Matt Morgan wins his last match in TNA, but he's still not happy with their management. Photo by KnightNephrite of Wikimedia Commons.
A few days ago, Matt Morgan made it publicly known that he was unhappy with TNA management at a time when his contract was due. His final scheduled appearance with the company, unless he re-signs, was at a TNA house show on Saturday night in Houston, Texas.
In an odd decision, Morgan won what may be his last match in TNA, beating his former tag team partner Crimson cleanly with his finisher the Carbon Footprint. Standard house show booking is for the babyface to go over, but these are not ordinary circumstances.
It may have been a last gasp effort by TNA to placate Morgan so he stays with the company. Such a thing is not unheard of, as Rob Van Dam beat Randy Orton in a stretcher match at the One Night Stand pay-per-view in early June 2007, which was in part an attempt by WWE to convince Van Dam to sign a new deal at the last minute. That didn't work then and is unlikely to work now.
After the match, Morgan returned the favour by holding up in front of the crowd a fan's sign that said "Going, going, gone". Which seems to suggest that the win didn't improve his mood with management nor change his intention to leave TNA.
PWInsider.com has confirmed that WWE has interest in Morgan, but signing him may be difficult at this present time due to TNA's lawsuit against WWE for contract tampering. WWE may hold back on offering Morgan a contract until that legal mess is sorted out.
Indeed, WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt recently told TNA legal counsel Erika Blonquist that WWE has no interest in any of TNA's talent:
First, and as I advised you orally on the phone during our recent conference call, WWE has not solicited Ric Flair to leave TNA and enter into a contract with WWE. WWE has made no offer to Flair and has no intention of doing so. Second, as I also advised you, WWE has not solicited any other current TNA talent to repudiate their contracts and enter into a contract with WWE. WWE has no interest in current TNA talent.
Thus, Morgan may be out of luck if he wants a quick return to WWE. We'll keep you updated as this story further develops, Cagesiders.