John Laurinaitis

  • Born: 07/31/1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthname: John Hodger Laurinaitis
  • Height & Weight: 6'4", 250 Ib
Titles Won:
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Kenta Kobashi
  • AJPW World Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Kenta Kobashi (2), Steve Williams (1) and Bart Gunn (1)

He has wrestled for such promotions as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) and WWE. He is also the younger brother of Joe Laurinaitis (Road Warrior Animal; one half of the wrestling tag team The Road Warriors), and the uncle of James Laurinaitis, former Ohio State standout linebacker for the St. Louis Rams.

In WWE, Laurinaitis worked in the talent relations office for eight years, and as occasional wrestler from 2011 until 2012. After his on screen firing, he stepped down from his corporate backstage role to being a producer. Prior to joining WWE, Laurinaitis worked as an executive for WCW.

Notable Matches

w/ Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi on March 4th, 1995

w/ Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa and Jun Akiyama on June 7, 1996

vs. Mitsuharu Misawa on February 28, 1998

vs. John Cena at Over The Limit 2012

Notable Feuds

vs. Teddy Long

vs. John Cena

vs. CM Punk

Wrestlers Managed

The Sheepherders, Big Show, The Miz, David Otunga, Team Johnny (David Otunga, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz, and Drew Mcintyre), Team Johnny 2 (Bo Dallas, Gold and Stardust, Heath Slater, Titus O’Neil, Cesaro, Damien Mizdow, and Mini Gator).

Other Notable Achievements

(AJPW) January 3 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal (1991)

FCW Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with The Terminator

Slammy Award for WWE.com Exclusive of the Year (2011) – congratulating CM Punk

ICWA Florida Heavyweight Championship

OWF Heavyweight Championship