Got this from OVW's web site. Apparently, a few years ago, Rico and John Cena (then called The Prototype) were a tag team. Storyline-wise, Rico brought Prototype into the federation to help protect him and his World Title reign.
I like Rico. I hate the WWE writers though, if he jobs to everyone why have him go out and do a run in on Austin? Do we just forget that he loses to everyone and think Austin wouldn't give him a stunner within a second of being in the ring? Then on down the line are we supposed to think he won't be speared and jackhammerd by Goldberg during a run in within seconds? To make it better they need the jobber crowd to beat people to at least be a little bit of a threat to someone on a run in.
They can do alot more with Rico, if they want to keep him as manager at least give him some kind of prop so he can be sly and hit people with it and come off as a threat when he is at ring side. Or, give him new gear and let fim fly solo on heat, because he is good on the mic and sells well in the ring.
Joe is a very good worker that has the ability to do lots of different things with lots of different opponents, but just like every other top-tier indy worker out there now, there's no place for him in WWE, except comedy as a fat Samoan.