A simple comparison of pictures between this list and the original will show the small and subtle changes that JoMo is going through. These changes, along with what seems to be the long awaited vote of confidence from creative keep Morrison where most people didn't want him the first time.
I hate to say I told you so but...I did!
Well, I got that out of the way. In all seriousness, when I initially ranked John Morrison as No. 4 on the original list, I received a fair bit of critique from the IWC haters who scream "heel turn! Mic skills!" at anything and everything that is associated with JoMo.
But in the four months since the writing of the original list, he's definitely endured a bit of personal evolution.
That beard he's sporting isn't just spontaneous. It's given him a more rugged and defined look, balancing out his rock star persona and weeding out the clean shaven overly babyface look that he had before.
Though he still has a way to go on mic skills, he's making a slow but conscious effort to improve and the fact that he's now receiving some of the biggest pops on RAW confirm that he's doing something right.
He's upped his aggression in the ring and even begun using a more realistic and effective looking finisher, driving his knee into the face of a downed opponent, while slowly cutting back on Starship Pain, which is apparently the Anti-Christ of all pro wrestling moves.
While the words of King Sheamus on RAW this past Monday were rather harsh, there was a bit of truth in them.
Feuding with the brutal and aggressive Celtic Warrior was exactly what John Morrison needed to step himself up to the next level.
Much like Shawn Michaels did with Mick Foley, much like John Cena did with JBL, Morrison's diehard attitude and resilience in the face of an intense and rugged opponent not only upped his level in the ring, it's sparked all kinds of new connection from the crowd.
Finally, the crowd has been given reason to emotionally invest in this guy, which is what I said all along was the only thing he needed.
He's coming hot off the heels of a big win over the King of the Ring and a clean pin in a non-title affair over United States Champion Daniel Bryan and delivered big time in the very first match, and title bout, of 2011 in a breathtaking Falls Count Anywhere match against The Miz.
I'll say it till I'm blue in the face. Have some patience and keep your eyes on John Morrison. He's a lot more than anyone is willing to give him the appropriate credit for.