On December 18, Kerry Morton announced he had re-signed with the National Wrestling Alliance.
Morton, the son of Ricky Morton is the reigning NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. The 21-year-old made his NWA debut in 2021.
Speaking on the Matthew Mania podcast, Morton revealed that his NWA deal is for 18 months and will allow him to continue to focus on his education.
"I just re-upped my deal with the National Wrestling Alliance for the next 18 months. It's great how everything worked out, Pat Kenney and Billy Corgan were very open 'we want you to attend University, we want you to get your education, we want you to be a cheerleader, and still be part of our organization.' Billy gave me some high praise at the tapings. It happened to work out greatly. My contract will come towards an end when I graduate college. Give me 18 months starting January 1 and we'll go from there," said Kerry.
He noted that his contract will allow him to continue to take Independent dates.
When asked if there has been interest from WWE or AEW, Kerry said, "Yeah, I can happily say that, yes they have. That opportunity is so surreal. With WWE and AEW, I let them know that I am in college, I plan on graduating from college, and that's kind of the idea of what they had for me so far. When I reached out and they reached out to me and they asked me to come tryout and be part of their squad, I said, 'I'm in University, I would still love to attend,' which I did. Right now, I'm focusing on getting my education, which is a deal I made with my parents and grandparents before they passed. Get an education before I pursued the professional wrestling business."
Since winning the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title from Homicide at NWA Hard Times 3, he has defended the title against Colby Corino and Brian Pillman Jr.
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