John Morrison Explains Why He Left WWE In 2011

John Morrison

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John Morrison made his first appearance with WWE since it was confirmed that he re-signed with the company. This morning while on The Bump, “The Shaman of Sexy” talked as to why he left the company, and reveals his original plan for his length of exit was going to be a lot shorter than the eight-year gap that actually happened.

“When I left in 2011, I meant to take like a year off, you know? I wanted to take a year off, I wanted to make some movies and do my own thing for a little bit and that year turned into eight years. It’s crazy how fast the time flew and part of it was because i had a lot of fun wrestling for these other places…”

“I was like the guy, the brand ambassador and it was cool having all that autonomy and why did I come back or why did it take so long? I think I was just having so much fun doing what I was doing and I’d always meant to come back here and then at this point when I realized, I was like, ‘Man, I better like, get my ass back to the WWE before ten years go by cause time’s flying.'”

(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)

The folks on The Bump had a few surprises in store for Morrison as the show went on and a full recap of it will all be available on WrestleZone.

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