WWE: The REAL Reason Why John Morrison and Drew McIntyre are Jobbers?

Hello Revolutionaries, RiZE here with an interesting set of news. It’s no secret that I am the biggest John Morrison mark on this planet. As of late, the frequency of stories revolving around Morrison’s impending WWE departure have gotten to a point where I don’t blame Morrison for exiting the WWE. Since his return, Morrison has become the WWE’s most noteworthy jobber, losing squash matches to the likes of Alberto Del Rio, Mark Henry, and Christian in less than five minutes.

The reason for Morrison’s relentless burial is reportedly his relationship with former WWE Diva, Melina.

For some time now, rumors of Melina’s infidelity and promiscuous behavior have caused fans and Vince McMahon to view Morrison in a negative live. Morrison refused to confront Dave Batista after he had a sexual relationship with Melina and this caused McMahon to lose respect for Morrison as a man. Yeah, the infamous Vince McMahon mentality strikes again.

The WrestleMania 27 fiasco with Melina/Trish Stratus followed by Melina attending a RAW episode a few days after her release from the company reportedly put backstage heat on JoMo. Morrison, who had just returned from a neck injury, was subject to a loss in every match he competed in.

With the exception of three matches, John Morrison has lost every single match he has partaken in since his return. This isn’t just live television, this is house shows included.

While most tend to blame WM 27 and Morrison’s “attitude”, a report published by F4WOnline.com, states “It’s believed that John Morrison will be leaving WWE soon. It’s said that he has done nothing wrong or caused trouble for officials but there’s speculation that like Drew McIntyre, Morrison is paying the price for who he was dating – former WWE Diva Melina”

On AfterBuzz, Maria Kanellis and Lilian Garcia spoke highly of Drew McIntyre and John Morrison before questioning why both aren’t getting pushed.

Here’s what Maria had to say about McIntyre:

I have a feeling he’s paid for someone else’s sins, problems, because Drew’s really good. I’d love to see him do more stuff, but it’s unfortunate that that happens.”

In case you’re unaware of what Maria’s referring to, McIntyre and his then wife, Taryn “Tiffany” Terell, got into a confrontation in Los Angeles last year shortly before Summerslam. It was reported that Terell was physical with McIntyre and was arrested for domestic violence. Tiffany was released by the WWE a few weeks later while McIntyre has been reduced to jobbing since the WWE Draft.

A few moments later, Maria said this about Morrison:

“I think it’s a lot of complications of outside stuff. I think that a lot of times they go with who’s going to be there, who’s always going to be there, who’s going to be the easiest. He’s very easy and I love him to pieces, but I think its outside complications. I think that’s why.”

Before I could hand out my “I told you so” to those who’ve defended Melina, another report was published by WrestleNewz.com.

This time, it was Melina responding to a comment made by some guy on twitter. The individual said “Will you stand trial for killing your bf’s career” #PrayForJoMo.”

The individual sent this to Melina after Morrison was buried by Christian in a short match and was subsequently attacked by Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, and Dolph Ziggler.

Melina responded via direct message and had this to say:

“The WWE did it. I never did anything but stand by him through thick and thin. We should all be so lucky as to have someone like that in our lives.”

“John worked his ass off and did EVERYTHING he was told. The blame shouldn’t be put on me. Blame the WWE”

I’m a little half and half on this situation. For one, I don’t think talented superstars like McIntyre and Morrison should be blamed for the actions of their significant other. Simply put, we can blame the WWE for this as they’re the ones administering the burials.  On the other hand, I do feel as if Melina has contributed greatly to the downfall of Morrison and the backstage opinion of him.

In the end, it’s sad that these guys are in their position they’re in because of this.

I stand behind Morrison’s decision to leave and McIntyre should consider doing so too as he hasn’t won a match in ages.

I wonder if McMahon would forgive them if they were bodybuilder like and equipped with an unlimited supply of baby oil.

Come on, you know it’s true.



