Matt Morgan Talks His Last Run In TNA, Working w/ Bram, Being Retired, Creative Blowing It On “Start & Stop” Booking, Has GFW Approached Him?

file_185287_3_matt-morgan-1Today The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling is locked and loaded for an outstanding discussion with one of our most detailed and extensive episodes to date featuring the “Blueprint” Matt Morgan. John and Chad at times are speechless as “The DNA of TNA” gives some of the most honest and passionate responses to a career overview which saw Morgan cover everything from meeting Dr. Tom Prichard, getting on the WWE’s radar, Vince McMahon being into his work, leaving WWE, finding a home in TNA and all the success he managed to obtain there as well as the constant misuse of his talents and his personality.

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Matt Morgan On How Hulk Hogan Tried To Get TNA Creative Behind His Character:

How was the atmosphere at TNA when he came in for his last run vs. Bram: 

It was such an encapsulated type of experience because, what I saw is might have been everybody’s  “A” game or best face or best foot forward because they knew they were getting me there for three hours, one day and four hours the day of the pay per view. So when you have a special guest come in or an older talent come in for one match, you are going to get everybody’s smiley face. You’re not going to get the sh*t end of the story, or hear all the drama, or hear “GOD this place sucks” but nor would I, I don’t think either. Everyone was just trying to catch up with what was going on and what I’ve been up to. These were people that were like family members to me and a lot of them ironically a week or two after I left a lot of those family members were leaving TNA anyway. 

How did TNA approach him: 

Here’s the thing, I’m retired retired. I love pro wrestling, I love watching it still and I’m always trying to catch up on Raw and NXT, especially NXT. Impact not as much and not because it’s an inferior show, I just honestly didn’t know what channel, I didn’t even know if I got Destination America and at this point I don’t have time to be looking around for sh*t like that. Every once in awhile I’d get a text or a call from “Big”, John Gaburick. He had a lot to do with me being on Tough Enough 2 and was a big believer of mine. He took over creative when I left TNA and we always wanted to work with one another obviously and he’s always trying to give me a little check in here and there to see if I’d be willing to come back and I think he figured out for sure that I was done with it, and he kind of stopped. But then he approached me with an idea for me to come back for just a one time only thing if I was interested and they were now filming again at Universal Studios, they were no longer on the road like they were when I  left. They are twenty minuets from my house. More importantly, I wanted to say my son saw me wrestle live. In the long run what I am doing is best for my family of course. For that little braggadocios moment that my kid would never have had. 

His program with Bram:

Bram is a good buddy of mind. They are trying to get him over and to the next level of a main event act and for no rhyme or reason the guys they were feeding him or having him work with was not really working. You could see they wanted to get behind him, it’s just the talent he was working other then Magnus really wasn’t helping him get there. So I was honored to finally be asked because I had always been on the take so to speak when I was the young guy always wrestling the Stings and the Kurt Angles and The Steiners that helped get me to that level. Here is the first time I am asked to do that for a younger guy and I always wanted to be able to give back and do that if it ever helped someone and what a hell of an opportunity to have my kid sit there in the front row. That was probably the biggest part of this for me to take them up on that offer, a one time appearance only while also doing the honors for a guy that I was friends with and I thought that he was very very deserving of it and if I could help him become even more established or even an inch more over then so be it, I was definitely honored by that. 

Has Jeff Jarrett recruited Morgan for Global Force Wrestling: 

Yeah definitely. I remembered asking Jeff if he had heard that TNA had contacted me about coming back and Jeff is another guy that has always been a backer of mine to a degree and would always believe in me and give me that fair shake. So the day the Jeff called me, the same exact day he called me to do one of those House Shows for Global Force and this was awhile back like in March or April (2015) the same morning I had a voicemail from “Big” from TNA as well and I asked Jeff if he knew why “Big” would be calling me by any chance and are you in touch with TNA at all and he said he had no idea. I thought it was ironic that both of them called the same exact day and it’s been two years since I was on TV.