Why John Morrison Isn't Ready.
by, 04-18-2011 at 05:39 PM (5297 Views)
In the mist of R-Truth becoming the #1 Contender the ENTIRE IWC is a buzz. Some folks like it cause it's new and a shock and think Ron deserves it. Other folks think that it's bull and that he's a piece of crap and that other guys deserve his spot. Other guys like...John Morrison.
Now before I start this let me first say: I'm a huge JoMo fan. Since he won Tough Enough 3 (you guys remember that?) I've been a HUGE fan, and I have been waiting for him to make his big break. Even though his performance on the very first RAW of 2011 was awesome, I still don't think he's ready to hold the big one.
1.) Starship Painful to Watch
Let's all be real guys, John Morrison has not hit Starship Pain in forever. He always brings his opponent too close to the turnbuckle, I'm not exactly sure if he's afraid of hitting his opponent too hard with the momentum or w.e the case is but he barley catches them with his arms, and it's getting to the point where the announcers can't ignore it anymore. RVD used to do the exact same split legged moonsault without the spinning and he nailed it perfectly. Speaking of RVD that brings me to another point.
There have been 40 WWE Champions since 1963. In that entire time there have been exactly FOUR WWE Champions whose finishers were something off the top. Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy, Eddie Guerrero, and Randy Savage. 4 out of 40. Vince obviously doesn't like the top rope finishers for his WWE Champions, not to mention Hardy and Eddie could win with other moves besides their finishers. (Twist of Fate/Three Amigos) Morrison used to use the Moonlight Drive along with The Flying Chuck (Springboard Enziguri) as finishes but to me he needs to establish a new finish, or stop being afraid to hit people with the Starship Pain. Look each and everyone of those guys on the main WWE roster has been beaten up AT LEAST once, and can take a hit, so he needs to just hit them with it.
It's common knowledge that the two have been together since their days on Tough Enough 3, and it's also common knowledge that she's kinda the locker room.....hussy. (We'll keep it PG since this IS a WWE blog) And it's also common knowledge that Morrison just lets her sleep with whoever and even accompanies her on dates with other dudes. Vince McMahon likes a fighter, somebody that will stand up to him and tell him to fuck off. (read Chris Jericho's Undisputed for more details) John Morrison obviously doesn't have the balls to tell Batista to get his hands off of his women, so to think he will stand and look Vince McMahon in the eye and tell him to fuck off is WAY BEYOND comprehensibility..
You know when Morrison was in ECW and won the title and changed his name to Morrison, I was pretty ecstatic, his gimmick at the time was actually pretty froot (read Chris Jericho's Undisputed for more details) and creative. His "Shaman of Sexy" and "Palace of Wisdom" I thought was awesome stuff. His current gimmick this "Prince of Parkour" stuff is kinda lame. Not in ring wise, hell in ring I think it's awesome. His stint in the Rumble was pure gold. It's his out of ring stuff that is completely lacking. His lack of mic time and skills are what I think is the main thing holding him back. In fact, I think that's why he's now the Marty of MizMo. Miz has got amazing mic skills, hell he always has verbally he carried MizMo, but Morrison always carried it in the ring. They are kinda ying and yang, which is why I think they are awesome together as a tag team and opponents. Until Morrison can get his act outside of the ring together I doubt he'll hold the WWE Title. Even Bret Hart with his raspy ass voice could cut a passable promo.
Do I believe that John Morrison will win the WWE title? Yes I do, I think he's become the Jeff Hardy of the 10's. I think that people love the high holy hell out of him and want to see him succeed. The same way people did Jeff Hardy. I just don't think he's ready. I personally believe that you win the WWE title by the following ways: Being the best WRESTLER (Bret Hart, Ric Flair), being the most MARKETABLE (Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin), or just the plain DEMAND by the fans (RVD, Jeff Hardy). John Morrison, at this point in time, falls under the DEMAND category, but I think in the future he could fall under the most MARKETABLE. I think Morrison will be the WWE or World Heavyweight Champion ONE DAY, I just don't think that day is today.