Johnny Mundo is a perfect example of someone who found plenty of success upon leaving WWE.
We’ve seen the likes of Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes follow in his footsteps, and his time as John Morrison in WWE will never be forgotten as he provided fans with great entertainment.
It’s obvious that he lacked in certain areas but could have still been a world champion at some point down the line. Instead, fans are now hoping a comeback could be on the cards soon as he continues to impress on the independent circuit with companies such as Lucha Underground.
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Two of Morrison’s most notable feuds in WWE include The Miz and Sheamus, and he recently opened up to X-Pac on his podcast where he revealed the reason for his exit from the company.
He claimed that WWE wasn’t open to ideas he pitched for those feuds, and realised he didn’t have much control before deciding not to sign a new three-year deal.
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He said: “That was one of the reasons I left [WWE]. I was always having all these ideas.
“Like, every week I’d pitch something like, ‘I was to have a tanning bed match with Sheamus, loser gets locked in a tanning bed.’ ‘No.’ I understand why that would be a no.
“I want to have a Porta Potty match with The Miz, to win you have to close someone in the Porta Potty and knock it over. I pitched these. I pitched all these ideas.
“It makes sense why, like, why you couldn’t do them…I pitched the tanning bed idea to Vince [McMahon] and he laughed at it. I don’t know if he even thought I was serious. ‘Ha ha ha Sheamus is pale ha.’ I wanted him [Sheamus] to come out looking like Brother Love covered in that red stuff.”
Morrison makes a valid point; it must get frustrating when your ideas aren’t being taken on board and you feel like you’re not going anywhere with your character.
On the other hand, those probably aren’t the type of ideas you’d want to take to Vince in the hope of getting them approved. While they’d make for great comedy segments, Morrison would have probably benefited more from serious storylines to get fan support rather than having him involved in something you’d expect Santino Marella to feature in.
It’s a good job Vince turned them down.
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