They were managed by Jim Cornette until Cornette turned on them for Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane's version of The Midnight Express.Prior to entering the competition as one of The Dynamic Dudes at the NWA, he appeared as a flagbearer for the team of The Sheepherders.

The following week on Raw, Laurinaitis helped Triple H officiate the contract signing between CM Punk and John Cena for their match at Summer Slam.

After signing the contract, Cena flipped the table over and moved to go face to face with Punk, but was stopped by Laurinaitis.

He is the brother of Joe (Road Warrior Animal; one half of the former wrestling tag team The Road Warriors) and Marcus, and is also the uncle of James Laurinaitis, former National Football League player.

In WWE, Laurinaitis worked in the talent relations office for eight years, and as occasional wrestler from 2011 until 2012.

Laurinaitis was hired in as a road agent after WWE's acquisition of certain assets of WCW in March 2001 and in June on the same year, Laurinaitis was promoted to Director of Talent Relations.

and finally to Executive Vice President in March 2009.On February 28, 1998, Laurinaitis would reach the highest point of his singles career as he challenged Mitsuharu Misawa for the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship.It would be Laurinaitis' only shot at those three prestigious belts.However, when Stephanie Mc Mahon took over Talent Relations and handed over the reins to Paul Levesque, Laurinaitis moved down from his executive duties to being Senior Vice President of Talent Operations.Laurinaitis's tenure in this role has received criticism from those who have worked for him, including Jim Cornette who, in his interviews with Kayfabe Commentaries, described how Laurinaitis failed to work in the same capacity with Ohio Valley Wrestling (WWE's developmental territory) as Ross did, often failing to warn the promotion when wrestlers OVW were using at the time were going to be called up to the main roster or when wrestlers from the main roster were set to appear for OVW but never did.Following his retirement in 2000, he was placed #203 in PWI's top 500 all time rankings.