“Big Dumb Johnny” is no longer in power in the front office!
This past Monday, the long-time WWE Executive was removed as the
Executive VP of Talent Relations, ending 8 years of bringing in the
Wrestling Inc. released the following on their website:
“John Laurinaitis no longer officially serves as WWE’s Executive
Vice President of Talent Relations; his bio has been removed from the
WWE Corporate website’s index of executive officers. Therefore, the
former ‘Dynamic Dude’ is solely an on-air performer for WWE. However, he
is still branded as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations in
his WWE.com Superstars profile and on his Twitter account.
Laurinaitis had overseen the Talent Relations department since
April 2004, when he replaced Jim Ross. He was hired as a road agent
after the sport entertainment organization’s acquisition of certain
assets of World Championship Wrestling in March 2001.
Paul “Triple H” Levesque, who oversees the talent relations and talent development departments, has been added to the website.”
The reason why I call Mr. Laurinaitis, and the exploits that came
with him,”Big Dumb Johnny?” Just look at the roster he assembled during
From bodybuilders to reality stars to models, he didn’t bother
bringing in real athletes. Jim Cornette hates the guy. Jim Ross was
fired by the guy. Even I hate the guy.
On-Screen, he is at his most smug, and reminds me of Willie Stark, a
character in the movie “All The King’s Men,” which the tagline “He Might
Have Been A Pretty Good Guy . . . If Too Much Power . . . And Women . .
. Hadn’t Gone To his Head!” was relevant to Laurinaitis’s case. Off it
however, he is a good guy, despite bringing in the wrong kind of talent.
If he is fired on-screen than off-screen, he might as well surrender
his two cronies David Otunga and Eve Torres and focus on the bigger
Now that the decency of WWE is coming back slowly, I should say one
thing about John Laurinatis…he never saw it coming. In Mr. Stark’s words
in the aforementioned motion picture, It’s time to “Nail ‘em up!”
Meaning nail David and Eve and bring in someone respectable as GM of Raw
We need to hope that Hunter can bring in real athletes who can mesh with WWE. It’s only a matter of time.