Profile:
  • Name: John Morrison
  • Real Name: John Hennigan
  • Date of Birth: October 3, 1979
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 215 pounds
  • WWE Debut: July 17, 2007
  • Nicknames: "Shaman of Sexy", "Tuesday Night Delight", "Guru of Greatness", "Friday Night Delight", "Monday Night Delight", "Prince of Parkour", "JoMo"
  • Finishers: Starship Pain, Moonlight Drive
  • Career Highlights: 1-time ECW Champion, 1-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, 1-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with The Miz), 1-time World Tag Team Champion (with The Miz)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Wins: Most Improved Wrestler of the Year Award (2009)
  • Slammy Award Wins: Tag Team of the Year Award with The Miz (2008), Best WWE.com Exclusive for "The Dirt Sheet" with The Miz (2008)
  • Slammy Award Nominations: Match of the Year Award for Royal Rumble match at Royal Rumble (2008), Match of the Year Award for Money in the Bank Ladder match at WrestleMania XXIV (2008), Best Musical Performance Award for "Mizfits and Mofos" with The Miz (2008), Holy $#!+ Move of the Year Award for diving onto Daniel Bryan and The Miz through the top of Hell in a Cell set (2010)
Biography:
Transforming himself from Johnny Nitro into his real name John Morrison, proved to be more successful for him as he became more smart and aggressive as well as more talented in the ring. Morrison dominated the Land of Extreme both as a singles competitor and as a tag team competitor with The Miz. Apart from his high-flying and surprising wrestling skills, he has also proved to be a great entertainer through his performances with his tag team partner The Miz on WWE.com's Dirt Sheet, that was the top web show of its time. Morrison's skills during the 2011 Royal Rumble match were amazing when he jumped on the security guardrail after being pushed from the apron by William Regal. Morrison crawled on the guardrail like Spider-Man and walked on it and then jumped on the steel ring steps and entered the ring to save himself from his elimination. He has done it all except winning the big one but has proved to be an excellent competitor.

ECW (2007 - 2009)
On July 17, 2007 edition of ECW, the ECW Champion Johnny Nitro changed his ring name to his real name John Morrison. He became smarter, tougher and unpredictable but was overconfident of his talent and skills. He changed his gimmick but continued to compete as a heel. Debuting a new entrance theme and a new style, Morrison successfully defended the ECW Championship against CM Punk at The Great American Bash. On July 24 edition of ECW, Morrison initiated the 15 Minutes of Fame match, a 15-minute time limit match, in which if a wrestler was able to defeat Morrison within 15 minutes or last 15 minutes, would earn an opportunity for the ECW Championship.

On August 7 edition of ECW, Morrison lost to rival CM Punk in a 15 Minutes of Fame match. At Saturday Night's Main Event XXXV, Morrison and Big Daddy V lost to Punk and The Boogeyman. At SummerSlam, Morrison successfully defended the ECW Championship against Punk by using cheating tactics. On September 4 (taped September 1) edition of ECW, Morrison lost the championship to Punk in a Last Chance match, which meant that Punk could not receive an opportunity for the ECW Championship as long as Morrison was the champion. Morrison's reign ended at 69 days. After losing the championship, Morrison was suspended by WWE for 30 days for violating WWE's Wellness Policy.

Morrison returned to WWE on October 9 edition of ECW. On November 16 (taped November 13) edition of ECW, Morrison and The Miz defeated Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Morrison and Miz were both rivals of each other but managed to team up to get the victory. At Survivor Series, Morrison competed against CM Punk and The Miz in a Triple Threat match for the ECW Championship. Punk won the match. Morrison and Miz established themselves as a top tag team by retaining the WWE Tag Team Championship against several tag teams on SmackDown! and ECW.

