John Morrison Reveals How His AEW Debut Came About

John Morrison has detailed on how his surprise AEW appearance came together

John Morrison has shed some light on how his surprise appearances in AEW earlier this year came about. 

Morrison - who was released by WWE in November of 2021 - debuted for Tony Khan's promotion in May (using the name Johnny Elite), as an entrant in the Owen Hart Foundation men's tournament, where he lost a first round match to Samoa Joe. 

Speaking with Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston, Morrison explained the process that led to him wrestling on Dynamite: 

"So I think it came about [AEW appearances] because I — I can't remember if I texted or called Tony [Khan] one night, and just talked to him briefly and then set up a call, we talked again and then randomly, a few days before, I think he asked me if I'd be 'The Joker' in the [Owen Hart Foundation] tournament and wrestle Joe and I said, 'Yes, of course' and I love Samoa Joe, I'm a fan of his. I remember watching him before I even started, a fan of his as a person and so, that's how that whole thing came about and as far as what’s happening now, I feel like AEW's got 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 six months. It's just what company, what times is so hard to explain to people".

Morrison made two further appearances for AEW after the loss to Joe, beating Marq Quen on Rampage before putting over Miro on Dynamite.

H/T POST Wrestling

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