Breaking: Morrison Leaving WWE, Possibly Headed To TNA
After much speculation regarding his WWE status with his contract expiring soon, sources now appear to have a definitive answer regarding John Morrison. PWInsider reports that John Morrison is finishing up with WWE, and his final date will be next Monday’s RAW. Things could always change between now and November 30th, but for now, this is the end of Morrison in WWE.
Word going around is that TNA is very interested in bringing in Morrison and Melina as a couple. TNA is looking at making Morrison the star attraction of the X Division. There are early plans to have him feud with Austin Aries. No word yet if Morrison has spoke with TNA, directly or in-directly, as legally he shouldn’t, due to his WWE contract still being in effect. His contract expires at the end of November.
It’s said that Morrison wants out of WWE and the company wants him gone also. The fact that Vince McMahon doesn’t like him as a person pretty much sealed his fate.
If Morrison goes to TNA, he would have to use a different ring name as WWE owns the rights to the “John Morrison” name/gimmick.
It was first reported back in October that Morrison may not re-sign with WWE. Back in April of 2011, there was major backstage heat on John Morrison over his conduct at WrestleMania 27. It was also reported after WM 27 that Vince McMahon not only wasn’t a fan of Morrison, but didn’t like him on a personal level. The source went as far as to say “McMahon doesn’t respect Morrison as a man.”