Entering 2008, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal on January 22 edition of ECW. He was eliminated by Kane. Shelton Benjamin won the Battle Royal. At Royal Rumble, Morrison participated in his first Royal Rumble match under his real name as the #6 entrant. He lasted twenty-nine minutes until he was eliminated by Kane. In February 2008, Morrison and The Miz started a live webshow on WWE.com called The Dirt Sheet, in which they sat in a Hollywood-based set and mocked WWE wrestlers and tag teams through different get-ups and mannerisms. On March 14 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison defeated Miz to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder match. At WrestleMania XXIV, Morrison competed against CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Montel Vontavious Porter, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito and Mr. Kennedy in the 2008 Money in the Bank Ladder match. Punk won the match.

On May 9 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison lost to Batista in a Championship Chase qualification match. At Judgment Day, Morrison and The Miz successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Kane and CM Punk. At One Night Stand, Morrison competed against Big Show, Tommy Dreamer, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero in a Singapore Cane match to determine the #1 contender for the ECW Championship. Big Show won the match. On June 10 edition of ECW, Morrison and The Miz successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Kane and CM Punk in a rematch.

On June 23 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in a Draft Pick Battle Royal as a member of Team ECW, consisting of Matt Hardy, The Miz, Chavo Guerrero and Shelton Benjamin. He was eliminated by Batista. Edge won the Battle Royal. At Night of Champions, Morrison and Miz successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Finlay and Hornswoggle. On July 11 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison and Miz lost to Finlay and Hornswoggle. At The Great American Bash, Morrison and Miz defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Finlay and Hornswoggle, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder and Jesse and Festus in a Fatal Four-Way match. Hawkins and Ryder won the championship. Morrison and Miz's reign ended at 250 days.

On August 26 edition of ECW, Morrison lost to Matt Hardy in a Championship Scramble qualification match. On October 14 edition of ECW, Morrison lost to Finlay in a Cyber Sunday qualifying match. Morrison and The Miz began a rivalry with Cryme Tyme over their respective webshows Dirt Sheet and Word Up. At Cyber Sunday, Morrison and Miz defeated Cryme Tyme. At Survivor Series, Morrison and Miz were on John "Bradshaw" Layfield's Team JBL, consisting of Kane and Montel Vontavious Porter, against Shawn Michaels' Team HBK, consisting of Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali and Cryme Tyme, in a Survivor Series match. Team HBK won. Michaels, Mysterio and Khali survived the match.

On December 1 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in a tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. He defeated Finlay in the quarter-final round. The following week, on December 8 edition of Raw, Morrison lost to eventual winner CM Punk in the semi-final round. At December 13 house show, Morrison and The Miz defeated CM Punk and Kofi Kingston to win the World Tag Team Championship. At Tribute to the Troops, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Morrison and The Miz lost to Jeff Hardy, CM Punk and R-Truth.

Entering 2009, Morrison participated in the 2009 Royal Rumble match as the #2 entrant. He lasted sixteen minutes until he was eliminated by Triple H. Randy Orton went on to win the Royal Rumble. Morrison and The Miz began pursuing the affection of Bella Twins, which resulted in a rivalry against Carlito and Primo, which resulted in Brie Bella siding with Carlito and Primo and Nikki Bella siding with Morrison and Miz. At the pre-show of WrestleMania XXV, Morrison and Miz competed against Carlito and Primo for Carlito and Primo's WWE Tag Team Championship and Morrison and Miz's World Tag Team Championship in a Title Unification Lumberjack match. Carlito and Primo won to unify both championships. Morrison and Miz's reign ended at 113 days. On April 6 edition of Raw, Morrison and Miz unsuccessfully challenged Carlito and Primo for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship in a Lumberjack match.

On April 13 edition of Raw, Morrison's partnership with The Miz ended when Morrison accidentally cost Miz, a match against Kofi Kingston, which resulted in Miz being drafted to the Raw brand, thus separating the two. However, Miz broke up their friendship by attacking Morrison. As a result, Morrison turned babyface. On April 15, Morrison was drafted to the SmackDown! brand in the Supplemental Draft.

