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John Morrison wants whole Truth
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


John Morrison makes his entrance at SummerSlam on Sunday in Los Angeles. Photo by R.P. Strickland, strickspix@gmail.com

In the midst of a WWE universe storm, John Morrison is holding a grudge.

And while CM Punk is stewing after becoming an undisputed champion at SummerSlam, only to have Kevin Nash throw himself into the middle and Alberto del Rio pin Punk to become the new champion, Morrison could carry the grudge into a huge live RAW TV show in Edmonton Aug. 22.

R-Truth is the guy with the bull's-eye on his back this time.

"I am a laid-back surfer kid from California in real life," says Morrison (real name John Hennigan). "But even a laid-back surfer kid can get angry. I'm furious at R-Truth, a guy I considered my friend at one time."

After being sidelined a couple of times after attacks by R-Truth, Morrison returned to RAW late last month and attacked his adversary.

Morrison is happy with his place in WWE.

"You look at John Cena and CM Punk. They're both very talented with a great mind for the business. But I have a lot of things they don't have. The time of John Morrison and the JoMosapiens is just around the corner.

"I love what I do. I love performing."

Morrison admits he still gets nervous before grabbing a microphone.

"If you're nervous, it means you care about what you're doing," he said.

"Look at The Rock ... before he goes out there, he's a nervous wreck."

Morrison is looking forward to getting into the ring in Edmonton.

"Wrestling has such a strong tradition in Canada," he said. "I was just in Toronto doing some media and bumped into like three guys who knew Edge. That was so cool."


John Morrison makes a young fan's day at WWE Axxess the day before SummerSlam in Los Angeles. Photo by R.P. Strickland, strickspix@gmail.com
Morrison also happens to have a superhot girlfriend, Melina, who was just released by WWE.

"The idea of having more freedom to choose when and where to work is liberating for her," said Morrison.

QUICK HITS

John Morrison was asked to sum up some of WWE's personalties in a couple of words. Here's how he responded.

CM Punk: "Opinionated."

Triple H: "Ambitious, yet unproven."

Randy Orton: "Bad Ass. It's tough to sum him up with one word. He's an anomaly. It seems as if he did everything a certain way because of who he is. But he's charismatic. And he's entertaining to watch. You can't deny that."

The Miz: "Really, really loud and annoying. Yet deceivingly loyal to his friends."

Melina: "The most talented diva ever to be employed by WWE. She's got charisma and sex appeal. But the main thing that sets her apart is she makes people feel when she's in the ring ... whether she's angry, happy, surprised or pissed off. Whatever she feels, the audience feels that."

Vince McMahon: "A supertalented workaholic. Micromanager. A perfectionist who expects the same from his employees."

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    Tim Baines is the Sports Editor for the Ottawa Sun and can be emailed at Tim.baines@sunmedia.ca.