Two months removed from original rumours circulating that John Morrison had signed with WWE, the news was at long last confirmed on last night's edition of WWE Backstage on FS1.
Reported by Ryan Satin during his gossip section of the show, the story put paid to any further discussion that Morrison himself had stirred up by casting doubt on the story when it first appeared.
Something of a timeless performer, Morrison advanced from midcard missed opportunity in WWE to dependable upper midcard star elsewhere. He graduated to the main event for the likes of Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling in a way few others from WWE's old (and deeply flawed) developmental system struggled to do.
Due more to the era he emerged from than any particular knocks on his talent, Morrison doesn't carry the nostalgic glow of some other returnees from the last decade, but his signature might have greater value - having just turned 40 years old, WWE have either brought back an experienced professional about to enter his prime, or a veteran presence sure to guide and assist newer talents along the way.
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