Jim Ross had some issues with Marc Mero during their respective runs in World Championship Wrestling.
During a recent installment of his “Grilling JR” podcast, the current commentator for All Elite Wrestling spoke about Marc Mero’s “Johnny B. Badd” character being a creation of Dusty Rhodes, and how he had issues with Mero at that time in their careers.
Featured below is an excerpt from the episode where he touches on this particular topic.
“Johnny B. Badd was a Dusty creation. Dusty spent a lot of time with Marc Mero developing that character. Like we’ve said here many times, when the booker creates a character, they’re gonna do all they can to make sure that character gets over. I think that was kind of the situation with Johnny B. Badd. He needed vignettes, and he needed about six or eight weeks of TV and then it might have been more acceptable to establish heel or babyface. If you’re just gonna build your angle on a gay character and basically he’s gonna be a heel, in some way, you’re not treating the homosexual component with any respect. So, if you’re gay, you’re heel. How fucking objective is that? Would that fly today? Of course it wouldn’t. It shouldn’t have flown then.”
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