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Former WWE Superstar John Morrison has become the latest wrestler to weigh in on WWE Champion Randy Orton’s now infamous ‘dive’ tweet, directed at independent wrestlers and indy fans.
Morrison had this to say when he spoke to the Buzzards Wrestling Podcast:
“I read his tweet and laughed at it. Its classic Randy. Ultimately, as far as Randy goes and his career, he’s clearly one of the most successful wrestlers of all time.
“He’s never been a guy that’s done dives because he’s never had to and it’s his prerogative too. That’s not the style of wrestling that he wanted to do.
I think there are instances where people take it too far but ultimately in my opinion, wrestling is for the people and if everyone keeps that in mind, what’s happening in the ring and the energy that’s being exchanged between the performers in the ring and the fans and capturing that on TV as your televised wrestling but because wrestling is for the people, everything is subjective and just opinions.”
“There’s going to be your Randy Orton, your Vader, your Jim Cornette, your Will Ospreay, your Richochet and all those people have different fortes and different strong suits and tell different stories. I feel like I like to blend all that stuff, like grounded storytelling but also I liked watching guys like Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam in ECW and they were doing all kinds of crazy stuff. I was jumping off the couch when I was watching those guys, so to me there’s a place for everything.”
“Ultimately, it’s not even really up to me or any of the wrestlers. It should be up to the fans to cheer for what they like.”
Morrison, who also wrestles as Johnny Mundo in Lucha Underground, was speaking to the Buzzards Wrestling Podcast ahead of 5 Star Wrestling’s 128 man tournament, which is set to be the biggest ever staged in wrestling. He defends his 5 Star Wrestling Championship in the tournament, which starts in Liverpool on Saturday 10th June and will be held at arenas across the UK over the space of 30 weeks.
The ‘Mayor of Slam Town’s’ comments feature during an Impact Wrestling Special on the Buzzards Wrestling Podcast, which also includes interviews with Josh Matthews and Rockstar Spud. You can find that here: https://audioboom.com/posts/5931944-episode-30-impact-wrestling-special-rockstar-spud-josh-matthews-interviews
The full interview with Morrison also includes his thoughts on his former WWE tag team partner The Miz and whether he’ll return to the promotion and he talks about his new movie Boone: The Bounty Hunter, which is available on demand. You’ll be able to hear it on Audioboom or you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get it as soon as its released on Friday 26th May.
The Buzzards Wrestling Podcast is the home of the best wrestling banter and interviews from the British wrestling scene and beyond. We are a bi-weekly podcast hosted on Audioboom and you can also download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, where we are 5* rated. We are also available on Stitcher and Tune In Radio. Past interview guests include WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate, Rob Van Dam, Cody Rhodes, Ryback, Trent Seven and Pete Dunne.