John Morrison recently appeared on The Buzzards Wrestling Podcast to talk about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about WWE and Impact Wrestling using ideas from Lucha Underground. He believes that Underground was the first promotion that’s really integrated the gritty, action movie feel with wrestling.
“Shooting the vignettes that stitch Lucha Underground together, with coverage like a TV show or a movie has set that trend. You’re right, the Total Deletion and WWE House of Horrors and even some of the costumes in WWE. I feel the trends were started in Lucha Underground.”
During his run with WWE, Morrison teamed up with The Miz, and while they were a tag team, they won the WWE Tag Team Championships. When asked about The Miz still working for WWE, he noted that Miz is an extremely hard-working guy. He said that one thing to note about successful pro wrestlers is that they believe their own hype and live in their gimmick.
“I think that’s why, when you’re watching him, he seems like The Miz all the time, there’s no slipping in and out of character, and that’s because he’s doing him, that’s who he is, obviously with the volume turned up on TV. It’s rare that you can find somebody that’s so all-encompassing as a character and I think that’s why he’s been so successful.”
[h/t to SportsKeeda for the transcription]