Matt Morgan is a guy that brings up some conversation in the TNA fan base.Some see him as the future and a World Champ in the near future while others think TNA has blown their chance to make him a star with their previous mishandling of him when he was pushed previously. I think it’s getting to be about the time for TNA to crap or get off the pot with Matt and here’s why.
Number 5: The Look
Matt is listed at 7ft tall, 325lbs, and is an absolute aura of intimidation. When you see Matt Morgan you see a guy you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark alley or someone you just wouldn’t want to make mad. When Matt Morgan walks in a room you’re gonna give him a second look because it’s impossible not to. The guy is simply a beast with a bad look. Not too many guys have the combination of size and intimidation factor like Matt and I’m surprised he hasn’t been rewarded sooner.
Number 4: In Ring Acumen
Most bigger wrestlers suffer with the problem that they just can’t execute in the ring like their smaller counterparts. In Matt Morgan’s case this isn’t true. He has a sizable move-set some people much smaller than he don’t have. He is quick, agile, surprisingly swift, and has a large technical skill set for a man of a 7ft stature and this puts him in rarefied air in my opinion. With his compiled size and ability Matt could make a great muscle man for a smaller wrestler and he finds himself in that role to a certain degree with Joey Ryan. ( A Matt Morgan Tribute) But what he has that most muscle men don’t is…
Number 3: Mic Skills
I’m not saying he’s a standout by any means. I’m just saying that if he were given the task of going out to stand toe to toe on the mic with a Bobby Roode or James Storm I think he could do that and not only hang with, but contend with the better talkers and maybe just maybe outshine them. That obviously would be a long shot but it could happen and if it does, you can all look to me as a great predictor.
Number 2: He’s Not Getting Any Younger
Just in case you didn’t know, Matt Morgan is 36 years of age. Usually when wrestlers start to get into that range they’re in their prime shape and can go nowhere but down. Now I don’t believe Matt has reached the zenith of his potential so to speak but he is inching closer and closer to it every day. I think now is the time for TNA to make their move with him and decide if he’s a champ or not because we may not get a chance to see if they wait too long.
Number 1: He’s Paid His Dues
For those of you who don’t know Matt Morgan is actually a former WWE superstar who enjoyed a mediocre career for the Stamford based mega promotion. But he didn’t start out in TNA as a big bad ass kicker either. When he debuted he was merely the back up to then “Management Director” Jim Cornette. His main goal was to make sure that anyone that entered Jim’s office left the office in the same physical condition as before. Then in April of 08 Jim relieved him of his assistant duties and allowed him to become a full-time competitor. This would begin a journey that included a few top of the line feuds, a few less than stellar placements, and racked up a couple of tag title reigns. Matt has been active in TNA for 4 years and in total he’s been in the business a decade, give or take a few months. For his troubles he’s been given a few shot’s at TNA’s number 1 championship but I think it’s about time he gets to finally win the big one.
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