Dear WWE, Please Release John Morrison from his Contract

Five years ago, I found myself skipping WWE’s Flagship Programming (SmackDown and RAW) in favor of the WWE’s red headed step child, ECW. After almost two years of watching John Cena and Dave Batista clean out the red and blue brands, I decided that I’d tune into ECW for some unpredictable programming.  After a few months of stellar ECW programming, the WWE began airing vignettes for the debut of CM Punk.

Initially, I was intrigued by Punk and his straightedge gimmick to the point where I anticipated his debut more than the return of my then favorite WWE Superstar, Dave Batista. Unsurprisingly, Punk delivered and I’ve remained his biggest fan to this day.  Thing is, I admired Punk to a point where I despised all of his adversaries.

You can imagine how I felt about Hardcore Holly when he ended his undefeated streak.

Nonetheless, when Punk finally set his sights on the ECW Championship the following year, I was star struck when I realized he would be facing the Rabid Wolverine, Chris Benoit. Benoit was also a favorite amongst yours truly as he was my go to guy whenever I wanted a quality matchup.

When Benoit and Punk defeated Elijah Burke and Marcus Cor Von in singles matches to determine who would face off for the vacant ECW Championship, I was thrilled. However, a match that occurred on that same edition of ECW also thrilled yours truly.

ECW Newcomer, Johnny Nitro, defeated Nunzio in his largely ignored debut. To be honest, I didn’t like Johnny Nitro and figured this matchup would be a snore. To my surprise, Nitro put on a great match while displaying some of the most unique offense I’ve ever witnessed.

Don’t get me started on the corkscrew neckbreaker.

I lightened my opinion of Johnny Nitro that night and considered him “okay” in my book.

When Vengeance Night of Champions rolled around, I was surprised to learn that Nitro would replace Benoit because of some problems Chris Benoit had. I wasn’t thrilled when I learned of the news but considering Nitro’s performance against Nunzio a few days before.

However, my fandom of CM Punk ruled out any possibility of Nitro picking up the win.

At the time, I didn’t use the internet as much as had no knowledge of Vince McMahon’s hatred of CM Punk and his gimmick.

Johnny Nitro won the match with an elevated corkscrew neckbreaker while I was left in awe.

To be honest, I was infuriated by this decision and was hoping Punk or Benoit would win the championship from Nitro the first chance they got. Unfortunately, Chris Benoit’s life had met its horrific end and the actions of Chris Benoit overshadowed anything WWE related.

I realized that it was in everyone’s best interest to move on and forget the actions of Chris Benoit while enjoying WWE programming.

As the weeks passed, Johnny Nitro began to grow on me through his exquisite performances against John Cena and Tommy Dreamer. I “liked” Nitro but it was just something about his character that kept me from adopting this guy as a favorite amongst myself. That’s when the transformation of Johnny Nitro to John Morrison occurred.

John Morrison had it.

The arrogance, swagger, and wrestling style that clicked with a fan like myself.

John Morrison became my favorite WWE Superstar that day (besides Punk) and remains my favorite to this day. As I look back on his transformation and additional time in the WWE, it brings about a feeling out bitterness and anger.


He’s leaving the WWE soon.

Yes, the proverbial writing on the wall has been apparent to me for quite some time. Instead of thinking realistically like I am accustom to, I tried to remain positive and ignore the fact that he was losing every match he had partaken in since his return.

My positivity forced me to ignore the incidents with Trish Stratus, derogatory comments on Twitter, and relationship with Melina as possible factors for a dismissal/departure from the WWE.

Reality hit me in the face over the course of a 47 second squash match that saw Del Rio destroy Morrison with ease. In the weeks that followed, Morrison’s undeniable losing streak continued with him laying down in fatal four way and singles matchup’s.

Last night, I got a glimmer of hope when he faced Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship. The fact that Cody Rhodes defeated Morrison in formal attire displays the fact that the match was meant for Rhodes to go over and the WWE to bury JoMo for no apparent reason.

