Jan 9, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Marc Mero
Weight: 235 lbs.
Date of birth: July 9, 1960
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Pro debut: 1991
Trained by: Boris Malenko
Finishing Move: TKO
- At Halloween Havoc ’91 in Chattanooga, TN, Johnny B. Badd (Mero) defeated Jimmy Garvin.
- Badd defeated Tracy Smothers at the 1992 Wrestle War PPV.
- At Battle Bowl ’93, the Lethal Lottery in Penacola, FL, Johnny B. Badd and Brian Knobbs defeated Erik Watts and Paul Roma.
- Badd once again defeated Jimmy Garvin at Superbrawl IV.
- At Spring Stampede ’94 in Rosemont, IL, Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
- Badd defeated Lord Steven (William) Regal at the 1994 Fall Brawl in Roanoke, VA for the WCW World Television title.
- At the 1994 Starrcade, Badd successfully defended the Television title against Arn Anderson.
- At the 1995 Uncensored in Tupelo, MS, Badd defeated Anderson in a “boxer vs. wrestler” match.
- Badd defeated Brian Pillman at the 1995 Fall Brawl.
- On October 29, 1995 in Detroit, MI at Halloween Havoc, Badd (managed by the Diamond Doll, Kimberly) regained the WCW World Television title by defeating Page.
- At World War III ’95, Badd successfully defended the Television title against Page.
- Badd defeated Page at Superbrawl VI.
- On February 18, 1996, Badd, with Kimberly in his corner, defeated Lex Luger in Norfolk, VA to claim his third WCW Television title.
- Mero left WCW in favor of joining the World Wrestling Federation.
- At In Your House VIII: Beware of the Dog, “Wildman” Marc Mero defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- On September 23, 1996 in Hershey, PA, Mero (managed by Sable) won an eight-man tournament to capture the WWF Intercontinental title.
- At In Your House XI: Buried Alive, Mero defeated Goldust to successfully retain the Intercontinental title.
- At the 1996 Survivor Series, Mero, Rocky Maivia, Jake Roberts, and “The Stalker” Barry Windham defeated Jerry Lawler, Crush, Helmsley.
- Mero defeated Leif Cassidy at the 1997 Final Four: In Your House XIII.
- At Wrestlemania XIV in Boston, MA, Mero and Sable defeated Goldust and Luna Vachon in a mixed gender match.
- At the 1998 Over the Edge, Mero tricked Sable and pinned her. As a result, Sable was forced to “leave” the WWF.
- Mero accepted the managerial services of Jacqueline upon Sable’s departure.
- At the 1998 Breakdown, Mero defeated Droz.
- On the April 26, 2000 edition of “Thunder,” Mero made a surprise appearance in the crowd with trainer Ray Rinaldi. Later in the evening he got into a boxing match with Tank Abbott.
- In 2001, Mero had a brief stint in XWF.
- After walking away from wrestling for a few years, Mero brought back Johnny B. Badd for TNA in late 2004.
- At the Victory Road PPV, Badd, the Empire Saint, Ron Killings and Erik Watts defeated the Naturals, Dallas, and Kid Kash.
- At the Turning Point PPV in Orlando, Badd and the Empire Saint defeated NYC (Glen Gilbertti and Johnny Swinger).