A familiar face is returning “home” to WWE because John Morrison is heading back to the company where he made his wrestling debut according to a report from PWInsider. Morrison, who has wrestled outside of WWE using many different names, turns 40 years old on October 3. PWInsider has confirmed the signing and the assumption is he will use the John Morrison name that he last used in WWE. The report was also confirmed by the Wrestling Observer.
Morrison started in WWE in 2002 after winning Tough Enough season 3 and worked for WWE full time until 2011 when his contract expired and he chose to leave. His first name in WWE was Johnny Nitro and then he became John Morrison.
During his WWE career, Morrison won the Intercontinental Title three times, he’s a 5-time Tag Team Champion and he was the ECW Champion.
While he was away from WWE, he wrestled under different names (including his real name John Hennigan) for promotions like AAA, Lucha Underground, Impact Wrestling and independent wrestling shows around the world.
There’s no specific date announced for when he will make his WWE return. It has not been confirmed by WWE yet.
Morrison is married to women’s wrestler Taya Valkyrie.
TJR Thoughts: He’s a great wrestler that has improved as a talker and actor since he left WWE. He’s also in great shape, so even though he’s turning 40 years old next week, he will still have several great years ahead of him as long as he can stay healthy.