I thought that this may’ve been the WWE’s way of sparking a feud between Morrison and Rhodes but I was in for a rude awakening tonight.

As Mark Henry stood calmly in the ring for a matchup on Monday Night RAW, I whispered to myself “please don’t be Morrison”.

Moments later, there he was making his way to the ring with the infamous tune by Stonefree Experience playing in the background. Unsurprisingly, Morrison was easily defeated by Mark Henry under two minutes.

While I’ve become accustom to Morrison jobbing on a constant basis, the fact that the WWE went through with this on his birthday is absolutely disgusting.

Despite my wave of emotions to this and the WWE as a whole, I can truthfully say this guy is the only reason I remain a viewer of WWE programming. Despite this, I firmly believe he should go through with his departure or the WWE should release him from his contract.

This consistent and pointless burying is getting to a point where Morrison won’t be able to recover if this is punishment for some of Morrison’s questionable actions.

I observe the cases of Montel Vontavious Porter and Randal Keith Orton as kind notions to my opinion. MVP was too cocky backstage and was buried by WWE management until they decided they would use him properly once again. Thing is, Porter’s burial had gotten to a point where he couldn’t recover from it.

It was that bad.

On the other hand, I use Orton to display the double standard in the WWE.

A few months back, Orton aired out Kelly Kelly and her promiscuous ways on a radio show while criticizing a number of his colleagues. There was indeed backstage heat on Orton but nothing came of it. The Viper got away with his derogatory comments while Morrison is undoubtedly paying for his.

It infuriates me to continue watching this treatment when others have done/said worse and have gotten the proverbial “slap on the wrist”.

Now that the end of this burial is nowhere in sight, I hope I read Morrison’s name on a future endeavored list soon as the WWE is tarnishing him for the fans who have admire him for years.

WWE: John Morrison and a Glimpse of His Side of the Story



Here I stand, more than six years after I was called up to main roster with Joey Mercury and Melina. In a mere six years, I have won almost every championship possible. From the Intercontinental to the ECW, my accomplishments are almost unmatched by any Superstar on the current roster.  At this point, the only title that has eluded me was one of the two World Championships.

While winning the World or WWE Championship has always been my ultimate goal, I now find myself alone on this road to the top. After an on and off the relationship that began when I was a contestant on a recently resurrected reality show, I find myself without the woman I’ve been in love with for years.

Normally, I wasn’t thrilled when I learned of her release. I felt as if the WWE was making a mistake but I understand this is a business and not everyone shares the same opinion as me. The decision put me in a place I’ve never been before. It allowed me time to reflect on my career and what it took for me to get here.

Chapter One: ECW Champion, Transformation, CM Punk, Teaming with Miz

One point in time has stood out. It was 2007 and 15,000 jam packed the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. In a strange twist of fate, officials informed me that I would face CM Punk for the ECW Championship. This came as a shock to me since Chris Benoit was originally scheduled for the match.

The Rabid Wolverine was unable to attend the event and I was selected as Punk’s opponent. The WWE wanted to have me as an option whenever Chris Benoit returned. I wasn’t the typical “ECW” Superstar and I’m positive most felt this match would be a walk in the park for Punk. However, officials booked me to win the match, much to the shock of the live audience.

The exhilarating feeling of winning the ECW Championship was soon clouded with horror when WWE Officials informed the locker room that Chris Benoit had passed away. When the details of Benoit’s passing came to light, officials informed us that Benoit practically a stranger now.

In light of the Benoit controversy, I partook in my first match as ECW Champion. The WWE wanted to put me in a matchup with its biggest star in John Cena. Despite a great matchup, I was booked to lose the match but I felt as if I did great in defeat.

The officials informed that I would undergo a character transformation. To my surprise, the WWE allowed me to create almost every aspect of my new character. I always felt I had a resemblance to legendary Doors Rocker, Jim Morrison, and I ultimately decided to model my new gimmick/character after him.

