Franky Monet has discussed the origins of her husband John Morrison’s ‘Johnny Drip Drip’ character while saying she can’t wait for the WWE Universe to see ‘Franky Drip Drip’ in the future.
Monet might be a newcomer to NXT but she is no stranger to wrestling fans who know her as Taya Valkyrie. Under her former ring name, Monet became the longest reigning Knockouts Champion in IMPACT Wrestling history.
Now in NXT Monet is bringing her own unmistakable style and flair to the black and gold brand. Something that her husband John Morrison has been doing himself since his WWE return at the beginning of 2020. Rejoining The Miz, John Morrison has fancied himself something of a rapper which is never more evident than when he and Miz were embroiled in a feud with rap superstar Bad Bunny.
Speaking to Rich Ucchino of Sportskeeda, Franky Monet revealed the origins of Morrison’s ‘Johnny Drip Drip’ nickname:
“We were all driving in a car, Me, John, Tessa (Blanchard), and Keira (Hogan) after a taping to go and eat dinner. At this, you know, 24 hour diner. Something ridiculous in New York. And we were playing Cardi B in the car and we’re all delusional from lack of sleep and all this kind of stuff and being super hungry. And John, I don’t know if anyone knows this, but John likes to rap (laughs). He started rapping to Cardi B. And it was within that car ride that Johnny Drip Drip was born.”
“I don’t even remember who it was that said like, ‘Oh my God, Johnny Drip Drip!’ But like, it just became a thing. And then if you look at the first music video that Miz and him did right after COVID had started, for that WrestleMania last year, that was the introduction to the WWE universe, to who Johnny Drip Drip was. Listen, sometimes there’s a lot of drip drip talk. Okay. It’s a lot. It’s a lot, but he’s having the most fun I’ve seen him have in a long time.”
Franky Monet then discussed if she could ever see herself working alongside Morrison on WWE television. Monet says it could happen in the future but for now, she’s happy forging her own path to the top.
“I think that we have unconditional chemistry that can not be denied on screen, in the ring, you know? But I want to make a point of having the WWE Universe learn who I am on my own as well. So I think that this time in NXT for me is very important. I’m being reintroduced to some fans who’ve never heard of me. And I just think it’s important that they get to know who I am on my own, first. So eventually, absolutely. I can’t wait for Franky Drip Drip (laughs), but I’m also just really excited to find my way and have everyone know who I am and what I bring to the table on my own as well.”