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Meeting John Morrison: When WWE's Idols Come To Life

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His eyes grew big. His mouth fell open. It's pretty fair to say he was speechless. That was the reaction of a boy meeting his idol, WWE superstar John Morrison. (see video for my 2009 feature on him)

We all have that super-someone, that person we'd love to meet. For most, its just a fantasy, a back-burner dream. On this day, it was reality.

Now wait. Before you tell me you don't get the whole pro-wrestling thing wait until you hear my first hand account. If you're already a super-fan, you know that the WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, is just that. Entertainment at it's max, a global empire, and oh-so-fabulously fun! I went to one of the events and found it to be part rock concert, part comedy, part stage show, part sport, and pure raw, raucous recreation. I cheered, I booed, I laughed, and I was in awe!  I got it!

But I digress. Back to that dream day for a boy with stars in his eyes, and I don't mean the one's on Morrison's signature shades. This boy was a fan of the super-fit wrestler. The boy had watched him on TV with awe, and there right before his eyes was Morrison in the flesh, literally. Morrison marketed flesh to the max. He was known as "The Shaman of Sexy." Not only does he have super-model good look, and abs of steel, he resembles Door's frontman Jim Morrison... thus, "John" Morrison. The wrestlers real last name is Hennigan and he hails from Rancho Palos Verdes.

On this day four years ago Hennigan was helping out with Wednesday's Child. It's a segment that airs on FOX 11 News and helps find forever homes for older children in foster care. Trust me, these kids get so few dream days I know this was a day a boy will treasure forever.

I live by the saying "to whom much is given, much is expected." On this day, Hennigan was living by that too. Go to our Wednesday's Child page and you'll see this week's segment is also with Hennigan. He's no longer with the WWE but still doing shows privately. Four years later we'd found another boy who was such a fan he already had the John Morrison action figure. The two spent a day at the Tempest Freerunning Academy practicing stunts at this parkour course.

In closing the two signed off with Morrison's signature move. It's a series of fist pumps that ends with a fist in the air and attitude that screams "what up world!" For this kid, it was a larger-than-life moment.

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