WrestleMania: The Showcase of the Immortals, the Grandest Stage of Them All, the biggest event in wrestling history. These are titles that WrestleMania is known by, and they are well-deserved and rightfully earned.
Many of the greatest matches have happened at this event, as well as some of the most memorable and iconic moments. This is the event where men and women are immortalized, become legends through one amazing performance and that moment that will live on in our hearts forever.
At this moment, one man needs that WrestleMania moment more than ever and his name is John Morrison.
As stated before, John Morrison is in the grey area of one's status in a company, between becoming the next big name and legend, or just another lifetime midcarder. He has been on perhaps the biggest roll of his career, starting from his win over Sheamus at Survivor Series last year, and has been to keep that momentum and even raise it up.
He has given us some of the most breathtaking and unbelievable spots and moments ever, such as his incredible save in the Royal Rumble match, and his incredible dive from the top of the Elimination Chamber, or how about his show-stealing performances at TLC and the first Raw of 2011 against Miz and Sheamus. He's got the talent as it seems.
Morrison has proved he's ready, but after Elimination Chamber, he's seemed to have nowhere to go, which is not a good sign.
John Morrison is my favorite wrestler, and as one of his biggest fans, I felt great disappointment and anger, for I was waiting all night for Morrison to show up, but then it was followed by a sense of dread: Will Morrison even be a part of WrestleMania?
The thought is very frightening to me to say the least. While I do believe he will win a World Title in 2011, if he does not compete on the Grandest Stage of Them All, it will kill his push, and I firmly believe he deserves to be on the card and show this year. And if Morrison hopes to win the Big One, he needs one thing before he can reach the top:
A defining WrestleMania moment.
The Showcase of the Immortals has been host to some of the most legendary and time-enduring moments that fans have ever seen. When you think of legends, icons, and big names in the business today, you can recount a WrestleMania moment or two for nearly every single one of them.
For Hogan, it was slamming Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III, for Michaels it was winning the WWE Title as his boyhood dream came true at WrestleMania 12. For Austin, it was his never giving up to the Sharpshooter as blood poured down his face at WrestleMania 13.
For Rock, it was his epic staredown with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18. For Triple H, it was hoisting the Undisputed Title high at the same WrestleMania. For Jeff Hardy, it was his deaf-defying Swanton from a 20-ft ladder at WrestleMania 2000. For Edge, his spear from a 20-ft ladder to a dangling Jeff at WrestleMania 17.
For Foley, being speared through a flaming table at WrestleMania 22. For Cena, winning his first WWE Championship and celebrating with the crowd at WrestleMania 21...
The list goes on and on, and I while cannot cover every great 'Mania moment in this article, you now realize the importance and power of WrestleMania moments.
For some, it is the proverbial icing on the cake to an already Hall of Fame career, such as Foley and Flair. For others, it is the moments that solidifies their status as a legend and icon, such as Rock and Triple H. And for others, it is what launches their careers to the top, such as Austin and Michaels.
For Morrison, there is no better time for his own WrestleMania moment. With his amazing athletic ability, he can deliver a moment that makes our jaw drops, or with his own intensity and determination, he can give us a moment of great emotion and elation.
A defining WrestleMania moment is exactly what Morrison needs to finally get out of the proverbial grey area he is in. He needs to finally get out of the midcard, and move up to the main-event.
I have several ideas for what Morrison could do at WrestleMania, such as being in Money in the Bank and winning the briefcase, or facing against Ziggler to determine No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship, or hell, ever face off against Jericho in what would be the Jericho-Michaels of this era and generation.
But right now, John Morrison's WrestleMania future is real cloudy and uncertain, no one knowing where the King of Parkour will go on the Road to WrestleMania, or if he'll even be at the grand event.
But without a doubt, if he will be at WrestleMania 27, he must have a defining WrestleMania moment if he hopes to be a legend one day. So I pose this question: Will John Morrison get his defining WrestleMania moment he desperately needs, and if so, what do you think it will be?
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