John Laurinaitis was the former Head of Talent Relations of WWE and made headlines for all the wrong reasons after he was allegedly involved in Vince McMahon’s hush money settlement scandal. It all came crashing down right after that in a huge way. That said, it appears Vince McMahon allegedly rehired The Boogeyman mere hours after Johnny Ace fired him.

The Boogeyman was one of the mainstays of WWE television from 2004 to 2009, as he would frequently creep out fans and pro wrestlers alike with his bizarre look and penchant for using worms.

While speaking on a recent edition of Cafe De Rene, Rene Dupree claimed that Vince McMahon once rehired The Boogeyman mere hours after John Laurinaitis fired him and even gave him a raise.

“Did you ever hear the story about Boogeyman, when he got hired? He got fired in the morning at 9 A.M. and then rehired at 3 O’Clock in the afternoon the same day. You remember Johnny Ace? So, Johnny didn’t like [The Boogeyman] and then, I guess he thought he had enough power to be able to fire someone like [The Boogeyman]. And then when Vince found out that [The Boogeyman] was fired, he made Johnny Ace call him up and rehire him. I think with a raise, actually.”


Johnny Ace was placed on indefinite administrative leave, and his future was all but certain after that. As previously reported, John Laurinaitis was fired by WWE earlier last year.

John Laurinaitis also pushed Vince McMahon for the Head of Talent Relations position in WWE. Regardless, it is unlikely fans will ever see Johnny Ace back on WWE television anytime soon.

What’s your view on this story? Are you surprised Vince McMahon rehired The Boogeyman? Let us knows in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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