Yahoo Sports recently interviewed John Morrison, here are the highlights…
On Becoming a Wrestler: I was a big fan as a kid. I remember watching all the big WWE PPV’s with my friends, then wrestling in the yard afterwards when we were kids. I idolized guys like Macho Man, HBK (Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels), and Hulk Hogan when I was a kid, but I didn’t think of professional wrestling as something that I could actually do as a career until I saw the first season of Tough Enough
On His Biggest Victory: I’ve always been more about the journey than the win. Pro Wrestling to me is about constant improvement, finding accomplishment in evolving into a more complete, precise entertainer. Some of my favorite moments are my debut match, MNM vs. Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio, and beating Sheamus to become the number 1 contender at TLC 2011. When I think about it, other than that, most of my favorite moments are of matches that I lost – losing the ECW championship to CM Punk in August 2007; Falls count anywhere versus Miz; MNM vs. the Hardy’s, Morrison vs. Ziggler any given night of the last Europe tour; the infamous Limo explosion on Z True Island story (not a match, but I definitely wouldn’t count it as a win).
On Being a Part of MNM: What I loved about MNM was that it was our idea, us being Melina, Mercury, and myself. We were MNM in OVW (developmental wrestling) for a year before we were brought up to Smackdown. MNM was the first time I really felt at home in wrestling.