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Marc Mero is a retired {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who competed in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1991-1996 as Johnny B. Badd and for Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996-1998. His original gimmick as Johnny B. Badd was a very over-the-top GorgeousGeorge whose CatchPhrase was "I'm so pretty, I should have been born a little girl!" He would eventually outgrow the gimmick. He made his PPV debut in a DQ loss to [[Wrestling/BrianPillman The Yellow Dog (Brian Pillman in a mask)]] at ''WCW The Great American Bash 1991''. He would feud with Maxx Payne, Steve Austin and Diamond Dallas Page before leaving for WWE. He made his WWE PPV in-ring debut with a DQ win over [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman The 1-2-3 Kid]] on the "Free For All" before ''WWF In Your House: Good Friends Better Enemies.'' On the September 23, 1996 ''WWE RAW'', he defeated [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Faarooq]] in a tournament final for the Intercontinental Heavyweight Title[[note]]Which was vacant because the debuting Faarooq had injured the previous Champion Ahmed Johnson.[[/note]] He lost the belt to HHH a month later (see TheFarmerAndTheViper below). He suffered an injury in February 1997 that put him on the shelf for months. He came back in September and turned heel on his valet (and then-RealLife wife) Wrestling/{{Sable}}. After sending Sable out of the company at ''WWF Over the Edge 98'', he introduced Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} as his new valet. This led to a feud that ultimately became more about the women than it was about him, and he was gone in December 1998. (See TemptingFate below.) He returned to the Johnny B. Badd persona for some tapings for Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/JimmyHart's failed XWF promotion in 2001, and then for [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]] in 2004. On March 5, 2006, he and Russ Rollins defeated Wrestling/NormanSmiley and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie in a dark match at ''World Wrestling Legends.''



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Marc Mero is a retired {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who competed in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1991-1996 as Johnny B. Badd and for Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996-1998. His original gimmick as Johnny B. Badd was a very over-the-top GorgeousGeorge whose CatchPhrase was "I'm so pretty, I should have been born a little girl!" He would eventually outgrow the gimmick. He made his PPV debut in a DQ loss to [[Wrestling/BrianPillman The Yellow Dog (Brian Pillman in a mask)]] at ''WCW The Great American Bash 1991''. He would feud with Maxx Payne, Steve Austin and Diamond Dallas Page before leaving for WWE. He made his WWE PPV in-ring debut with a DQ win over [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman The 1-2-3 Kid]] on the "Free For All" before ''WWF In Your House: Good Friends Better Enemies.'' On the September 23, 1996 ''WWE RAW'', he defeated [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Faarooq]] in a tournament final for the Intercontinental Heavyweight Title[[note]]Which was vacant because the debuting Faarooq had injured the previous Champion Ahmed Johnson.Wrestling/AhmedJohnson.[[/note]] He lost the belt to HHH a month later (see TheFarmerAndTheViper below). He suffered an injury in February 1997 that put him on the shelf for months. He came back in September and turned heel on his valet (and then-RealLife wife) Wrestling/{{Sable}}. After sending Sable out of the company at ''WWF Over the Edge 98'', he introduced Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} as his new valet. This led to a feud that ultimately became more about the women than it was about him, and he was gone in December 1998. (See TemptingFate below.) He returned to the Johnny B. Badd persona for some tapings for Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/JimmyHart's failed XWF promotion in 2001, and then for [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]] in 2004. On March 5, 2006, he and Russ Rollins defeated Wrestling/NormanSmiley and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie in a dark match at ''World Wrestling Legends.''




* CrazyJealousGuy: He was oddly paranoid after his initial turn and it led to weird moments like when he was supposed to face Salvatore Sincere on the December 8, 1997 ''Raw.'' Instead Mero called him a jobber and said that his real name was Tom Brandi. Other than insulting Sincere, what this was supposed to accomplish remains clouded in mystery.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: He was oddly paranoid after his initial turn and it led to weird moments like when he was supposed to face Salvatore Sincere on the December 8, 1997 ''Raw.'' Instead Mero called him a jobber and said that his real name was Tom Brandi.Wrestling/TomBrandi. Other than insulting Sincere, what this was supposed to accomplish remains clouded in mystery.