I really got into Jim Morrison. I spent time reading his biography, related books, and his books of poetry. I wanted to immerse myself into the role and this was the best way. Jim Morrison possessed a mysterious quality that made it seem like he was always on the edge.

I created my promos, catch phrases, and my slow motion entrance.

My new gimmick was self complementary and conceited. In turn, I was the perfect opponent for CM Punk. My program with CM Punk stretched over three pay per views as I arose as the victor in each encounter.

After the SummerSlam matchup, I was informed that I would enter a program with the Boogeyman. Before the program could be ignited, I was suspended for violating the WWE Wellness Policy. Sports Illustrated broke the news of numerous WWE suspensions (me included). I felt as if I had made the biggest mistake of my life. If life teaches you anything, it’s that you learn from your mistakes. Before my suspension commenced, I dropped the ECW Championship to CM Punk.

Upon my return, I defeated CM Punk in a non title matchup. I wasn’t surprised as Vince McMahon and ECW Creative had been on a personal crusade against Punk since his debut.  The program with Punk didn’t last long as The Miz was soon added to the mix. I was placed into a mini feud with Miz that was turned into a fully fledged partnership.

Obviously, we were pinned as odd pairing. In our first match as a team, we defeated another odd pairing in Matt Hardy and MVP for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Our title reign lasted several months with us defeating the likes of Kane and CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer and Colin Delaney, and the Hardy Boyz.

Throughout our time as a team, Miz became one of my best friends. Despite our friendship, most felt that I would become the huge star while Miz would reside in the mid card. I waved off the speculation because you never know what’ll happen in the WWE.

The Dirtsheet was created during our time together. The WWE gave us creative control and we made the best of it with numerous comedic skits and harsh criticism towards other WWE Superstars. I think the show allowed fans to witness what we were really like.

Zack Ryder is doing the same today.

Our first title reign ended at the hands of Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a four way tag team match that saw Hawkins and Ryder pin Jesse and Festus. We sporadically feuded with DX and Cryme Tyme while retaining our relevance through the DirtSheet.

In the months that followed, we won the World Tag Team Championships while picking up two Slammy Awards for the Dirtsheet and Tag Team of the year. WWE Management placed us in a feud with WWE Tag Team Champions, The Colons.  We traded wins while temporarily picking up the Bella Twins as our valets.

The angle culminated in a match at WrestleMania XXV when they defeated us to unify the Tag Team Championships.

The loss was a result of Creative wanting to split our team up. I was ecstatic when I learned of this while the split came at the conclusion of a match during the 2009 WWE Draft. The Miz would solidify his status as a heel by attacking me and sparking a feud with John Cena.

On the other hand, I remained a heel for my last ECW match with Evan Bourne.

Moments before the match, I learned that I would be drafted to SmackDown and repackaged as a face.

Chapter Two: SmackDown, Face turn, Intercontinental Champion, R-Truth

My face turn wouldn’t come immediately as I was booked as a heel for a matchup with R-Truth. The WWE pulled the trigger on my face turn with a match against Shelton Benjamin and a backstage confrontation with Chris Jericho.

I was ecstatic as this was the first time I would portray a face in my professional wrestling career. This was around the time I picked up Starship Pain as my finisher.  I was placed into a program with Shelton Benjamin. Shelton is a superb working and I felt we could tear the house down at will. During my feud with Shelton, I also faced Chris Jericho on numerous occasions.

Jericho was the locker room leader at the time and Creative felt a few matches with Jericho would do wonders for my face status.

As the mini feud with Jericho ended, I took on Shelton at Judgment Day. In a highly contested matchup, I defeated Shelton as Creative decided to end the feud. I didn’t have a solid direction but faced Umaga and Edge in great matchups.

The crowd was behind me and WWE Management felt it was only a matter of time before I would become World Champion.  So they decided to place me in a series of matches with then World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk.

I won each encounter and was in line for a World Title matchup.

