Yesterday was a marvelous day wrestling wise. After spending 30 minutes watching one of the best matches of 2011 in Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, the anticipation for Monday Night RAW was at an all time high. Despite the utter disappointment I felt while watching WWE Night of Champions the night before, Florida Championship Wrestling shattered my one sided prediction that if a WWE pay-per-view was disastrous, the programming that followed would rest on the same boat.
This week’s RAW echoed its predecessors when it revolved around Triple H, CM Punk, and this non subliminal conspiracy that began at the conclusion of SummerSlam. As I struggled to digest countless weeks of repetitive programming, I found salvation in the fact that there’s always one bright light at the end of the tunnel.
While I can’t speak for everyone, I am inclined to say that my “bright light” is the Guru of Greatness, John Morrison. As the commander-in-chief of the Johntourage, when Morrison blessed us with his bedazzled presence, I took it upon myself to find an appropriate distraction while Alberto Del Rio buries Morrison six feet deep. Initially, my opinion was well received by my peers as it was obvious who would lose this match and his name isn’t Alberto Del Rio.
While Alberto Del Rio buried JoMo for 47 seconds (YouTube commenter timed it), I found myself in a place I’ve been since Morrison returned a few months ago. The Line in the Sand, the proverbial writing on the wall was shoved in my face but unlike the occasions of the past, I accepted it.
I accepted the fact that the guy I’ve admired for four years may take his ball and go home. It’s “not fair” right? How come a guy like John Morrison hasn’t come remotely close to becoming a World Champion while guys like the Great Khali have reigned as Champion for months?
It’s not fair that arguably the best in ring performer (it’s what you prefer) in the WWE is reduced to jobbing to a guy casual fans could care less about. It’s not fair that the Creative team doesn’t possess the quality that Vince McMahon hired them for. It’s not fair that Vince would rather listen to a team of yes-men than to listen to the WWE Universe.
Life isn’t fair.
As I type this, struggling to find a way to overcome this dilemma, I try to retain a positive perspective. Maybe John Morrison is taking his punishment? Maybe it was just something that will only occur on one occasion?
That’s when I realize that you can never be positive when it comes to the WWE. You always have to expect the worse and hope for the best as nothing the WWE orchestrates remains positive too long. What is that you say? “Rize, you’re being too irrational”. Like a fellow writer/friend stated “your irrationality is a part of your humanity”.
“The IWC gets attacked for making outrageous and naïve demands, yet it’s pretty natural thing to rail against perceived injustice and to be invested in the role of a favorite performer.”
The future of John Morrison as a WWE Superstar is definitely in question. I don’t know if he’s leaving but if I were to predict, yes, I believe he’s fed up with his treatment. Whatever JoMo decides to do, he’ll have the undying support of this fan.