John Morrison (wrestler)

American professional wrestler
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John Randall Hennigan[1] (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently working on the independent circuit and also appears on All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Johnny TV. He is best known for working for World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring names John Morrison and Johnny Nitro.

John Morrison
Morrison in 2019
Birth nameJohn Randall Hennigan[1]
Born (1979-10-03) October 3, 1979 (age 44)[2]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[3]
Alma materUniversity of California, Davis
Spouse(s)
Taya Valkyrie (m. 2018)
PartnerMelina Perez (2003–2015)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
  • John Hennigan[2]
  • John Morrison[2]
  • Johnny Blaze[2]
  • Johnny Caballero[4]
  • Johnny Elite
  • Johnny Fusion
  • Johnny Hardy
  • Johnny Impact
  • Johnny Mundo
  • Johnny Nitro[2]
  • Johnny Spade
  • Johnny Superstar[5]
  • Johnny TV
  • Various other ring names[a]
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[10]
Billed weight215 lb (98 kg)[10]
Billed fromLos Angeles, California[10]
Slamtown, USA[11]
Trained by
Debut2002[2]

Hennigan has won many championships, including the ECW World Championship, the World and SmackDown Tag Team Championship, the Impact World Championship, and the Lucha Underground Championship once each, the Intercontinental Championship three times, and the WWE Tag Team Championship four times (becoming a six-time tag team champion in WWE).

Personal life

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Hennigan grew up in Los Angeles, California with his two younger sisters, Kelly and Elise. Hennigan once dated wrestler Melina Perez. The characters they play on television started in a relationship.[12] They met while trying to be a part of the television program Tough Enough III. Hennigan was made a part of the program, Perez was not.[13]

Championships and accomplishments

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Hennigan is a former Impact World Champion in Impact Wrestling...
 
...a three-time WWE Intercontinental Champion...
 
...and an overall six-time Tag Team Champion in WWE (shown here with the WWE Tag Team Championship, which he held four times)

Footnotes

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  1. On the independent circuit, Hennigan has used several ring names depending on the wrestling promotion, including Johnny Blackcraft,[6] Johnny Downunder,[7] Johnny Foxwoods,[8] Johnny Progress, Johnny Ultra,[9] and Johnny Onyx.

References

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  3. Sawyer, James (April 24, 2015). "Johnny Mundo aka John Morrison Opens Up In Candid One Hour Shoot Interview". Inside Pulse. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  4. Taylor, Sanchez (February 24, 2022). "John Morrison Receives Another New Name Ahead Of GCW Debut". WrestleTalk. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
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