Former WWE Star Refused To Fight John Morrison At Creator Clash 2
John Morrison was a big winner in his celebrity boxing debut and he also revealed that a former WWE star had no interest in fighting him.
This past Saturday in Tampa, John Morrison beat Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Times at a celebrity boxing event called Creator Clash 2.
Morrison had several well-known wrestling personalities as part of his entourage including his wife Taya Valkyrie of AEW, trainer Josh Barnett, AEW’s Jake Hager, WWE’s LA Knight, Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Vic Joseph, Mckenzie Mitchell, former WWE star Mojo Rawley, Super Panda and WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan too.
The fight was dominated by the former three-time Intercontinental Champion. Morrison knocked down Morenstein multiple times in the first two rounds. That included a barrage of punches that led to Morenstein dropping to the mat and rolling out of the ring for a breather.
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In the third round, Morrison knocked out his opponent with a right-handed punch to the jaw and won by third-round knockout.
During an interview with Dean Muhtadi (aka Mojo Rawley, who accompanied Morrison during his fight) for TMZ Sports prior to the fight, John Morrison revealed that a former WWE superstar turned down the chance to fight Morrison.
“Let me tell you something about Matt Cardona. So, they asked me if I’d be willing to fight Harley (Morenstein) or Matt Cardona, and I asked him if he wanted to fight and he goes, ‘Bro, I’m not gonna fight anyone. I’m definitely not gonna fight you. Bro, no. Are you crazy? No, I’m not gonna fight.’ But, literally, he was like my first phone call. They wanted me to fight broski.”
John Morrison had two runs in WWE after winning Tough Enough III in 2002. He spent nearly a decade in the company from 2002 to 2011 and had another two-year run from late 2019 to late 2021. During his WWE career, Morrison was a three-time Intercontinental Champion, six-time Tag Team Champion, an ECW Champion and is known for being one of the best athletes to compete in a WWE ring.
As a wrestler outside of WWE, Morrison had a lot of success winning championships in companies like TNA/Impact Wrestling, AAA, Lucha Underground, MLW and more. At 43 years old, Morrison continues to wrestle for various independent wrestling promotions.