* VillainTeamUp: With Goldust, dressed as Music/MarilynManson, against [[Characters/WWETagTeams the Headbangers]] in early 1998. It fell apart once Sable and Wrestling/LunaVachon started having their own problems.

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* VillainTeamUp: With Goldust, dressed as Music/MarilynManson, against [[Characters/WWETagTeams the Headbangers]] Wrestling/TheHeadbangers in early 1998. It fell apart once Sable and Wrestling/LunaVachon started having their own problems.


* TemptingFate: On the November 30, 1998 ''Raw,'' he said he would retire if [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/uwa/wwf-lh.html WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion]] [[Wrestling/{{Gillberg}} Duane Gill]] beat him. He had Gill down and was about to go for Marvelosity when Gill's J.O.B. Squad ally Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie pushed him off, leading to Gill pinning Mero, who would then go on to the UK PPV ''Capital Carnage'' six days later to lose a mixed tag match with Jacqueline to Sable and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.

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* TemptingFate: On the November 30, 1998 ''Raw,'' he said he would retire if [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/uwa/wwf-lh.html WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion]] [[Wrestling/{{Gillberg}} Duane Gill]] beat him. He had Gill down and was about to go for Marvelosity when Gill's J.O.B. Squad Wrestling/TheJOBSquad ally Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie pushed him off, leading to Gill pinning Mero, who would then go on to the UK PPV ''Capital Carnage'' six days later to lose a mixed tag match with Jacqueline to Sable and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.


* TemptingFate: On the November 30, 1998 ''Raw,'' he said he would retire if [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/uwa/wwf-lh.html WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion]] [[Characters/WWEAttitude Duane Gill]] beat him. He had Gill down and was about to go for Marvelosity when Gill's J.O.B. Squad ally Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie pushed him off, leading to Gill pinning Mero, who would then go on to the UK PPV ''Capital Carnage'' six days later to lose a mixed tag match with Jacqueline to Sable and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.

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* TemptingFate: On the November 30, 1998 ''Raw,'' he said he would retire if [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/uwa/wwf-lh.html WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion]] [[Characters/WWEAttitude [[Wrestling/{{Gillberg}} Duane Gill]] beat him. He had Gill down and was about to go for Marvelosity when Gill's J.O.B. Squad ally Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie pushed him off, leading to Gill pinning Mero, who would then go on to the UK PPV ''Capital Carnage'' six days later to lose a mixed tag match with Jacqueline to Sable and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.

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* IWasBeatenByAGirl: Guess who? Specifically, Sable and Wrestling/{{Edge}} defeated Mero and Jacqueline at ''[=SummerSlam=] 98'' when Sable pinned Mero.

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* {{Un Person}}: He doesn't have an Alumni profile on wwe.com, so, while weirder things have happened, don't expect to see him again.


As Badd, he was a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html WCW World Television Champion]] and as himself he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]]. He also won both ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'''s "Rookie of the Year" Awards for 1991, and ''The Wrestling Observer'''s "Most Improved" Award for 1995.

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As Badd, he was a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html WCW World Television Champion]] and as himself he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]]. He also won both the ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'''s "Rookie of the Year" Awards Award for 1991, and ''The Wrestling Observer'''s its "Most Improved" Award for 1995.
Improved Award" in 1995. He also won the ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' "Rookie of the Year" Award.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Mero The Other Wiki]].



* BFG: A confetti gun called the "Badd Blaster".

