It’s no secret that Roman Reigns is having trouble being accepted by WWE fans in his role as the new top good guy in the company, and former WWE Superstar John Morrison, who currently wrestles in Lucha Underground under the name “Johnny Mundo”, used a promotional interview to both promote the critically-acclaimed indie promotion and also score some points on the guy who will be in the main event of WrestleMania this year.
When asked who in WWE he’d like to wrestle (emphasis ours):
“Well I’ve fought most them. Everyone knows some day I’m gonna beat the crap out of Seth Rollins – that would be awesome. I’d love to beat the crap out of him. I’d just love to have a great match with Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns, I’d love to wrestle him in like 10 years if he’s still wrestling, because by then hopefully he’d figure out how to work. It would be cool to wrestle Joey [Mercury] too, man, we wrestled a few times in OVW about 13 years ago but it’d be cool to wrestle him now just because so much has changed for both of us.”
Morrison, who is a talented wrestler with a history of poor decision making that was rumored to play a part in why he’s no longer in WWE, seems to have it in for Reigns, who is by far not the worst wrestler in the world, or even on the WWE roster.
In the same interview, Morrison took shots at WWE itself while promoting Lucha Underground.
“Anyone that’s been with WWE, there’s frustrations of feeling like you can only do so much. The women are told not to punch or to kick, to do power bombs and the power moves and none of that exists in Lucha Underground. So basically it presents the same canvas to the men and the women in Lucha and says “You have the tools, you know who you are, here’s the Lucha Underground canvas, paint the picture you want” instead of, in my opinion, WWE saying “here’s the WWE canvas but we only want you to use watercolors”. That’s the difference to me.”
You can listen to the rest of Morrison’s controversial interview on The World According To Wrestling podcast.