After leaving WCW, he immediately signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he began competing under his real name because WCW acquired the rights to the Johnny B. Badd name. He debuted in WWF as a fan favorite at WrestleMania XII , on March 31, 1996, where he rescued his wife, Rena "Sable" Mero from Hunter Hearst Helmsley .  Mero made his in-ring debut, the following night on Monday Night Raw , where he defeated Isaac Yankem DDS . Beginning with the April 15 episode of Raw , Sable began accompanying Mero to the ring during his matches and he adopted the nickname "Wildman".  Mero defeated Helmsley in his pay-per-view debut at In Your House 8 .  Mero qualified for the King of the Ring tournament by defeating Skip on the June 10 episode of Raw . He defeated Owen Hart in the quarter-final, the following week on Raw ,  but lost to eventual winner Stone Cold Steve Austin in the semi-final at King of the Ring .  Mero began a rivalry with Goldust after Goldust won a match between the pair on the July 1 episode of Raw .  Mero faced Goldust in a losing effort at the SummerSlam pay-per-view. 
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.