Man? Any rude, unkind or unfair suggestions can be tweeted to @MM_WSJ or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.