John Morrison was one of the main draws of WWE television after he returned to the company in 2019. In the past, Morrison admitted admitted that his WWE return didn’t quite go as expected. He also commented on how WWE referees have too much power.

John Morrison has had incredible performances in the company and impressed many. He even had solid matches working with The Miz, among others. Unfortunately, he was still released by WWE last year.

While speaking with The Comedy Store, John Morrison stated that he believes referees in WWE have too much power and explainde why he felt so.

“Here’s one problem I have with WWE; this is the only thing I’ll say about them, they are really hellbent on protecting the officials. If you have five seconds to tag and you don’t get out, disqualification. Ten seconds out of the ring, disqualification. When has anyone bought a ticket to go watch a referee?


The ref is extremely important, but the ref’s role should be to facilitate the storytelling. Some of those refs, there are a couple in AEW that work hard cam better than the wrestlers. That’s enough about refs. You get the idea. If they don’t have any sort of control or power, then they are meaningless. You shouldn’t just bury the ref and do a bunch of crap that takes away all their power, but at the same time, you have to be able to cheat. It’s a show, people are going to see a show. You can do a lot more with leeway than you can with a strict ref.”

Morrison has kept himslef busy since his WWE release, as he competed in AAA among other promotions. We’ll have to seee what is next in store for the former WWE Superstar.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes

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