John Morrison has claimed that the recent shift in wrestling industry represents an opportunity for stars such as himself.
When Vince McMahon announced his retirement from WWE on July 22nd the landscape of professional wrestling changed dramatically. With McMahon stepping down, Triple H became Head of Creative, Stephanie McMahon was installed as Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan.
The changes at the top of WWE have already led to changes on television with a number of former stars returning to the company, and all programming feeling noticeably different. This has meant that stars who may never have been considered for a spot in WWE, could have that opportunity as philosophies have shifted.
Since leaving WWE on November 18th 2021, John Morrison has been on something of a tour of the world’s major wrestling promotions, appearing in AAA, IMPACT Wrestling and AEW to name just a few.
Speaking in a new interview with Ten Count on NBC Sports Boston, Morrison commented on what the industry-wide shift could be mean for himself and others.
“I don’t know what exactly that means for me, but for pro wrestlers like me who are unsigned, it means opportunity. Where? I don’t know. When? I also don’t know. I think, sometimes, with [Karrion] Kross and Dexter Lumis, like, seeing him too, the time was right, and I think they made the right move, and sometimes it’s better to wait, and sometimes it’s better to go to the other place. It just depends on who you are and what your style is. I’m figuring all that out.”
Elsewhere, Morrison reflected on his own exit from WWE revealing that as soon as his partner Taya Valkyrie was released, he had no desire to remain with the company.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.