SmackDown! (2009 - 2010)
After moving to the SmackDown! brand, Morrison started feuding with Shelton Benjamin. At Judgment Day, Morrison defeated Benjamin. On June 5 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison defeated Benjamin in a rematch. Morrison formed an alliance with Matt Hardy for a brief rivalry against Hart Dynasty. On September 4 (taped September 1) edition of SmackDown!, Morrison defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship, thus finding his first success since breaking away from The Miz. After winning the championship, Morrison began a rivalry with Dolph Ziggler. Morrison successfully defended the championship against Ziggler at Hell in a Cell, and on October 9 edition of SmackDown!.

Morrison began a rivalry with former tag team partner The Miz. At Bragging Rights, Morrison represented SmackDown! against Miz, who represented Raw, in a Champion vs. Champion match. Miz won the match. At Survivor Series, Morrison captained Team Morrison, consisting of Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Finlay and Evan Bourne, against Miz's Team Miz, consisting of Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus, in a Survivor Series match. Team Miz won. Miz, McIntyre and Sheamus survived the match.

At TLC, Morrison lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Drew McIntyre. Morrison's reign ended at 103 days. At Tribute to the Troops, Morrison lost to The Miz in a Champion vs. Champion match. On January 1, 2010 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison unsuccessfully challenged McIntyre for the championship by disqualification. On January 29 edition of SmackDown!, McIntyre defeated Morrison in a No Count-outs, No Disqualification match to retain the championship.

At Royal Rumble, Morrison participated in the 2010 Royal Rumble match as the #11 entrant. He lasted eleven minutes until he was eliminated by Shawn Michaels. Edge won the Royal Rumble. On February 5 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison defeated Drew McIntyre and Kane in a Triple Threat No Disqualification match to qualify for the SmackDown! Elimination Chamber. At Elimination Chamber, Morrison competed against Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk and R-Truth in the SmackDown! Elimination Chamber. Morrison was eliminated by Undertaker. Jericho won the match after Shawn Michaels delivered Sweet Chin Music to Undertaker.
 
On February 26 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison competed against R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat match to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder match. Ziggler won the match. After failing to qualify, Morrison formed a tag team with Truth. At WrestleMania XXVI, Morrison and Truth unsuccessfully challenged Show-Miz for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. At Extreme Rules, Morrison and Truth competed in a Gauntlet match to determine the #1 contenders for the championship. Morrison and Truth were disqualified against Show-Miz. Hart Dynasty won the match. The following night, on April 26 edition of Raw, Morrison was drafted to the Raw brand.

Raw (2010 - 2011)
Morrison continued to team with R-Truth after joining the Raw brand but on a few occasions and mainly competed as a singles competitor. Morrison became the WWE Pro of Eli Cottonwood for WWE's reality television program WWE NXT Season Two on June 1 edition of NXT. On July 13 edition of NXT, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal pitting WWE NXT Pros and Rookies against The Nexus. Morrison was eliminated by Justin Gabriel. Nexus won the Battle Royal. At Money in the Bank, Morrison competed against The Miz, Edge, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Ted DiBiase and Evan Bourne in Raw Money in the Bank Ladder match. Miz won the match.

At SummerSlam, Morrison was on Team WWE, consisting of John Cena, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, R-Truth and Daniel Bryan, against The Nexus, consisting of Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver, in an Elimination match. Team WWE won. Cena survived the match. At Hell in a Cell, Morrison competed against Daniel Bryan and The Miz in a Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere match for the WWE United States Championship. Bryan retained the championship. Although it was Bryan who won the match, but it was Morrison, who stole the show as he leaped onto both Bryan and Miz from the top of Hell in a Cell set in the midst of the match.

