"My name is Mr John Laurinaitis, Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim General Manager of both Raw and Smackdown"
LOL that used to crack me up, such an entrance!!
I do indeed miss Big Johnny, as his dull character ironically added some sense of flavour back into WWE. He will never be an Eric Bischoff by any means, but he began to draw some heat, which I partially feel is the reason they VKM must have cut him loose in the first place.
I would love him to come back, but I do wonder how they would incorporate him [see what I did there in 'corporate']
As CM Punk is now a heel, an the former protagonist to John's antagonism. Could the roles reverse?
But the only issue is I do prefer John as this dull heel, as he can really emphasise the qualities of other wrestlers strangely enough :S
Sadly no news on when hes coming back, but this site would probably have headlines for you on that matter.