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**(in WCW): [[Characters/WCWFemaleTalent The Diamond Doll (Kimberly Page)]]
**(in WWE): Sable, Jacqueline


Marc Mero is a retired {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who competed in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1991-1996 as Johnny B. Badd and for Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996-1998. As Badd, he was a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html WCW World Television Champion]] and as himself he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].

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Marc Mero is a retired {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who competed in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1991-1996 as Johnny B. Badd and for Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996-1998. His original gimmick as Johnny B. Badd was a very over-the-top GorgeousGeorge whose CatchPhrase was "I'm so pretty, I should have been born a little girl!" He would eventually outgrow the gimmick. He made his PPV debut in a DQ loss to [[Wrestling/BrianPillman The Yellow Dog (Brian Pillman in a mask)]] at ''WCW The Great American Bash 1991''. He would feud with Maxx Payne, Steve Austin and Diamond Dallas Page before leaving for WWE. He made his WWE PPV in-ring debut with a DQ win over [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman The 1-2-3 Kid]] on the "Free For All" before ''WWF In Your House: Good Friends Better Enemies.'' On the September 23, 1996 ''WWE RAW'', he defeated [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Faarooq]] in a tournament final for the Intercontinental Heavyweight Title[[note]]Which was vacant because the debuting Faarooq had injured the previous Champion Ahmed Johnson.[[/note]] He lost the belt to HHH a month later (see TheFarmerAndTheViper below). He suffered an injury in February 1997 that put him on the shelf for months. He came back in September and turned heel on his valet (and then-RealLife wife) Wrestling/{{Sable}}. After sending Sable out of the company at ''WWF Over the Edge 98'', he introduced Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} as his new valet. This led to a feud that ultimately became more about the women than it was about him, and he was gone in December 1998. (See TemptingFate below.) He returned to the Johnny B. Badd persona for some tapings for Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/JimmyHart's failed XWF promotion in 2001, and then for [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]] in 2004. On March 5, 2006, he and Russ Rollins defeated Wrestling/NormanSmiley and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie in a dark match at ''World Wrestling Legends.''



As Badd, he was a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html WCW World Television Champion]] and as himself he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].
Champion]]. He also won both ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'''s "Rookie of the Year" Awards for 1991, and ''The Wrestling Observer'''s "Most Improved" Award for 1995.



* BFG: A confetti gun called the "Badd Blaster".
* BorrowedCatchphrase: He made his WWE on-screen debut being interviewed at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XII'' when HHH, who had been {{Squash|Match}}ed by [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] earlier that night interrupted him, and Marc said, [[Film/MidnightCowboy "Hey, I'm doing an interview here!"]]



* CrazyJealousGuy: He was oddly paranoid after his initial turn and it led to weird moments like when he was supposed to face Salvatore Sincere on the December 8, 1997 ''Raw.'' Instead Mero called him a jobber and said that his real name was Tom Brandi. Other than insulting Sincere, what this was supposed to accomplish remains clouded in mystery

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* CrazyJealousGuy: He was oddly paranoid after his initial turn and it led to weird moments like when he was supposed to face Salvatore Sincere on the December 8, 1997 ''Raw.'' Instead Mero called him a jobber and said that his real name was Tom Brandi. Other than insulting Sincere, what this was supposed to accomplish remains clouded in mysterymystery.



* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Fell victim to this on the October 21, 1996 ''Wrestling/{{WWERAW}}''. [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]] had been making trouble for HHH by always leading HHH's valets away from the ring, setting up a match. HHH "injured" Perfect earlier in the night. Mero volunteered to take the match instead...leading to Mr. Perfect turning heel on Mero and costing him the belt.



* FinishingMove: Wild Thing (Shooting Star Press; later renamed "Marvelosity"); TKO (Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter), which outlived Mero's career and has become the common name for that variation of the move, mainly because it's a lot easier than having to say "Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter."

