Being a good Virgo-packrat, I found the 10/29 tape in my cache. John Heidenreich's previous Raw appearance: Austin has just finished talking with RVD, outisde where the rent-a-cops are keeping him at bay. Heidenreich (in black sleeveless T, with predominant dog tags) approaches Austin:
JH: Stone Cold Steve Austin! Stone Cold Steve Austin standin' right here in front of me, right now. I never dreamed this day would happen. But since it has, I wanna introduce myself -- my name is John Heidenreich. It's a honour & a priveledge to meet yew, Stone Cold. I spent the last 10 years o' my life to become a WWE superstar. I bought a ticket tonight for me & Little Johnny to come here & meet yew, Stone Cold.
SA: What'd you say?
JH: I bought a ticket. To meet yew. Stone Cold Steve Austin. To meet yew.
JH: Yes, sir.
SA: Nice to meet you.
SA: Why don't we walk over here & have a little talk?
Steve escorts John off camera. That's it. We just assumed that Little Johnny had to be somebody like his son.
And while I'm being Virgo-esque, it was NetHackSlasher (The W) who made the comment about Little Johnny not getting to meet SCSA:
Originally posted by Net Hack SlasherAustin thin meets up with this huge dude who said it's an honor to meet him and he came with "Little Johnny" who he didn't bother bringing with him to met Austin, I know many guys like that.
No, Big Bad John isn't anything that special in the ring, but that won't stop the writers from pushing him because he is big and unfortunately bad.
According to Jim Cornette (via OVW's weekly show), BBJ is a former New Orleans Saint. Not sure where he played college ball.
In OVW he was the muscle of the "Revolution," a stable of "heels" formed by "The Machine" Doug Basham as a way to piss Cornette off.
My guess on "Little Johnny" - Matt Morgan, the kid who blew out his knee and couldn't finish Tough Enough. He's the big monster in OVW right now and is just as ready as BBJ for a WWE stint. He's 7 foot, atletic and has a good look.
"You have the right to suffer. You have the right to feel pain. If you wish to have an attorney present, I'll hurt him too!" - The Big Bossman
I have a real fear that the WWE will take Generico and make a serious character out of him. Santino had a fantastic gimmick in OVW, where he was a Russian shootfighter, but in the main roster? He's a goofy, loveable loser comedy act.