During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Abyss revealed some details about how close he came to signing with WWE back in 2006. John Laurinaitis had an offer on the table, but he backed out of the deal at the very last minute because he did not want to leave TNA after spending so many years there. Abyss also revealed to Ross that there were plans for him to feud with Undertaker and work a big match together at Wrestlemania.
November 11, 2015
In a rather strange twist of events, John Laurinaitis is now engaged to be married to Kathy Colace, who happens to be the mother of Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. The two of them revealed the news via social media by posting a photo of themselves at a celebration dinner with John Cena and Nikki. No word yet on whether or not Brie and Daniel Bryan were in attendance, as the two of them did not appear in any of the photos.
September 3, 2015
In one of the more heartwarming moments, WWE did Hornswoggle a huge favor. During a live event in his hometown of Green Bay, Road Dogg and John Laurinaitis decided to use their backstage power and allow the diminutive performer to work a match against Heath Slater, which he won. The man legally known as Dylan Postl was also allowed to bring his son to the ring.
August 19, 2015
During her podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Vickie Guerrero revealed some details about her life after Eddie Guerrero passed away. She stated that she was not in financial peril as some have speculated. Guerrero had a big life insurance policy, so his family was set up for a couple of years. Guerrero stated that John Laurinaitis didn't call to offer her a quick job until the following year. She was only supposed to do one story line.
April 12, 2015
When the announcement was made that the Bushwhackers were going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend, there were not a lot of known candidates in regards to who will be inducting them. Turns out, the perfect candidate was right under our noses. John Laurinaitis will be doing the honors. When he was first starting out as a wrestler, Laurinaitis served as a flag holder for Butch Miller and Luke Williams.
March 9, 2015
A former WWE writer has revealed a new wrinkle in the backstage feud between Triple H and CM Punk. During a podcast interview, Court Bauer stated that when Punk was working a tryout match for the company, HHH and Shawn Michaels were completely ripping him backstage. They joked harshly about his look and his performance in front of Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis, who was the head of talent relations at the time.
February 6, 2015