WWE star John Morrison was a recent guest on Chris Van Vilet’s show to talk all things pro-wrestling. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Calls himself the most successful superstar who came from Tough Enough:
The most successful winner for sure. It depends if you count Miz as coming off Tough Enough or not because he was on that weird season that wasn’t like… then, no. I mean, I can’t say I had a more successful career than The Miz. Everyone except Miz,” stated Morrison. “I mean, I think that guy has just really had his nose to the grindstone, and been bootstrapping it for years, and proves everybody wrong, and now, it probably paid off for him because he finally gets to tag again with John Morrison.
On debuting with The Miz:
I’m laughing right now because I debut in a backstage segment vignette with Miz, and if you really think about it, my debut was, ‘Hey, is Miz there?’ Here, John Morrison. ‘Nope, Miz isn’t talking right now. Thanks, see ya, and close the door.’ So basically, my debut was telling the interviewer that Miz was unavailable,” said Morrison. “And I walked after that aired, and they were following you with cameras for The Chronicle, and we saw Ziggler. We kind of crossed the hallways, and he just goes, ‘Hey! Sweet debut bro!’ and we high fived.
What he’s learned from The Miz:
I’ve learned a lot from the guy. I’ll go back to some of that energy stuff we were talking about. So, he’s always been really authentic with himself, and I don’t think he was ever as introspective as I am about it because I drive myself nuts taking notes and writing stuff down for ideas. And a line that Errol Flynn might have said in the movie, Robin Hood in the 30s, and like, ‘Oooh, what if Bruce would’ – stuff like that. That’s almost obsessive, but what he’s always done is be authentically himself,” said Morrison. “So there are no cracks in him and his character, and there are no gaps, basically. I believe him; That’s, I think, the biggest factor in success or failure in entertainment. If you have cracks and people see through you, it shatters that theatrical reality, the suspension of disbelief. And you feel like, ‘Oh, this is dumb. I feel insulted. I feel like changing the channel.’ So, because I feel like he never does that, I think I attribute a lot of what he’s achieved to that.
Full interview is below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)