I know Matt Morgan was injured sometime ago ... Was it pretty serious or are they just trying to work on him a bit more ... It just seems like the guy fell off of the face of the earth after a decent push.
I believe he's down in OVW trying to improve his ring and mic skills. Hopefully this guy shapes up and figures it all out for himself. For the relatively short time I was able to see him on Smackdown, I thought he looked like he could play a serious badass down the line if booked correctly.
EDIT: Damn, OSH beat me to it.
(edited by samoflange on 12.4.04 1333) Marco: But we can chew nails and shoot 'em out as bullets, right? Quinn: Nails, chains -- you won't have titanium teeth for nothing. Murphy: Nails are like candy to robots! And we'll eat tires instead of licorice. Debbie: GAH! No we won't!! Murphy: Maybe YOU won't.
Y'know, I thought it was funny that some of the wrestling sites were listing Morgan as being "sent down" to OVW. Considering that he never left OVW in the first place, that's really reaching with the news there. He may have been appearing on Smackdown or on a PPV every so often, but every Wednesday night he was there at OVW either on-camera or watching from the upstairs area (which you can see from the audience if you're at certain angles).
Now, Cornette himself said that he saw a lot of potential in Morgan, but also felt that WWE was trying to use him on the main shows much too quickly. I would like to believe that Morgan felt the same way, especially since he always made it a practice to be there at OVW every week to try and improve.
Currently on the OVW show he has been brought back in to replace Sean O'Haire in the storyline as the OVW Enforcer (meanwhile, O'Haire is still listed as "out of action" instead of "gone" on the show).
I've seen Morgan around OVW for a long time now and I think he's going to become a big star in WWE eventually. He can move and he can work the mic, so he has that going for him. His major problem is finding people that can be some type of threat against him in the ring. Which also came into play when he was appearing in WWE - at the time he was brought in as a warm body for an angle dealing with all these big guys around Heyman. Then one big guy quits, another big guy quits, and there's just Big Show and Morgan, with Big Show doing his own storyline with Cena and others. In all, it appears that they brought him up to be part of this storyline and then lost the storyline. So no wonder they said, "Okay, we'll call you when we're ready for you."
And I believe that will be sometime this year for sure.
Thank you. As far as the new name and look, I agree that it would need a new look to go along with its higher status. A new name might also be a good way to give it a nice fresh start. It could happen when they introduce the new second-tier belts.