John Morrison is considered one of the most gifted athletes in the industry due to his parkour style and excellent in-ring acumen. Morrison currently performs on the independent circuit under various ring names. He recently went on to speak about the CM Punk’s All Out backstage brawl controversy, since he has also shared a locker room with the Second City Savior.
The former Monday Night Delight rose to prominence during his two tenures in the WWE. John Morrison’s comradery with his on-screen partner, The Miz was widely regarded during his last run in the WWE. Apart from that, John has been a well-accomplished competitor for the company, winning multiple championships and being a part of major high-profile storylines.
Nowadays, John Morrison wrestles for various promotions on the independent circuit. He also made a few appearances for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling under the name Johnny Elite. However, the land of Elite still finds itself in the crosshairs of the famous backstage brawl involving CM Punk and The Elite. Morrison went on to talk about the controversy, as well as discussing CM Punk’s recent injury on the Adi Shankar’s BOOTLEG UNIVERSE.
“He’s always had a temper when things don’t go his way. In his defense, what he wants is to make it, you know? … I don’t know exactly the extent of his injuries, but I think he tore … his upper tricep or something on the dive, … which is very frustrating. So he’s frustrated because he’s got this big opportunity to carry the company, and he’s got this huge paycheck, and he tears his tricep and his foot.”
John Morrison also shared his thoughts on the backstage brawl that happened post AEW All Out media scrum involving CM Punk. He seems to understand where CM Punk was coming from in a way.
“He’s one of the people that changed the course of the industry, and it’s never cool to see anybody like that get hurt. What I think is funny is how he dealt with it because in some ways he just lashed out at the entire AEW roster. Whether they deserved it or not, I don’t know. From his point of view, they did.”
The former WWE Intercontinental Champion had all positive things to say about stepping in the ring with CM Punk in the WWE. They actually met in WWE’s incarnation of ECW prior to locking up on the main roster.
“I’ve wrestled the guy, not recently, but probably close to 100 times. At the beginning, we were butting heads quite a bit. It took like 20 matches, and then after that … I thought our chemistry was on point, and he became one of my favorite opponents.” Morrison and Punk had a lengthy feud in 2007 during the “WWE ECW” days. Both men fought each other for the “WWE ECW” World Heavyweight Championship, each coming away victorious at different points.”
CM Punk recently made his first television appearance since the All Out media scrum. He did some MMA commentary, and also made a joke about how nobody wants him in their locker room.
Punk then appeared on Talking Dead show on AMC, which aired following The Walking Dead’s season finale. The Best in the World will likely keep popping up, but he’s not in AEW.
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