Chris DeJoseph was fired from WWE for “highly Inappropate behavior” as Ringside News exclusively reported. He also performed on screen as Big Dick Johnson which is how most fans remember him. Jim Ross had an encounter with DeJoseph that he has yet to forget.
Jim Ross recently revealed on his Grilling JR podcast that WWE went out of their way to embarrass him in his home state of Oklahoma. They sent Big Dick Johnson down to dance for him during a commercial break in a moment that wasn’t even on television.
Needless to say, Jim Ross didn’t appreciate it at all, and Chris DeJoseph was busted open for his troubles.
“And Chris DeJoseph’s a good guy. I potato’d the sh*t out of him one time in Oklahoma City. I really didn’t mean to, kinda sorta. Vince [McMahon] sent him out there, of course he thought it’d be good to humiliate J.R. again in his hometown. So he comes out there and gets in my face in a thong. This is off the air folks by the way. So I had the microphone… there was a handheld microphone on the desk where somebody had done a promo, probably the last segment, left it there, whatever.”
“So I clocked him on the head with the microphone, and it busted him open. Well, the corner of the mic cube hit him. I didn’t mean to do that. I was just gonna tap him a bit. ‘Get out here’ type-deal and the mic cube was turned and it punctured his head and he started bleeding. Vince says, ‘God damn JR, you gotta take everything so seriously.’ I said, ‘Yeah Vince, I intended to bust his ass open.’ Come on. It’s stupid sh*t like that but yeah, Big Dick Johnson [Chris DeJoseph] was a good sport and a smart kid, good writer. He wrote a lot of good stuff for Lucha Underground and so Chris was a good kid. I never had — he was just doing what he was told to do and he was a company guy enough to do it.”
WWE likes to do something special for a Superstar when they are in their home state. The treatment that they receive totally depends on their position on the roster. Vince McMahon thought it was a good idea to embarrass Jim Ross that night in Oklahoma, but he didn’t realize that Ross wasn’t ready to play games that night.
Thanks to Post Wrestling for the quote