Just because someone has the size doesn’t mean that they will do exceptionally well on the main roster. Matt Morgan was seven-feet-tall and you can’t teach that, but his run with WWE between 2003 and 2005 was lackluster, to say the least. However, it could have been very different.
Matt Morgan recently spoke to the Wrestling Inc podcast where he discussed a very interesting gimmick that almost came his way while he was in OVW training for his run with WWE.
“They put a mask on me first they said because it was going to improve my body language. What? Anyways, you shut up and do what you’re told. So I went to wrestling practice with a hood and a mask, and then I’d be on TV with a mask.”
“So Jim Cornette was like, ‘how the hell do I explain this? You’re the top babyface, you’re the champion, what do I do?’ So I lost a Loser Leaves Town Match, come back as The Blueprint and wear a hood and I’m not Matt Morgan anymore, I’m just the Blueprint.”
“The cool part was they were going to turn this into, I was gonna be Kane’s brother Abel. And I would’ve killed for that! I would’ve worn a hood gladly for that just because I’m a huge Tager and Kane fan. What leads to Kane leads to Taker, right? Nine-year-old Matt Morgan inside was going bananas.”
But of course, this gimmick never saw the light of day because “Vince stepped in and came up with stuttering Matt Morgan.”
Just imagine if Matt Morgan would have been introduced as Abel instead of a stuttering man with no real creative direction? Things might have been very different in the WWE Universe and ramifications of a story that big could still be felt today. But Vince McMahon thought stuttering was the better way to go with Morgan.
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