Tuesday, November 29, 2011

John Morrison Released by John Laurinaitis After Raw

A recent report from TWNPnews.com notes that John Morrison was given the "future endeavors" treatment from WWE.  A video was posted on WWE.com featuring interim Raw GM John Laurinaitis in an interview after Raw.  Laurinaitis said to Morrison:

“I truly wish you the best.  Your contract was coming up in the next couple weeks anyway, and, looking at your win/loss record, I really wasn’t going to sign you anyway. That being said, it’s kind of a win/win for WWE and John Morrison. I hope you take some time to get your mind and body in order. Get well soon."

Monday's episode of Raw saw John Morrison get destroyed by The Miz in a "Falls Count Anywhere" match.  The start of the contest saw Miz attack Morrison's leg with a pipe.  The ending of the match saw Miz smash Morrison face first into part of the WWE set on stage, before hitting the Skullcrushing Finale up on the hard stage floor.  There was no pinfall, just the ref calling the match over due to Morrison being comatose.  Morrison was taken away on a stretcher, and probably won't be back with WWE for quite a while.  This comes not long after John Morrison was featured as part of the Survivor Series Pay-Per-View, going up against Dolph Ziggler for the United States Championship, yet coming up short.

This seems quite similar to Jeff Hardy's departure, although Morrison wasn't in the sort of outside trouble Hardy was.  Remember back to CM Punk destroying Jeff Hardy up on stage as his final send-off from WWE.  It's strange how guys are written off this show in this way, rather than some other way, like a big win.  However, a big win would be part of momentum, and a push, something that Morrison should've had.  He was in the title pictures several times and held the Intercontinental and tag titles.  Unfortunately, he never quite got there in terms of the major championships.

JMo is one talented wrestler and can certainly entertain crowds with his high-flying acrobatics in and out of the ring.  His mic and promo skills may need some work still.  For now, he gets to leave the WWE, which also released his girlfriend, diva Melina some time ago.  Hopefully for the sake of the WWE Universe, Morrison will make a return, and then capture the bigger championship he deserves.

Story source: TWNPnews.com

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