• “The time at AEW isn’t right now” – John Morrison
During a recent interview with NBC Sports Boston, former WWE Superstar John Morrison talked about his short run in AEW this year.
He wrestled 3 matches in AEW. He lost to Samoa Joe and Miro (fka Rusev in WWE) in his two matches on Dynamite, and defeated Marq Quen on AEW Dark YouTube show.
Morrison said the following about how he ended up making his AEW debut and if he’ll wrestle in Tony Khan’s promotion again:
“It came about, I can’t remember if I texted or called Tony one night. Just talked to him briefly, set up a call, talked again.
Randomly, a few days before, he asked me if I’d be the Joker in the tournament and wrestle Joe. I said, ‘Yes, Of course.’ I love Samoa Joe. Been a fan of his, watching him before he started. A fan of his as a person. That’s how that whole thing came about.
As far as what’s happening now, I feel AEW has so much happening that it’s tough to introduce a new storyline. Timing is almost everything in this business and maybe the time at AEW isn’t right now.
It could be, who knows, next week. It could be in 6 months. What company and what time is so hard to explain to people.
There is a crazy shift going on right now in the wrestling world. I don’t know exactly what that means for me, but for pro wrestlers like me who are unsigned, it means opportunity. Where? I don’t know. When? I also don’t know.
Sometimes, like with (Karrion) Kross and Dexter Lumis, the time was right and they made the right move and sometimes it’s better to wait, and sometimes it’s better to go to the other place.
It just depends on who you are and what your style is. I’m figuring all that out. I think that’s what most pro wrestlers do, you spend your career trying to figure things out.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 29, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at the CoreStates Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1998’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
DOA vs. Ace Darling & Devon Storm
Dick Togo vs. Bob Holly
Headbangers vs. The Pitbulls
D’Lo Brown vs. Dustin Rhodes