[89] On the March 5 episode of SmackDown, Morrison teamed with R-Truth to defeat Cryme Tyme and The Hart Dynasty to earn a Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match against ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz).

[144], On the February 3, 2016 episode of Lucha Underground, Mundo faced Killshot in a winning effort. At Night of Champions, Morrison competed in a Fatal 4-Way match for the United States Championship, also involving Alex Riley, Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger, with Ziggler successfully retaining his title. Throughout April, Impact successfully defended his title from Cage, often with interferences from Valkyrie and former referee John E Bravo. [45][46] MNM disbanded as a team when Mercury was released from WWE in March 2007. [150], On the October 26 episode of Lucha Underground, Mundo defeated Sexy Star to win the Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship after he knocked out Sexy Star with brass knuckles while the referee was unaware. [185], On September 26, 2019, it was reported by Mike Johnson of Pro Wrestling Insider that Hennigan had re-signed with WWE, which was officially confirmed by the company on December 3 during WWE Backstage. As Impact was able to cover his opponent first the referee was able to provide the count and therefore Impact won the match as Brian Cage went to cover his opponent.

[232], Hennigan's performance as a contestant and the episode of his elimination received critical acclaim. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. [107], On the April 11 episode of Raw, Morrison participated in a five-man gauntlet match for the number one contender's spot for the WWE Championship, but was eliminated by R-Truth. How perfectly Biblical. However, MNM would be unsuccessful in winning the championship. John Randall Hennigan was born on October 3, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Palos Verdes Peninsula, where he attended high school.

Many thanks to him. [32] Later that night, Melina and Nitro were booked off the SmackDown! [214], Alongside his team MNM, Hennigan debuted on WWE television as Johnny Nitro, presenting himself as an arrogant wrestler with "elite Hollywood status". Within the following weeks, Morrison continued to save Marella from attacks by Sheamus. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jon_Morrison&oldid=986375997, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 13:20. On May 13, Mundo turned into a villain when he attacked Alberto El Patrón in his match against Hernandez, throwing him through the window of Dario Cueto's office. brand by having the General Manager, Theodore Long, "fire" them. [84] Their rivalry continued after both were announced as opposing team captains for Survivor Series, where Miz's team defeated Morrison's team. As Mundo revealed himself as Fénix's replacement for their match, Black and Evans allied with the two. "[234] The show’s executive producer and host Jeff Probst was "so impressed" with Hennigan, describing him as "the guy who catches the winning touchdown pass in the final moments of the Super Bowl, and then, instead of some crazy celebration, he casually tosses the ball to the ref, kisses his wife and hugs his kids", alongside stating that he would "absolutely" have Hennigan back on the show. [21] The Nitro name, which finally stuck, was a reference to WCW Monday Nitro, the flagship show of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) for which Bischoff had previously worked. [69][70][71] After winning the Slammy Award for Best WWE.com exclusive earlier in the day, Morrison and Miz won the "Tag Team of the Year" Slammy Award on December 8, 2008 episode of Raw. On the June 19 episode of SmackDown, Morrison lost a critically acclaimed match against Edge, in which the commentators described it as a "third main event". Impact hit his finisher on Moose, barely seconds prior to Cage hitting his Drill Claw finisher on Killer Kross. The Miz and John Morrison for the WWE Universal Championship, Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus", "See all the results from the 2020 Draft", "Caldwell's WWE SmackDown Report 12/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Jeff Hardy celebration edition", "Keller's WWE Raw Report 11/17: Ongoing coverage of live show including Santino raps for Akon, Orton-Punk", "Q&A with John Hennigan, a.k.a. [26][27] MNM held the titles for three months, having successful titles defenses against the teams of Guerrero and Mysterio, and Charlie Haas and Hardcore Holly, before dropping them to the Legion of Doom at The Great American Bash. In film, he has mainly worked as an actor, producer and stuntman. 1859 John Morrison and Johnny Nitro: Part 2", Maryse and Morrison Talking on "Eurosport", "News on Summerslam, Rhodes, and Morrison", "Lucha Underground: A new era in wrestling", "Ninjak Vs. On August 12, 2012, Hennigan appeared at Juggalo Championship Wrestling's Bloodymania 6 event, defeating Matt Hardy and Breyer Wellington in a three-way match.

Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. [54] A few weeks after winning the title, Nitro was repackaged as John Morrison, a reference to musician Jim Morrison, to whom Hennigan bears a strong physical resemblance. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. [179] At United We Stand, Impact won a five-way Ultimate X match to become the number one contender for the Impact X Division Championship. [126] On his first post-WWE wrestling appearance, Hennigan rekindled an old feud, facing off against Shelton Benjamin in the main event of the World Wrestling Fan Xperience (WWFX) Champions Showcase Tour in Manila, Philippines on February 4, 2012. On May 24, 2015, Mundo made his debut for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) at the Lucha Libre World Cup event representing Lucha Underground as a member of "Team TNA/Lucha Underground" alongside TNA wrestlers Matt Hardy and Mr. Anderson. On April 4, Hennigan defeated Elijah Burke and on April 5, Morrison defeated Japanese legend Jushin Thunder Liger in an "International Dream Match" at a Pro Wrestling Syndicate (PWS) event. [22] Nitro acted as Bischoff's apprentice and assistant until June, when he was sent back to OVW. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2020. [12][238][239][240] As a result of his friendship with The Miz, Hennigan appeared in the first season of Miz & Mrs. [61][62][63], Though rivals, Morrison and The Miz faced the dysfunctional tag team of Matt Hardy and Montel Vontavious Porter on the November 16 episode of SmackDown! [112] Morrison then underwent surgery to correct a legitimately pinched nerve in his neck. [55], In 2009, Hennigan and Maryse Ouellet were interviewed on Eurosport. [48][49] Nitro was placed in a tag team with Kenny Dykstra,[50][51] until the 2007 WWE draft, during which Nitro was drafted to the ECW brand. [217] In 2009, Hennigan appeared on two episodes of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, which were both aired on September 29.

Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. [18] Hennigan competed in Acolytes Protection Agency's invitational Bar Room Brawl match at Vengeance in July 2003. John Morrison & R-Truth", "WWE NXT: Barrett wins show's first season", "WWE News: NXT Results – Season Two announced, Pro & Rookie pairings revealed", "WWE NXT: Second rookie goes home; New No.

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