Big Dick Johnson is Stupid
Former WWE creative writer Chris DeJoseph (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson), who worked alongside Vince McMahon from 2005 through 2010, ripped his former employer over last night’s Randy Savage tribute video on Raw. He feels it’s hypocritical that WWE would sing the Macho Man’s praises after he had been ostracized from the organization during the final years of his life.
Pointing the finger of blame to Vince McMahon, DeJoseph wrote on Twitter, “Vince is steaming watching this Macho Man package.
“Only in death Macho Man was allowed back on WWE TV. Such a shame. Such hypocrisy makes me sick.”
He continued, “I was always told never to mention the name Macho Man EVER!”
DeJoseph then recalls pitching Savage for a storyline years ago and being told to never mention his name again.
“We pitched Macho Man and then we were told never to mention his name again because it was “personal,” he wrote.
Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reported years ago that whenever someone on the writing staff pitched an idea to McMahon about bringing Savage back to WWE, he would immediately get angry and shoot the idea down flat. One day, however, head SmackDown writer Michael Hayes pitched an angle about Savage. Instead of giving his usual angry, expletive-laden response, McMahon peered off into the distance, collected his thoughts and said, “I do not want to do business with that man.”
So? Why does someone who in the WWE during a mostly terrible period feel the need to say that this makes him sick? A lot of people forgot about Macho Man; wrestling is a fast moving business and when you’re out of sight, you’re out of mind, and that is not a knock on Savage it’s just the way it is. Savage was ostracized because he jumped to WCW, taking sponsor Slim Jim with him, without any notice. Yes, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the stories about Savage and Stephanie when she was young, but I try and disregard sleaze like that. From a business standpoint, it makes sense to excommunicate someone whom you made into a huge star. Did you notice the extreme lack of clips from WCW in last nights tribute video?
Vince McMahon knows what’s best for business, most of the time. Now that Macho Man has passed, even if he has to swallow his pride, he will do right. Another DVD, toys, video games, and the Hall of Fame, Vince will make it right. If not for the legacy of Randy Savage, he’ll do it for the almighty dollar.