Former WWE Wrestler John Morrison Branches out into New Career

Sharon GlencrossContributor IDecember 27, 2012

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Former WWE performer John Morrison (AKA John Hennigan) has certainly been keeping himself busy since he left the promotion.

Notably, he's picked up a prominent role in the wonderfully-titled Redemption: The Darkness Descending, which stars B-movie king Danny Trejo. Per IMDB, Morrison plays a character called "Razor" in the film. Fabulous.

In addition to picking up acting gigs in Hollywood, the star is also reported to be branching out into the physical fitness industry.

In this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reports that Morrison, who last appeared on WWE television late last year, is on the verge of releasing his own line of workout DVDs aimed at getting people into shape:

John Hennigan (Morrison) has started a new business called Out of Your Mind Fitness. It's DVDs based on using a lot of different and new exercises, mostly bodyweight, for those looking to not just get in better shape but gain functional athletic strength and conditioning by forcing the body to constantly adapt by changing angles of routines.

Notably, Hennigan is not the first wrestler to take this career route.

Former WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus, who worked as a fitness model prior to entering wrestling, found success in the field of yoga, even opening her own studio, Stratusphere Yoga, in Ontario. As notes, she's also released an official DVD line.

Ex-WCW and WWE wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has also joined in the yoga craze with his company DDP Yoga. WWE's official website even profiled Page's work in the area earlier this year, noting that several current superstars, including Zack Ryder, Santino Marella and Titus O'Neil, had joined Page's program and found it to be highly beneficial for their lives and careers.

The list goes on.

Former WWE Divas The Bella Twins have also jumped on the workout bandwagon, with one of their post-WWE projects being a fitness DVD (via TNA Knockout Rosita has also mentioned that she teaches an aerobics class when not performing (via