John Morrison Shares Idea He Had For Near-Elimination At 2020 WWE Royal Rumble

John Morrison had an idea for what could have been an iconic Royal Rumble moment.

On January 29, the former WWE Superstar posted a video on Instagram that shows him practicing a back flip from the second rope and landing on the guard rail. According to Morrison, he wanted to try this during the 2020 Royal Rumble but never got the opportunity. On that night, Morrison entered the match fifth and was quickly eliminated by Brock Lesnar, who was responsible for the first 13 exits.

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He wrote, "I came to Royal Rumble 2020 in Houston TX with a crazy idea for a near Rumble elimination- I wanted to top my near elimination from the Rumble in 2011. I settled on standing on the 2nd rope then taking a tackle or drop kick that would send me flying back- I’d back flip in the air, then save myself by landing sitting on the guard rail. I never got to do it. I’m posting this today for anyone out there thinking about saving a great idea for the perfect time. Don’t save it. The perfect time is right now- force yourself to come up with a better perfect idea. I’ll be watching tonight- rumble has always been one of my favorite PPVs.

The clip in the ring is from the day of the rumble in Houston the other clips are from a gym where are repped backflips until I programming myself to flip back instead of up."

John Morrison was released by WWE on Thursday, November 18, 2021. For this past run, he was mostly linked to The Miz but did spend some time as a singles competitor. Click here to read Morrison's thoughts on his time in WWE.

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