My opportunity would come in a match with new World Champion, Jeff Hardy. The match was great but officials wanted to continue Punk’s heel turn and saw no reason for me to win the World Champion. Once again, I found myself without a clear cut direction until Rey Mysterio violated the Wellness Policy.

Mysterio had to drop the Intercontinental Championship to someone and he chose me. In one of the best matches of my career, I defeated Mysterio after Starship Pain. As Rey served his suspension, I was placed in a program with Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler was in a feud with Mysterio before I was brought into the mix.

I successfully defended the title against Ziggler (twice) and newcomer, Eric Escobar. At this point, I felt as if the Intercontinental Championship was the catalyst that would eventually lead to me winning the World Championship. While I was dominating the mid card on SmackDown, The Miz won the U.S. Championship on RAW.

Creative set up a matchup at Bragging Rights between us.  Ultimately, I lost the matchup to the Miz. Afterwards, I was slowly de-pushed by management.

The WWE placed me in a program with Drew McIntyre that ended with me dropping the IC Title to Scotsman.

I dropped the Intercontinental title before and felt McIntyre would thrive by defeating me.

After the feud with McIntyre ended, I was momentarily placed into the World Title picture. I was a combatant in the Elimination Chamber but I was ultimately pinned by The Undertaker.  Once again, I was left without any solid direction.

I was placed in an angle with R-Truth that saw us challenge ShoMiz for the Unified Tag Team Championship. Ultimately, we lost the matchup and continued to tag sporadically afterwards.

The WWE gave me a glimmer of hope when I was booked to defeat then World Champion, Jack Swagger, in a matchup on SmackDown. The feud ended before it got off the ground as I was drafted to RAW with R-Truth and Edge.

Chapter Three: RAW, Obscurity, MITB, Nexus

In the months that followed, I took some time off due to an ankle injury, sporadically feuded with Ted Dibiase, and mentored Eli Cottonwood on WWE NXT.

I questioned my status in the company as I hadn’t won a match in some time. I participated in the first RAW MITB matchup but it was won by The Miz. It seems as if the predictions of others backfired when Miz was seemingly on his way to the top while I was fading in mid card obscurity.

I was thrilled for Mike as he works harder than most of the locker room. I felt my opportunity would come but it would require patience on my part. I was placed on Team WWE in its match against Nexus at SummerSlam. I was eliminated early on but the feeling of performing in front of your home crowd outweighed it.

After I dropped out of the Nexus angle, I grew out my beard and was slowly returned to prominence through a win over Chris Jericho. In the weeks that followed, the WWE wanted to display my parkour training. They taped a backstage segment of me doing some standard Parkour techniques before my matches.

Chapter Four: Resurgence, Parkour, Sheamus, Contender

Parkour was flashy and as a fan of Macho Man, Shawn Michaels, and Ricky Steamboat, I wanted to utilize a unique, high flying style.  Parkour was my mesh as I was a big fan of movement and flashy styles used by Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan. I wanted to challenge myself as flashy is more difficult.

I was placed into matchups with Sheamus and Jericho that saw me defeat Jericho twice only to lose to Sheamus because of interference by Y2J.

WWE Creative inserted me into the Daniel Bryan/Miz feud for WWE Hell in a Cell. Daniel Bryan ultimately won the match while I went on to join Team RAW for Bragging Rights. Team SmackDown won the matchup after Edge pinned Miz but I was informed that I would feud with former WWE Champion, Sheamus.

Creative would have Sheamus bully Santino while I was inserted to make the save before Sheamus could cause Santino physical harm. After weeks of thwarting Sheamus’ plans, the WWE set up a matchup for Survivor Series.

This was my first singles pay per view matchup in almost a year.

The WWE booked me to defeat Sheamus and I felt as if I was on my way to finally winning the WWE Championship. The feud continued as the 2010 WWE King of the Ring tournament commenced. I defeated Tyson Kidd, Cody Rhodes, and Alberto Del Rio en route to the finals. Ultimately, WWE booked Sheamus to defeat me so a rubber match could be set up.

