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According to the recent reports, Vince McMahon was hoping to bring some of the former WWE Superstars back into the company. John Morrison was definitely one of them. The high-flying superstar was part of the Raw roster and departed in the year 2011 after not being utilized properly.
Ever since then, he was performing under the AAA banner in the Lucha Underground shows. The promotion has made him a bonafide main event star in these years where he got to feature in the main event spotlight. His contract was up for grabs alongside his fellow wrestler, Rey Mysterio.
The latter one has still did not make up his mind to switch brand, till date, whereas, John Morrison has signed a new deal with Global Force Wrestling promotion, previously known as Impact Wrestling. In a recent GFW conference call, the announcement was made by Jeremy Borash, Joseph Park, and Grado.
Alongside the former WWE Superstar, they have been able to grab his fiancée, Taya, as well. It was quite easy for them since Taya was out of the Lucha Underground contract, as well. As stated by the head honchos of the company, they might start performing with some live events to be held in the New York Tri-State Area from 4th to 6th of August. From now onwards, Morrison will be known as John Hennigan in the promotion. Two more female names were also signed but their identity was not revealed.
This is quite an interesting pick up by the GFW heads since they were looking someone top brass athlete who can represent their company. Alberto El Patron was chosen for the spot but as we know, he got suspended after the domestic battery allegation case. Plus, he is not someone with a clean image since mishaps with Paige keeps him in the headlines, every now and then.
Borash has also stated in the conference call that the veteran female wrestler, Gail Kim will work more in the backstage role for the company in near future. She has made up her mind to take retirement from in-ring competition after 2017 is over. So, the company will use more of her incredible mind from that point onwards.