Ex-WWE star John Hennigan (FKA John Morrison) made headlines Saturday (April 15) night following his boxing debut victory against Epic Meal Time YouTuber Harley Morenstein.
Hennigan would win the fight following a third round TKO, and would subsequently call-out major YouTube star and successful boxer KSI to a boxing fight in the future.
While the nature of the Creator Clash event typically sees YouTubers and social media influencers step into the ring Hennigan would reveal that there was actually another opponent on the table for him as well as eventual adversary Morenstein.
Speaking to Dean Muhtadi (FKA WWE’s Mojo Rawley) of TMZ Sports, Hennigan would reveal that his former WWE rival Matt Cardona was once pitched as an option for the event.
“Let me tell you something about Matt Cardona. So, they asked me if I’d be willing to fight Harley (Morenstein) or Matt Cardona, and I asked him if he wanted to fight and he goes, ‘Bro, I’m not gonna fight anyone.”
“I’m definitely not gonna fight you. Bro, no. Are you crazy? No, I’m not gonna fight.’ But, literally, he was like my first phone call. They wanted me to fight broski.”
Despite Cardona deciding against the fight, Cardona would be one of many of Hennigan’s ex-co-workers to show their support online following his victory.
As well as the online support Hennigan was also supported by a rather eclectic selection of both current and ex-WWE and AEW stars who accompanied him to the ring.
You can find out who was a part of Hennigan’s entourage at this link here.
Transcript courtesy of POST Wrestling.
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