Matt Morgan Says He Was Set To Return To WWE At The 2014 Royal Rumble, Details Why It Didn't Happen

Matt Morgan discusses why he never returned to WWE.

Although Matt Morgan got his start in WWE's Tough Enough program, 'The Blueprint' departed the company in 2005 and has yet to return. After leaving WWE, Morgan had stints with TNA/IMPACT and New Japan Pro Wrestling before stepping away from the ring in a full-time capacity back in early 2014.

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In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Morgan revealed that he was on track to return to the company in 2014, noting that the birth of his son ended up putting those plans on ice.

“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 currently serves as the District 4 City Commissioner of Longwood, Florida. Previously, he was the mayor of Longwood from 2019 to 2020.

In terms of wrestling, Morgan last appeared on a episode of IMPACT Wrestling back in June 2022 for a quick interview.

Special thanks to Chris Van Vliet for the quotes(s).

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