When John Morrison and The Miz went their separate ways a few years back, many thought that Morrison would become “the Shawn Michaels” of the group.
But here we are in 2012, and The Miz calls himself a former WWE champion while Morrison is now a former WWE superstar.
Morrison left the WWE late last year when his contract with the company expired and he chose not to renew it. Ever since then, there have been all sorts of speculation that Morrison would end up back in the WWE at some point.
As it turns out, that apparently is the case.
The latest issue of Power Slam reports John Hennigan (a/k/a John Morrison) has hinted to friends that he will return to WWE later this year. The former WWE Superstar stated during an interview with Poughkeepsie Journal last month that “the door is open” for him to return to the organization.
“I left on really good terms with everybody and what I wanted to do was take time off to heal, get refreshed and take a little vacation. Shows like this are a fun show and a way to keep sharp. I really like wrestling. That’s why I do it,” Hennigan said of his match against Finlay for Northeast Wrestling. “I was working a 250-plus day a year schedule and I wanted to be refreshed. Right before I left, I felt like I was going to work. I wasn’t enjoying it as much as when I started. I’m excited to come to Poughkeepsie and do all this stuff. That’s the kind of attitude you need to have in sports entertainment.
This doesn’t really surprise me all that much because I was one of those wrestling fans that thought that Morrison would end up back in the WWE sooner or later.
Although he’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, Morrison is an exceptional athlete, a really good wrestler and is still only 32 years old. He’s not even close to done with pro wrestling.
In fact, he’s in the prime of his career.
While Morrison needs to work on his promo skills (his biggest weakness, in my opinion), he’s participated in a ton of great matches throughout his career, such as his Ladder Match against Sheamus at TLC in 2010 or his Falls Count Anywhere Match against The Miz on the first Raw of 2011.
I was never the biggest JoMo fan out there, either, but I respect the man for his talent and his ability to entertain.
The WWE roster is pretty damn thin at the moment, and I don’t know about you, but I think Morrison would be a welcome addition to a midcard scene that is fading out of existence.
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