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Johnny Ace

Johnny Ace

Title History

  • ICWA Florida Heavyweight title;
  • PWF (Florida) Tag Team titles w/Terminator defeating Steve Keirn and Mike Graham (September 20, 1988);
  • PWF (Florida) Tag Team titles w/Terminator defeating Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags (January 26, 1989);
  • FCW Florida Tag Team titles w/The Terminator;
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Kenta Kobashi defeating Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers for vacant titles (September 7, 1990);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Kenta Kobashi defeating Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas (July 8, 1991);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified World Tag Team titles w/Steve Williams defeating Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa (September 5, 1996);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified World Tag Team titles w/Kenta Kobashi defeating Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada (May 27, 1997);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified World Tag Team titles w/Kenta Kobashi defeating Gary Albright and Steve Williams (October 4, 1997);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified World Tag Team titles w/Mike Barton defeating Jun Akiyama and Kenta Kobashi (June 9, 1999);
  • OWF (Oregon Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Johnny Ace teamed with Shane Douglas in the forgettable tag team, “The Dynamic Dudes” in World Championship Wrestling.
  • September 30, 1989 – NWA WCW: Sid Vicious defeated Johnny Ace.
  • October 14, 1989 – NWA WCW: The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas) defeated Bill Ford & Lee Scott.
  • October 20, 1989 – NWA WCW: Johnny Ace defeated Rip Morgan.
  • October 28, 1989 – NWA Halloween Havoc: The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas) to retain the NWA world tag team titles.
  • November 15, 1989 – NWA Clash of The Champions 9: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas).
  • February 25, 1990 – NWA WrestleWar: Buzz Sawyer & Kevin Sullivan defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas).
  • May 19, 1990 – NWA Capitol Combat: Mean Mark defeated Johnny Ace.
  • June 1-2, 1990 – NWA WCW: Mark Callous defeated Johnny Ace.

All-Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • 1990: After AJPW cut its ties with WCW, Johnny Ace decided to stay with AJPW (where he became Head Ganjin Booker).
  • Johnny Ace formed a tag team with the legendary Kenta Kobashi known as “GET” in Giant Baba’s All Japan promotion.
  • 2000: Johnny Ace retired from active wrestling after Mitsuhara Misawa’s Pro Wrestling NOAH split off from AJPW.

World Championship Wrestling:

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • 2001: Johnny Ace signed with the World Wrestling Federation as a road agent after WCW was purchased.
  • ~~~It was said that Johnny Ace was being groomed to replace Jim Ross as head of WWE Talent Relation.
  • April 9, 2004: John Laurinatis officially replaced Jim Ross as the Vice President of WWE Talent Relations.
  • May 2007: John Laurinaitis’ official title became the Senior Vice President of Talent Relations.
  • April 1, 2012 – WrestleMania 28: Team Johnny (Mark Henry, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Christian, The Miz, and Jack Swagger) defeated Team Teddy (Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, R-Tuth, Zack Ryder, Great Khali, and Booker T) to give John Laurinaitis full control of WWE television.
  • May 20, 2012 – Over the Limit: John Laurinaitis defeated John Cena (Big Show interfered).
  • June 17, 2012 – No Way out: John Cena defeated The Big Show in a Steel Cage match.  After the match Vince McMahon fired John Laurinaitis.
  • June 18, 2012 – RAW: John Cena defeated John Laurainitis and David Otunga in a “2-on-1” handicap match.
  • October 10, 2014 – SmackDown: Team Teddy (WWE United States champion Sheamus, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, the Usos, and Los Matadores) defeated Team Johnny (WWE tag team champions Goldust and Stardust, Cesaro, Bo Dallas, Damien Sandow, Heath Slater, and Hornswoggle) in a 7-man tag team match.
  • John Laurinaitis was hired as the head of talent relations.
  • August 8, 2022: John Laurinaitis has been released from his WWE contract, after being accused of being a partner of Vince McMahon’s scandals..
Updated: February 3, 2024 @ 6:25 am

Social Media

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Trained By

Nelson Royal


1986-June 9, 2000


July 31, 1965 in Philadelphia


San Bernadino, California






250 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Ace Crusher,
Guillotine Ace Crusher,
Johnny Spike (Implant DDT),
Doctor Bomb,

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds

The Sheepherders,
The SST,
The Freebirds,
The NZ Militia,
The Midnight Express,
Barry Windham