WWE Superstar John Morrison as No. 1 Contender: What Was the Point?

Renee GerberCorrespondent IJanuary 13, 2011

Will John Morrison ever get his time to shine? Photo copyright to WWE.com
Will John Morrison ever get his time to shine? Photo copyright to WWE.com

It's been about a week and a half now, and the question must be asked: What was the point of WWE superstar John Morrison being made No. 1 contender for the Miz's WWE Championship?

Last month, at the TLC pay-per-view, the Monday Night Delight earned the No. 1 contendership after defeating King Sheamus in a ladder match. It was a heartfelt win for Morrison, who had been toying around in the mid-card for the longest time. It seemed as though a whole new door was opening for the talented high-flyer, and the future looked incredibly bright.

But then, two and a half weeks ago on RAW, following a victory against the WWE champion himself, Morrison earned the right to decide the stipulation of their title match. In addition, he got on a microphone and announced that he wanted the match the following week.

I don't know about all you other John Morrison fans, but when this occurred, my heart sunk. Just knowing that JoMo's shot was happening on RAW a mere week later told me right then and there—absolutely cemented this as a fact in my mind—that he would lose the championship match.

How did I get to that conclusion, some of you might ask?

It's quite simple; I thought about history, and not even distant history, at that. On SmackDown, back in November, now former-WWE superstar MVP earned himself a shot at the Intercontinental Championship, which was then held by Dolph Ziggler. It was announced that the ballin' grappler would get that match the following week on the show.

I think you all remember what happened, and I certainly don't have to remind you!

The same thing happened recently with Kofi Kingston. He earned a No. 1 contendership, also against Ziggler, for the IC title. The following week, he had his championship match. The only difference here was that Jack Swagger ran out and interfered by attacking Kofi, causing Ziggler to lose via DQ, but still retain the title.

These things considered, how could anyone possibly think that Morrison would end up winning? It's tragically predictable.

Why didn't the WWE Championship match happen at the Royal Rumble? What happened to Morrison's big push, and his long climb to the main event? Is it really all over, and this soon after he gets it?

On this past Monday's RAW, JoMo faced nemesis Sheamus in a singles match and, in a very pleasantly surprising move, won. But what exactly does the victory earn him? A win over Sheamus isn't that big of a deal because the Celtic Warrior has been faltering since losing the WWE Championship (even though he was involved in the triple-threat cage match to determine a new No. 1 contender last week).

Morrison is no longer the No. 1 contender for the Miz's title, as Randy Orton is back in that spot at the moment. Also, the biggest picture at the moment is still John Cena and Nexus—only this time, CM Punk is the faction's leader instead of Wade Barrett.

So, all that being said, where exactly does that leave John Morrison?

The WWE should not forget about this amazing talent. He's too good and too deserving to be passed up yet again. At this point, the only way the company can rectify things is if they have JoMo winning the Royal Rumble. So, we MoFos need to keep our fingers crossed!