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John Laurinaitis


Also known as Johnny Ace

Current gimmick: John Laurinaitis
Promotion: World Wrestling Entertainment
Age: 54 years
Birthplace: San Bernadino, California, USA
Gender: male
Height: 6' 3" (191 cm)
Weight: 251 lbs (114 kg)
Relatives in wrestling: Animal, Mark Laurinaitis (Brüder), Brie Bella, Nikki Bella (Stieftöchter), Daniel Bryan (Stief-Schwiegersohn)
Alter egos: John Laurinaitis
Johnny Ace
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Road Agent
On-Air Official
Beginning of in-ring career: 1986
End of in-ring career: 09.06.2000
Wrestling style: Allrounder
Trainer: Nelson Royal
Nickname(s): "Mr. Excitement"
Trademark holds: Ace Crusher, Guillotine Ace Crusher, Johnny Spike (Implant DDT), Doctor Bomb, Moonsault
John Laurinaitis
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Gravelord wrote on 11.08.2016:
[4.0] "There's an old saying in pro wrestling that says any wrestler who is truly great could carry a broomstick to a great match. In Johnny Ace's case he just happens to be one of the best and most fortunate broomsticks ever."
The Chosen One wrote on 24.07.2016:
[8.0] "John Laurinaitis is actually a pretty solid in ring wrestler. I liked his matches in All Japan Pro Wrestling where he had some classic tag matches and a very good match against Kenta Kobashi . Also, without him their would be no RKO or any cutter variation. I wasnt so much a fan of his WWE run where he was GM though. Overall 8/10."
SES wrote on 07.07.2016:
[6.0] "To be completely honest I don't have a set opinion on this guy, but for the life of me I'll always ask what the hell is up with his voice? Why does it sound so raspy and congested? Well, I may as well make use of this rating. 6 points for being a solid tag wrestler in Japan."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 03.09.2015:
[7.0] "John Laurinaitis may have been born in North America, but his career was made in Japan. Due to his generous physical gifts and familial background in wrestling, Laurinaitis came up through the NWA to find himself wrestling in the WCW. Though Laurinaitis had a knack for tag wrestling, he and his partner Shane Douglas were saddled with The Dynamic Dudes gimmick (which was corny even by '80s standards) and didn't see them make any significant achievements before Laurinaitis left for All Japan on a full-time basis. In All Japan, Laurinaitis's fortunes were decidedly different: Earning the AJPW World Tag Team Championship on four occasions (twice with Kenta Kobashi, once with Steve Williams, and once with Mike Barton) and the All Asia Tag Team Championship twice (both of which were with Kobashi. ) Following his retirement from in-ring competition, Laurinaitis went on to become a producer for the WWE. Though his Raw GM gimmick may have met lukewarm reception, that shouldn't trivialize the significant contributions that Laurinaitis has made to wrestling."
the greyspace wrote on 03.09.2015:
[9.0] "Such a low average rating for Johnny Ace is nothing short of criminal. This man was an exceptional worker, having great matches for All Japan in the 1990s. John Laurinaitis was also a great professional. I'm not going to comment on the man's corporate role; I like to separate myself from that."
Preston Ward Condra wrote on 21.06.2015:
[1.0] "Johnny Ace is the head of talent of relations and basically the head honcho of WWE's employees since 2004. I've never heard one wrestler's accountability speak anything positive regarding this guy. His feud with John Cena back in 2012 was terrible and that's all I feel like writing for this guy. For shame Johnny Ace."
Phenomenal91 wrote on 20.08.2014:
[2.0] "This rating is not for Johnny Ace, the wrestler. I haven't seen many of Johnny's matches in Japan (supposedly where his best work was), and I"ve only seen him a few times on old NWA tapes as one half of the Dynamic Dudes. (I wasn't impressed, but he was serviceable in what I've seen. ) This rating is for John Laurinitis, road agent and executive vice president of talent relations. I've listened to a lot of interviews with a lot of wrestlers, managers, commentators, referees... not ONE of them has had a nice thing to say about this man. Everybody has a lousy story to tell about some crooked, asinine thing he's done to hold somebody down, step on somebody, or move hell and high water to kiss Vince McMahon's ass. He is a bad fit for his job, but apparently Vince doesn't seem to realize this. CM Punk's promo where he ripped this man a new one seems to be a fairly accurate assessment of how the wrestling world views John Laurinitis. He may have invented the Ace Crusher, but he is otherwise a loathsome, underhanded, despicable human being. But that's what the WWE seems to thrive on, so he's right at home, I guess."
ADouble wrote on 27.11.2013:
[6.0] "Johnny Ace is hard to give a rating too. If you're talking about his wrestling career, there's his awful run in WCW, but then there's also his Japan work, including more than one Dave Meltzer five star match. If you're talking everything after, he's reportedly an awful stooge backstage and a terrible Head of Talent Relations, but he was also one of the most entertaining heel GM characters ever. I think the good slightly outweighs the bad with Johnny as a whole, but I'm still only comfortable giving him a 6."
HHH Pedigree wrote on 11.10.2013:
[8.0] "Maybe he lost his career as GM, but c'mon, he is Johnny Ace. Wrestling in Japan, Ace Crusher, dudes."
Leone wrote on 06.07.2012:
[6.0] "He innovated the Ace Crusher and had excellent tag matches in AJPW (Although I heard that the likes of Misawa, Kobashi, Kawada & Taue carried him a bit). As a singles wrestler, he was good with the right opponent.... in Japan."

Current Total Rating
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Number of comments: 58
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Average Rating: 5.20
Average in 2016: 5.57
Average in 2015: 6.29
Average in 2014: 4.67
Average in 2013: 5.00
Average in 2012: 5.80
Average in 2011: 5.80
Average in 2010: 5.00
Average in 2009: 0.50
Average in 2008: 3.50
Average in 2007: 4.35

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