On October 4 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. Morrison eliminated himself by trying to attack Wade Barrett, who eventually won the Battle Royal. The following week on October 11 edition of Raw, Morrison defeated Tyson Kidd to qualify for Team Raw at Bragging Rights. On October 18 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal. Morrison and Alberto Del Rio eliminated each other. At Bragging Rights, Morrison was on The Miz's Team Raw, consisting of CM Punk, Sheamus, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino Marella and R-Truth, against Big Show's Team SmackDown!, consisting of Edge, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Tyler Reks and Alberto Del Rio, in an Elimination match. Team SmackDown! won the match. Edge and Mysterio survived the match.

Morrison began a rivalry with Sheamus. At Survivor Series, Morrison defeated Sheamus. The following night, on November 22 edition of Raw, Morrison defeated Tyson Kidd to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament. On November 29 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in the 2010 King of the Ring tournament. He defeated Cody Rhodes in the quarter-final round and Alberto Del Rio in the semi-final round after a distraction by Rey Mysterio. Morrison lost to Sheamus in the final round. On December 13 edition of Raw, Sheamus fought Morrison to a double disqualification. At TLC, Morrison defeated Sheamus in a Ladder match to become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship.

At Tribute to the Troops, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal. He was eliminated by Michael McGillicutty. Mark Henry won the Battle Royal. On January 3 edition of Raw, Morrison received his WWE Championship opportunity as he unsuccessfully challenged The Miz for the championship in a Falls Count Anywhere match. At Royal Rumble, Morrison participated in the 2011 Royal Rumble match as the #7 entrant. He lasted thirteen minutes until he was eliminated by CM Punk. Although Morrison did not win the match but he gave a show-stealing performance as he had been earlier thrown out by William Regal but he avoided elimination by jumping off the security barrier and then walking on it and bravely jumping back on the steel steps to re-enter the ring.

On January 31 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in Raw Rumble to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship as the #1 entrant. He lasted sixteen minutes until he was eliminated by Sheamus. At TLC, Morrison competed against John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, R-Truth and Randy Orton in the Raw Elimination Chamber to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. Morrison was eliminated by Punk. Cena won the match. During that match, Morrison gave his third show-stealing performance in his WWE career, as he leapt onto Sheamus from the top of the Chamber and eliminated him.

At WrestleMania XXVII, Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki defeated Dolph Ziggler and Lay-Cool. The following night, on April 4 edition of Raw, Morrison and Stratus defeated Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. On April 18 edition of Raw, Morrison defeated R-Truth to earn Truth's spot as the #1 contender for the WWE Championship, which resulted in Truth turning on Morrison by attacking him after the match and breaking up their friendship. At Extreme Rules, Morrison competed against The Miz and John Cena in a Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the championship but could not win due to Truth's interference. Cena won the match. Truth injured Morrison and put him out of action.

On July 25 edition of Raw, Morrison returned to WWE to avenge the recent attacks on him by R-Truth. At SummerSlam, Rey Mysterio, Morrison and Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz, R-Truth and Alberto Del Rio. At Night of Champions, Morrison competed against Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Alex Riley in a Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE United States Championship. Ziggler retained the championship. On September 26 edition of Raw, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. He was eliminated by Ezekiel Jackson. Cody Rhodes won the Battle Royal to retain the championship. At Hell in a Cell, Morrison unsuccessfully challenged Rhodes for the championship.

On October 14 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison participated in a Battle Royal, with the winner earning a championship match of his choice. He was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. Randy Orton won the Battle Royal. Morrison began a long losing streak that eventually ended on November 7 edition of Raw as Morrison defeated Ziggler. At Survivor Series, Morrison unsuccessfully challenged Ziggler for the WWE United States Championship. On November 28 edition of Raw, Morrison lost to The Miz in a Falls Count Anywhere match. It turned out to be Morrison's last WWE match as he was fired by the Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis.

John Morrison's WWE Photo Gallery:

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ECW Champion
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John Morrison and The Miz
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John Morrison and The Miz - WWE Tag Team Champions
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WWE Tag Team Champion
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World Tag Team Champions
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World Tag Team Champion
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WWE Intercontinental Champion
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John Morrison and R-Truth
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John Morrison at WWE.com



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