Friday, October 30, 2020

John Morrison Reveals Talks With AEW Before Signing with WWE

The Smackdown Superstar reveals he had talks with AEW prior to signing with WWE

WWE Smackdown Superstar John Morrison recently appeared on the Chris Van Vliet podcast. The ‘Shaman of Sexy’ discussed a number of topics during his time on the show; including talks that he had with AEW before eventually re-signing with WWE back in 2019.

Morrison originally left WWE back in November 2011. Since that time John Morrison would appear in a number of high profile promotions, including Lucha Underground and IMPACT Wrestling. Morrison was also heavily involved in the worldwide independent scene for the likes of 5 Star Wrestling (UK), PWG and Dragon Gate USA.

John Morrison on Leaving Lucha Underground

- Advertisement -

The former AAA Mega Champion revealed on the podcast that Lucha Underground ‘folding’ was a major reason he would explore a return to WWE. “So when season four of Lucha Underground ended? They have some stuff on their contracts where there’s a tail” John Morrison began on the podcast.

“The tail doesn’t start until the episodes stop airing, so I’d signed with IMPACT.” Morrison didn’t confirm if there was a clause in the Lucha Underground contract that would’ve prohibited him from joining WWE at that time. Although, it is likely that he could not sign for another television based promotion, which is intriguing as he would end up signing for IMPACT Wrestling.

“When everything was free and clear? I decided ‘I’m a free agent again, completely free like no ties anywhere. I’m going to figure out where I want to go.'” John Morrison continued. “So I talked to WWE, and I talked to AEW.”

Morrison then revealed that he would end up signing with WWE following a conversation with Vince McMahon. “I had a really good conversation with Vince and they made me a really nice offer. And, I ended up taking it.”

Do you think that John Morrison was right to go back to WWE or should he have picked AEW? Let us know in the comments

Trending Articles

Becky Lynch Shows Off Baby Bump In Shadow Photo

Becky Lynch decided it was time to show off the first photo of her baby bump as she’s expecting her first child...

WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Results (10/28): Two Title Matches, McAfee’s Faction

The October 28, 2020 episode of WWE NXT aired live on the USA Network from Orlando, Florida at the Capitol Wrestling Center. 

WWE Shortens Matt Riddle’s Ring Name

Weeks after being drafted to WWE's Raw brand, Matt Riddle is the latest WWE wrestler to have his name shortened. Matt Riddle...

Bully Ray: “I Do Not Want The Hollywood Version of The Rock in this Roman Reigns Storyline”

WWE Hall of Famer and co-host of SiriusXM's Busted Open Radio Bully Ray recently commented on the Roman Reigns main event run...

Update On Chelsea Green’s Main Roster Call Up

Chelsea Green's last official match was on May 27th, 2020. She teamed with Charlotte Flair on NXT and defeated the team of...

Latest Wrestling News

Mark Jindrak Says “Boring” Triple H Should Have Been Kicked Out Of Evolution

On an episode of the WWE Network's "Ruthless Aggression" series focussed on Evolution, Triple H stated that both he and Ric Flair...

Paige ‘Cannot Deal’ With WWE Anymore: “I Broke My Neck Twice For This Company”

Paige is not happy with WWE's recent policy of assuming ownership of the Twitch accounts owned and operated by members of its...

Reported Reason Why WWE Shortened Matt Riddle’s Name

Matt Riddle is now just Riddle in WWE. The news was revealed yesterday and his name was officially changed on According...

AJ Styles Releases Statement On “Suspending” His Twitch Stream

WWE's 3rd Party ban has gone into effect for Twitch channels owned and operated by members of its roster. AJ Styles released...

WWE & Netflix Reach “Groundbreaking Deal” For Vince McMahon Documentary

WWE and Netflix have reached a "groundbreaking deal" to produce & release a new multi-part documentary on the life WWE Chairman & CEO Vince...

MLW Fusion Restart Announced For November 18th

Major League Wrestling's #TheRestart campaign has come to a head. In a video released Thursday night, it was revealed that MLW Fusion...

WWE Shortens Matt Riddle’s Ring Name

Weeks after being drafted to WWE's Raw brand, Matt Riddle is the latest WWE wrestler to have his name shortened. Matt Riddle...

WWE Reports Strong Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

WWE released its Q3 2020 financial results Thursday afternoon. Visit for the full breakdown, with more detailed financial data.