WWE Should Not Market John Morrison as a Hardcore Wrestler
John Morrison is not a hardcore wrestler.
Over the last few weeks, WWE has been trying really hard to convince their fanbase Morrison is a hardcore wrestler. That's the image they feel will help to propel him into the main event scene once and for all.
The backstage agents have made sure to set up matches where Morrison would have spots the announcers can emphasize. He's jumped off an assortment of high platforms, including the WWE sign in a title match against the Miz. He's also crashed through a table on the arena floor while diving from the top of the turnbuckle.
To newer wrestling fans, that would make him hardcore.
However, for those of us that lived through the hardcore era of wrestling, Morrison is pretty tame in comparison.
The long time fans have seen Mick Foley hurl his body from the top of a Hell in a Cell cage onto an announcer table on the arena floor. We've also seen tables engulfed in fire. For us, bruises and blood are a necessary requirement for a wrestler to be called hardcore.
Morrison is not in that class.
The thing is Morrison doesn't need to be in that class. He's an athletic guy that has an array of flying moves that can dazzle fans. WWE needs to let him be the person he is comfortable with being.
Let Morrison be himself.
Jack Windham is the lead writer at WrestlingRevealed.com.
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