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* FinishingMove: FinishingMove:
** (in WWE):
Wild Thing (Shooting Star Press; later renamed "Marvelosity"); TKO (Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter), which outlived Mero's career and has become the common name for that variation of the move, mainly because it's a lot easier than having to say "Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter." "
* GameBreakingInjury: A torn ACL, which ultimately led to the heel turn that destroyed his career.
* GimmickMatches:
** Defeated Wrestling/ArnAnderson in a "Boxer Vs. Wrestler" match at ''WCW Uncensored 1995''.



* MegatonPunch: Used one as Badd called "Tutti Frutti."



* PunnyName: His stage name is a homage to the Music/ChuckBerry song "Johnny B. Goode."

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* PunnyName: His stage name is a an homage to the Music/ChuckBerry song "Johnny B. Goode."


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* RedBaron: "[=Wildman=]", "Marvelous"


* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TripleH at first, later Wrestling/{{Sable}}.

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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TripleH at first, later ArchEnemy:
** (in WCW): Wrestling/MaxxPayne, [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stunning" Steve Austin]], Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage
** (in WWE): Wrestling/TripleH,
Wrestling/{{Sable}}.



* IHaveTheHighGround: He hit the first-ever Shooting Star Press in WWE history, during his match Wrestling/{{Goldust}} at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 1996''.

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* IHaveTheHighGround: He hit the first-ever Shooting Star Press in WWE history, during his match with Wrestling/{{Goldust}} at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 1996''.




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\nMarc Mero is a retired {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er who competed in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1991-1996 as Johnny B. Badd and for Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996-1998. As Badd, he was a 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html WCW World Television Champion]] and as himself he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].

!!!"Badd, Wild, Marvelous Tropes":

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* AlliterativeName
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/TripleH at first, later Wrestling/{{Sable}}.
* CampStraight: Just like the man of whom he is a copy.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He was oddly paranoid after his initial turn and it led to weird moments like when he was supposed to face Salvatore Sincere on the December 8, 1997 ''Raw.'' Instead Mero called him a jobber and said that his real name was Tom Brandi. Other than insulting Sincere, what this was supposed to accomplish remains clouded in mystery
* DiscoDan
* DomesticAbuse: Heavily implied in his initial heel turn on Sable in late 1997.
* TheFightingNarcissist
* FinishingMove: Wild Thing (Shooting Star Press; later renamed "Marvelosity"); TKO (Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter), which outlived Mero's career and has become the common name for that variation of the move, mainly because it's a lot easier than having to say "Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter."
* GorgeousGeorge: A rare {{Face}} example.
* IHaveTheHighGround: He hit the first-ever Shooting Star Press in WWE history, during his match Wrestling/{{Goldust}} at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 1996''.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed[=/=]CaptainErsatz: For Music/LittleRichard
* PunnyName: His stage name is a homage to the Music/ChuckBerry song "Johnny B. Goode."
* RaceLift: Caucasian (albeit darker skinned) Mero playing decidedly black Johnny B. Badd
* TheResenter: His whole turn seemed to be based on his being angry about Sable getting popular on her own while he was out much of the year with an injury.
* TemptingFate: On the November 30, 1998 ''Raw,'' he said he would retire if [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/uwa/wwf-lh.html WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion]] [[Characters/WWEAttitude Duane Gill]] beat him. He had Gill down and was about to go for Marvelosity when Gill's J.O.B. Squad ally Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie pushed him off, leading to Gill pinning Mero, who would then go on to the UK PPV ''Capital Carnage'' six days later to lose a mixed tag match with Jacqueline to Sable and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.
* VillainTeamUp: With Goldust, dressed as Music/MarilynManson, against [[Characters/WWETagTeams the Headbangers]] in early 1998. It fell apart once Sable and Wrestling/LunaVachon started having their own problems.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: As part of his heel turn, he was repackaged with a boxer gimmick.
* WrestlingFamily: Was married to Wrestling/{{Sable}}. His brother Joel was a {{Jobber}} in WCW as Tony Vendetta.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Badd.''

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