Former WWE and GFW star Matt Morgan recently appeared on “Ringside with Dave Penzer” and below are some interview highlights:
Morgan discusses how he got his first break in the wrestling business:
âI lived twenty minutes from Titan Towers in Connecticut.â âOne night I was bouncing, and a guy from the WWF RAW magazine came in to the bar, he said to me, âhave you ever thought about wrestlingâ?
âI said yea!â âHe told me to start coming to WWF Titan Towers on Friday nightsâ and heâll get me into their gymâ.
Morgan talks about his first encounter with Tom Prichard:
âI was working out at the gym hoping to run into someone, and then I met Tom Prichardâ âTom said, donât go the independent route because Iâm just going to have to un-train everything they teach you.â âTom told me that if anything comes up, or a try out, Iâll let you knowâ.
Morgan discusses his time with MTVâs âTough Enoughâ:
I was given Jim Rossâs contact information from Vince McMahon, and found out about âTough Enoughâ. âI sent in an audition tape to Kevin Kelly, but he didnât turn my tape in on time for the first series of itâ.
âI then get a call from this agency saying, âhey we want you to fly out to Vegas to try out for MTVâs âTough Enough 2â. âI was picked for the next season, I was flabbergastedâ.
Morgan discusses when he finally realized WWE was not the place for him:
âSo long story short; when I got my release, I got a call from Johnny Ace saying, âlook we need to get the character off TVâ. âJohnny said âgo to Japan for six months to a year, weâll bring you back and hopefully everyone will have forgotten the character and we can do something new with youâ. âI told Johnny âcoolâ. WWE sets me up to go to New Japan, got paid really well, but I got really âbitterâ and pissed offâ. âI then decide; you know whatâ, Iâm going to shove this up their ass and go to TNA and be the âBlue Print Matt Morganâ and show them exactly what they missed out onâ.
Matt Morgan discusses this and MUCH MORE on this weekâs episode of âSitting Ringsideâ with David Penzer!
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