John Morrison was one of the main draws of WWE television after he returned to the company in 2019. In the past, Morrison admitted that his WWE return didn’t quite go as expected.

The Guru of Greatness had incredible performances in the company and impressed many fans. He even had solid matches working with The Miz, among others. Unfortunately, he was still released by WWE last year. That being said, WWE releasing his wife sure put a dampter on things.

While speaking to Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston, John Morrison talked about his WWE release. Morrison revealed that he didn’t want to stay in WWE after they released his wife Taya Valkyrie.

Anyway, I don’t want to get into it. The thing about it is, after Taya was gone, I didn’t want to be there anymore. When I heard I was being released, I went through the eight steps of grief, or ten, however many, in like 30 seconds. From surprised to shock to regret to okay.


They didn’t even say ‘best of luck in your future endeavors.’ I thought that he said that to people. I didn’t get that out of (John) Laurinaitis. I wonder if someone said that to him [laughs]. I didn’t love him or hate him.

I thought he had a very tough job. I didn’t realize what he was doing behind the scenes. In retrospect, that’s pretty messed up. He has to deal with that and he created his own problems.”

WWE also cancelled a feud between The Miz and John Morrison. Morrison has worked for multiple promotions since being released by WWE including AEW, GCW, AAA, and PROGRESS. He will also compete at The Wrestling Showcase on September 3rd. Obviously, John Morrison is busy, and it’s anyone’s guess where he will appear next.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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