The Royal Rumble might see another big return in John Morrison.
John Morrison had two runs in WWE, one from 2002 to 2011, and a second one from 2019 to 2021. His more recent run saw him reunite with former teammate The Miz, with whom he won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships from The New Day.
He also had a notable appearance on night one of WrestleMania 36 in 2020, which saw him win a Triple Threat ladder match against Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston to retain those same tag titles.
After losing the tag titles, John Morrison fell into the midcard and didn’t recover from there. After the Miz turned on him, John Morrison was later released and returned to the independent scene, where he continued his gimmick of changing his last name according to the company he wrestled for (e.g. Johnny Fusion for MLW, Johnny Caballero for GCW, and Johnny Elite for AEW).
Now, however, Morrison claims he has unfinished business in WWE, and that might translate into an appearance for WWE. Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, John Morrison mentioned that coming back to WWE “wouldn’t be the worst thing.”
“I have a ton of unfinished business. Unfinished business with my frenemy, The Miz, and a ton of people on the roster. In the business of professional wrestling, if you look at the rosters of Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Rampage, Dynamite, IMPACT, MLW, Ring of Honor, NWA, I have a personal history and issues with everybody.
Not everybody, but a lot of people on every one of those rosters. It would be great to go back to WWE, it would be great to go to any one of those rosters because there is a ton of unfinished business, a ton of new matchups, and mostly because I like wrestling.”
As of January 24th, 2022, only half of the Men’s Royal Rumble match participants have been announced. They are, in order of announcement date: Kofi Kingston, Santos Escobar, Ricochet, Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin, Rey Mysterio, GUNTHER, Cody Rhodes, Omos, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and Karrion Kross.
h/t Fightful for the transcription