The Immortal Brother Love

Has anyone else ever tripped over success, failed upwards, or otherwise benefited from other people's failures, bad habits, and incompetence than Bruce Prichard? 
Johnny Ace.  I thought he was DONE after WCW died.  No idea how he not only got hired by WWE and then somehow failed upwards into power.  He HIRED THE WRONG ONE LEGGED WRESTLER.  How do you recover from that?