John Morrison: Capable Of Carrying Smackdown

Blair T-BContributor IFebruary 23, 2010

Hello Bleacher Report Universe, in between my writing of my Raw Edition of My Passes And Fails for the Midcarders Of The WWE 2010, which the ECW edition can be found at

Enough of the cheap plug for my article, anyway this is a article based on one of the rising stars of the WWE and I believe he is able to carry his brand in the year of 2010. He's an upper midcarder at the moment, and he is unlikely to enter the Elimination Chamber due to his Broken Ankle in three places (which will get better, because walking on it apparently makes it better. Just kidding I know its "Kayfabe" which would be an awesome name for a wrestling NINJA!!!). Anyway, here is my analysis on The Shaman Of Sexy and my reasons why he is able to carry his brand.


The Main Event "Roster" at the moment are CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Batista, Edge, Undertaker. Undertaker is about to take his 3 month break, and that leaves Edge as the only face. Seeing that the draft is coming up soon, a face from Raw must be ready to move to Smackdown. Also, Christian seems to be signing with Smackdown. So this leaves the main event if its lucky with CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Batista and Edge. Matt Hardy might pop up up for a little bit, but I feel John Morrison will be the strongest Face on the roster. The low amount of main eventing faces may force Vince to push JoMo into the limelight

Wrestling Ability

John Morrison is an incredible wrestler, so athletic. I believe he may be more athletic Shawn Michaels was in his prime. He has so many moves in his repertoire. His finisher, Starship Pain, is both awesome, yet he seems to botch it sometimes. But even when he botches, it still looks very painful for his opponent. He has put on plenty of excellent matches with CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and Rey Mysterio.

His Mic Skills

This is where JoMo gets a lot of Criticism. He has excellent mic skills, absolutely brilliant mic skills AS A HEEL. I like to compare Edge and JoMo here, they both have comparisons because both of their best roles are as Heels, but right now they are faces. Edge is well known as one of the best Heels in the company, due to his amazing ability of getting heat of the crowd and if anybody wants to debate their role they are WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! Anyway, Edge turned heel in 2005, and he became a 9 time champion. 5 years of his best work as a Heel. Now JoMo had spent almost all of his career as a heel(including his time as Johnny Nitro, and as Erics Bischoffs lackey), and when he changed his name to John Morrison, he entered his strongest period of work in my opinion, as he became the ECW Champion. He delivered some awesome promos.

Anyway, he turned face just like Edge. But like Edge, he can't translate his heel mic work as a heel. I'm a huge Edge fan, but his segments lack the same arrogant attitude, and that's the same with JoMo. Anyway, JoMo has good mic skills, but as a heel in his most comfortable role. As a face, he's still making that transition. Point is, average mic skills as a face, great mic skills as a heel. He would be ready in a two months if allowed to become a heel again, but I'll give him a bit longer if he stays face, which he will.


He'll be ready, sooner rather than later. He has the ability to wrestle great matches, he has charisma and his mic skills are improving. He will get his push, and I hope it's this year. I believe he is the most ready, and the most deserving of our young midcarders.

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