Former WWE star Matt “The Blueprint” Morgan has revealed that he was planned to return to the company at the 2014 Royal Rumble.
Morgan, who began his career with WWE as a contestant in the company’s Tough Enough television show, wrestled as part of the SmackDown roster from 2003 to 2005.
He left in July 2005, and later went on to wrestle for TNA/IMPACT and toured the indie circuit in the US and Japan.
Although he has yet to make his return to WWE, Morgan revealed during a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet that there were plans for him to re-debut with the company as part of the 2014 Royal Rumble match:
“I would have had that chance when I was supposed to go back and re-debut with them [in] 2014, January 2014. The Royal Rumble. I was going to be The Blueprint finally on WWE TV, not TNA. But my son Jackson was born January 7.
“And that was something that my wife and I had been praying on for 12 straight years, we went through eight rounds of IVF, none of them worked. And by the grace of God, she naturally got pregnant, the biggest thing for me in my life ever, ever! And so when he was born, and I held him for the first time, this switch went off in my head, I’m done.
“I’m not going back on the road, I need to be a dad and I need to be home here every night, you know, with my son. And like I’ve said many times that ended up being the right decision because just, you know, almost three short years later, a little bit under three years later, Jackson was diagnosed as being nonverbal autistic.
“So again, it’s a tag team, between me and my wife, on being able to take care of him and do the listening and the myriad things we have to do every single day before he goes to school after he goes to school.
“All the therapy needs, you know, getting them in the right charter school, that all those different things that are very important. But let’s say it never happened. I was on track to be re-debuting for Royal Rumble 2014 that January. And so I called them up. I told them what happened.”
Morgan’s most recent wrestling appearance took place in July 2022, where he was interviewed on an episode of IMPACT.
Transcription courtesy of Fightful.
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