History Wrestling / JohnLaurinaitis

7th Dec '16 5:52:44 PM Xtifr
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'''John Joseph Laurinaitis''' (born July 31, 1965) is a former wrestler under the name '''Johnny Ace'''. He wrestled mainly in Japan before his retirement, then became the head booker for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, replacing the outgoing Wrestling/VinceRusso. This job proved less-than-secure in 2001, so he jumped ship to WWE, first as an road agent, then became the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations until 2012. He also briefly served as GM of both [[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]].

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'''John John Joseph Laurinaitis''' Laurinaitis (born July 31, 1965) is a former wrestler under the name '''Johnny Ace'''.Johnny Ace. He wrestled mainly in Japan before his retirement, then became the head booker for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, replacing the outgoing Wrestling/VinceRusso. This job proved less-than-secure in 2001, so he jumped ship to WWE, first as an road agent, then became the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations until 2012. He also briefly served as GM of both [[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]].
3rd Oct '16 9:18:28 PM mugiwara
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* FanNickname: "John Laryngitis," in reference to his raspy, "dying man" voice.
15th Sep '16 8:49:17 AM Gimere
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* FollowTheLeader: Invented the Cutter, originally calling the Ace Crusher, with Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage. Superstars who've adapted the cutter include Wrestling/RandyOrton (RKO), Wrestling/CodyRhodes, Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys, [[Wrestling/MattHardy both]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Hardys]], etc. In fact, one of the most common names for the cutter is the Ace Crusher.
20th Jul '16 6:05:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** Made Wrestling/ZackRyder's Number One Contenders match with Wrestling/MarkHenry a No Disqualification Match. Wrestling/JohnCena takes full advantage to [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy go on out and interfere in Zack's favor]].

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** Made Wrestling/ZackRyder's Number One Contenders match with Wrestling/MarkHenry a No Disqualification Match. Wrestling/JohnCena takes full advantage to [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy go on out and interfere in Zack's favor]].favor.
12th Jun '16 11:54:04 PM Rockduded
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** His nephew James (Animal's son), who is 240 pounds of muscle and wouldn't have been terribly out of place in a WWE ring, [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball went to Ohio State to play linebacker instead.]] [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball He now plays for the St. Louis Rams.]]

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** His nephew James (Animal's son), who is 240 pounds of muscle and wouldn't have been terribly out of place in a WWE ring, [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball went to Ohio State to play linebacker instead.]] [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball He now plays for the St. Louis Rams.New Orleans Saints.]]
24th Apr '16 11:18:05 AM xXwindsofchangeXx
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*** It did. The Bellas are now his stepdaughters, Daniel Bryan's his stepson-in-law through his marriage to Brie. And keep in mind, Nikki Bella's been dating Wrestling/JohnCena for several years now...
30th Jan '16 8:27:31 PM JamesAustin
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa took nearly all of the Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling roster with him to form Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, Laurinaitis was going to be one of the few Gaijin (foreign wrestlers) to be a part of that walkout, had there not been a job for him at WCW.
30th Jan '16 8:26:16 PM JamesAustin
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'''John Joseph Laurinaitis''' is a former wrestler under the name '''Johnny Ace'''. He wrestled mainly in Japan before his retirement, then became the head booker for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, replacing the outgoing Wrestling/VinceRusso. This job proved less-than-secure in 2001, so he jumped ship to WWE, first as an road agent, then became the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations until 2012. History has shown WWE's Talent Relations to be a shoestring office at best. More likely his actual job is carrying out Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's orders to the letter and [[TheScapegoat taking the heat]] for any blunders. He also briefly served as GM of both [[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown]].

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'''John Joseph Laurinaitis''' (born July 31, 1965) is a former wrestler under the name '''Johnny Ace'''. He wrestled mainly in Japan before his retirement, then became the head booker for Wrestling/{{WCW}}, replacing the outgoing Wrestling/VinceRusso. This job proved less-than-secure in 2001, so he jumped ship to WWE, first as an road agent, then became the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations until 2012. History has shown WWE's Talent Relations to be a shoestring office at best. More likely his actual job is carrying out Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's orders to the letter and [[TheScapegoat taking the heat]] for any blunders. He also briefly served as GM of both [[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown]].
[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]].
15th Dec '15 6:39:59 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Also, his firing of Wrestling/TheBigShow - a KickTheDog act that seemed almost ''certain'' to come back and bite him in this ass in the "swift karma" world of ProfessionalWrestling storylines - actually ended up working ''in his favor'', because he was able to convince Show (by offering him a new contract) to turn on Wrestling/JohnCena, which ended up ''saving his job.''

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** Also, his firing of Wrestling/TheBigShow - a KickTheDog act that seemed almost ''certain'' to come back and bite him in this ass in the "swift karma" world of ProfessionalWrestling storylines - actually ended up working ''in his favor'', because he was able to convince Show (by offering him a new contract) to turn on Wrestling/JohnCena, which ended up ''saving his job.'''' Likely also doubles as ManipulativeBastard.
9th Dec '15 9:23:24 PM 313Bluestreak
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* HumiliationConga: Starting on the June 11th ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]]'', where [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] pretty much openly mocks him all night, along with Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}. It continues on ''[=SmackDown=]'', where John Cena knocked him out on his ass. It ultimately culminates at ''No Way Out'', where Wrestling/BrodusClay holds him while Wrestling/JohnCena escapes the cage and seals Laurinaitis' fate. He's then promptly fired and put through the announce table by Wrestling/JohnCena. Finally, on the next RAW, he gets mocked by Wrestling/MickFoley, and has Wrestling/TheBigShow and David Otunga walk out on him since [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he's no longer the boss and thus no longer useful to them]], leaving him to Wrestling/JohnCena, who, at the request of the fans, gives him ''three'' Attitude Adjustments and makes him tap out to the STF. Oh, and his favorite [[KickTheDog dog to kick]] Theodore Long watches this from ringside clapping and cheering.

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* HumiliationConga: Starting on the June 11th ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]]'', where [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] pretty much openly mocks him all night, along with Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}. It continues on ''[=SmackDown=]'', where John Cena knocked him out on his ass. It ultimately culminates at ''No Way Out'', ''Wrestling/NoWayOut'', where Wrestling/BrodusClay holds him while Wrestling/JohnCena escapes the cage and seals Laurinaitis' fate. He's then promptly fired and put through the announce table by Wrestling/JohnCena. Finally, on the next RAW, he gets mocked by Wrestling/MickFoley, and has Wrestling/TheBigShow and David Otunga walk out on him since [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he's no longer the boss and thus no longer useful to them]], leaving him to Wrestling/JohnCena, who, at the request of the fans, gives him ''three'' Attitude Adjustments and makes him tap out to the STF. Oh, and his favorite [[KickTheDog dog to kick]] Theodore Long watches this from ringside clapping and cheering.
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