John Morrison confirmed by WWE as returning, update on Dio Maddin’s status

John Morrison WWE return

On last night’s episode of WWE Backstage on FS1, it was officially confirmed by WWE that John Morrison has re-signed with the company.

It is confirmed to be a multi-year deal with no other terms disclosed. It is not known when Morrison will debut or for what brand.

It was reported back in September that Morrison, real name John Hennigan, had re-signed with the company. Hennigan quickly tried to extinguish the rumor.

Hennigan last appeared in WWE in 2011. Hennigan started his career by winning the 2003 Tough Enough competition (alongside the late Matt Cappotelli). Hennigan would go on to be ECW Champion, a 3-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, and a 5-time Tag Team Champion.

Hennigan last appeared for IMPACT Wrestling as Johnny Impact on their Slammiversary XVII event earlier this year.

Dio Maddin status update

It was also confirmed on WWE Backstage last night that Dio Maddin would no longer be serving as a commentator on Monday Night Raw.

Maddin has not been seen since taking an F5 from Brock Lesnar through the commentary table in an effort to save Jerry Lawler on the November 4 episode of Raw. It was announced that Maddin has returned to the Performance Center in Orlando to resume training to become a WWE Superstar.

In the interim, Samoa Joe will continue on as the second color commentator on Raw until his thumb injury is completely healed.