There has been reports going around that John Morrison’s contract is set to expire soon. Those same reports are saying that not only does WWE not have any desire to re-sign the guy, but also that Morrison himself has no desire to re-sign with the WWE. My advice for John Morrison is simply this: Get the hell out of Dodge while you still can. The WWE needs John Morrison a hell of a lot worse than he needs them.
Ever since the Royal Rumble and his little Spider-Man like move with the barricade and avoiding elimination, I thought this guy had talent that just defied belief. He demonstrated the same thing with how he climbed the Elimination Chamber and dropped down on everybody. Top that off with the match he had with The Miz in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Those things proved not only that this was the best thing to come out of the first 3 seasons of Tough Enough, but that this guy is a future world champion.
I used to think that it was just injury that kept him from getting the push that he should be getting, but it’s the politics that seem to be stabbing him in the back. It’s those same politics that got Melina from one of the top divas to circling the drain all the way to a pink slip. To this day, I still say that it should’ve been John Morrison who won the Royal Rumble this year and NOT Alberto Del Rio. It was a waste of a Royal Rumble winner just as it was a waste to have him win Money in the Bank, but that’s a different topic altogether.
One thing that stood out for me with John Morrison is the Starship Pain. I used to think that Rob Van Dam was the only guy who could do a split-legged moonsault. Not only does Morrison do that, but he does a spin as he goes back and with how little room he has to do that, it’s amazing that he nails it every single time with precision. But I guess Morrison doesn’t fit the mold of what WWE considers to be a pro wrestler. And by that, I mean they don’t like a guy who can not only wrestle, but make the guys in the ring with him look like they can’t.
So, should John Morrison actually split, what does this mean for him in terms of where he should go? I would say Ring Of Honor would be his best bet on the account of the fact that many of the guys and the pace they move in with their styles of wrestling is up to speed with his own, if not greater than his own. Besides, look how well leaving TNA and going back to Ring of Honor worked out for Jay Lethal. He went back and about 2-3 months in, he wins the TV title. If TNA was like it used to be where the X-Division was at its peak and you had guys like AJ Styles with the world title, than I’d go with TNA. But considering that TNA has their own problems at the moment, it’s easy to see that Morrison would get lost in the fold within TNA.
John Morrison has the capability that wherever he goes, he’ll succeed because he has too much talent to do otherwise. If the WWE actually lets this guy go, then it will further prove their own incompetence and stupidity, but it’s not like we haven’t already figured that out with this past Monday’s Raw. And yeah, I’ve heard about how his mic skills aren’t the best, blah blah blah. There are PLENTY of wrestlers past and present who weren’t great on the mic, but their skills in the ring overshadowed that. Why? Because there have been cases where with guys like that, you find a way to work around it and make it work. The biggest problem is that the WWE is too lazy or stupid to do that with anybody. If they were better at it, maybe we’d see more guys who aren’t that great on the mic actually get a decent push. Then again, they barely push the guys that can talk. Zack Ryder ring any bells?
If I’m John Morrison, I wouldn’t sweat bullets about the WWE. They need him worse than he needs them and he has more than enough charisma and physical ability to make it no matter where he ends up. He should go with the CM Punk approach but this time, just get out of there and don’t look back.
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