Creative set up a ladder match for the 2nd annual TLC pay per view. The difference is, the winner would challenge the WWE Champion. In what is called one of the best matches of 2010, I defeated Sheamus for the number one contendership.

Backstage, Officials were thrilled by my performance. You can imagine how I felt knowing I was on the good side of bookers.

I was finally realizing my dreams. However, the WWE Championship was wrapped tightly around the waist of my best friend, The Miz. Despite being the number one contender, I knew my time hadn’t come yet. Mike was too early into his first term and Vince McMahon felt he was the future of the company.

Creative set up numerous promos/tag matches that culminated in me defeating Alex Riley to choose the stipulation for the Championship match with Miz.

No Holds Barred was the stipulation and the place was the first RAW of 2011.

Despite losing the matchup, I felt as if I looked spectacular in defeat.

Chapter Five: Spots, Royal Rumble, Injury, Return

Afterwards, I competed in the 2011 Royal Rumble. In what is called the highlight of my career, I performed the infamous “Spiderman” spot.  I was eliminated shortly afterwards but the WWE Universe was amazed by my stunt as I still receive compliments on the spot to this day.

Funny thing is, most fans whisper “The Spidey Spot was awesome!”

I continued my hot streak with wins over Daniel Bryan and Nexus members before Elimination Chamber 2011. Officials knew the chamber was my playground and decided this would be the perfect event to put my parkour training to work. I was eliminated next to last but I was allowed to utilize numerous spots throughout the match.

If anything, my popularity was surging because of my parkour.

As WrestleMania 27 approached, I was involved in a series of matches with Dolph Ziggler that would include Jersey Shore star, Snooki, and former WWE Diva, Trish Stratus. At WrestleMania 27, I would team with Trish Stratus and Snooki to take on LayCool and Dolph Ziggler.

There’s a lot of controversy that surrounds this matchup. Like I’ve stated before, I feel as if Trish and Michelle got to shine in the match while me and Dolph was reduced to watching from the sidelines. I feel as if Dolph and I could’ve torn the house down had we had a few minutes to do so.

Snooki picked up the win while I landed Starship Pain on Dolph on the outside.

After WrestleMania 27, I was involved in a gauntlet match with R-Truth. I lost the matchup but I won’t mention why because I’m positive you know what I’m referring to. I defeated Truth for his spot in the WWE Title match at Extreme Rules but Truth subsequently turned heel and attacked me.

Initially, I and Truth was supposed to feud for months. Officials felt Truth would be the catalyst that eventually led to my transition to the top card. Officials booked Truth to cost me the triple threat with Miz and Cena at Extreme Rules but it would foreshadow an injury I suffered weeks before.

Shortly before WrestleMania, I started feeling numbness and pain in my arm.

I tried to work through it but the pain was so excruciating that I was forced to undergo an MRI.  I was informed that I would have to have surgery because of issues with bones causing damage to my nerves. To put it simply, it was as if someone was standing on a water hose and not allowing the water to flow out the other end.

Dr. Joseph Moroon made small incisions on my neck while moved bones and disks around my nerve route. I was supposed to miss 4-6 weeks but because nerves heal slower than muscles, my return was delayed.

WWE Management was looking to have me return before the MITB pay per view because they felt it’s where I shine.

I made my return during Triple H’s first RAW as COO and exacted revenge of Truth for “putting me on the shelf”. My return matches weren’t what I anticipated but each was great nonetheless. The news of Melina’s release didn’t surprise but reiterated the fact that I would face the challenges ahead alone.

The smiling faces of my home crowd can easily pass any emotion I was feeling at the time.

I won’t deny/confirm the rumors you’ve been hearing but I encourage you to continue to watch. Who knows what the future will hold for me but I assure you, I will be Champion.

I am the Monday Night Delight, the Guru of Greatness, the Honcho of Hotness, and the Prince of Parkour.

I am John Morrison.

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