Matt Morgan got his start in WWE’s Tough Enough program and was involved in a few matches during that time period from 2004 to 2005. However, he eventually parted ways with the company and made his way to TNA. That being said, he was supposed to return at the 2014 Royal Rumble.

After departing from WWE, Morgan took on several wrestling opportunities with TNA/IMPACT and New Japan Pro Wrestling before ultimately retiring from full-time wrestling in 2014.

While speaking during a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Matt Morgan revealed that he was supposed to make his return to WWE during the 2014 Royal Rumble, but his son’s birth put a stop to those plans.

“I would have had that chance when I was supposed to go back and re-debut with them [in] 2014, January 2014. The Royal Rumble. I was going to be The Blueprint finally on WWE TV, not TNA. But my son Jackson was born January 7. And that was something that my wife and I had been praying on for 12 straight years, we went through eight rounds of IVF, none of them worked. And by the grace of God, she naturally got pregnant, the biggest thing for me in my life ever, ever! And so when he was born, and I held him for the first time, this switch went off in my head, I’m done. I’m not going back on the road, I need to be a dad and I need to be home here every night, you know, with my son.


And like I’ve said many times that ended up being the right decision because just, you know, almost three short years later, a little bit under three years later, Jackson was diagnosed as being nonverbal autistic. So again, it’s a tag team, between me and my wife, on being able to take care of him and do the listening and the myriad things we have to do every single day before he goes to school after he goes to school. All the therapy needs, you know, getting them in the right charter school, that all those different things that are very important. But let’s say it never happened. I was on track to be re-debuting for Royal Rumble 2014 that January. And so I called them up. I told them what happened.”

In addition to his wrestling career, Morgan currently holds the position of District 4 City Commissioner in Longwood, Florida. He previously served as the mayor of the city from 2019 to 2020. Regarding his wrestling career, Morgan’s last in-ring appearance was on a June 2022 episode of Impact Wrestling, where he was interviewed.

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