June 10, 2023

Kerry Morton, the son of WWE Corridor of Famer Ricky Morton, goals to win some gold at NWA 74. Particularly, he’ll look to take residence the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship from Murder after they conflict on Saturday.

In an interview with WrestleZone, Morton previewed the bout by describing the way it means so much to him that NWA President Billy Corgan is giving him the chance to face a famend veteran like Murder. He additionally mentioned the non-public significance of the title, as his father has held it earlier than, as has his shut pal Chase Owens.

“Billy Corgan went out of his technique to say, ‘This enterprise means a lot to me. It’s one thing I grew up on, I bought away from, and I got here again. As a result of it’s actually part of me,’” Morton mentioned. “It will get you pondering, such as you’re right here for sure causes, why you’re right here and why the flexibility that they might put the belief in somebody like me, particularly to wrestle Murder, some of the badass wrestlers on the scene. Fairly frankly, nonetheless at the moment. You hear folks resembling Samoa Joe, and you then consider folks resembling Murder, and these loopy names that you just get to lock horns with. That’s one thing that’s stepping up with me is I get to go within the locker room, I earned my technique to this chance to wrestle for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

“Now, hopefully the timing’s proper, the place is now, and Kerry Morton’s alternative awaits. I’d like to have the championship round my waist, one thing that my father had, one thing that considered one of my greatest pals within the wrestling enterprise had, Chase Owens, and so many different names that come about. So it’s humbling to know that I get to wrestle for this championship, however simply know, I’m not gonna take it gentle, I’m not gonna take it straightforward. I’m stepping into there with the mindset of changing into the subsequent NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion.”

Morton additionally addressed the hole in expertise between himself and Murder, because the latter has been wrestling since 1994, whereas Kerry wasn’t born till after the flip of the century. He made it clear that he’d attempting to maintain an open thoughts, and whereas he has a sport plan for the bout, he is aware of that issues can quickly go sideways.

“I undoubtedly assume so,” Morton mentioned. “I’ve my work lower out for me. As I’m going again and I watch these tapes and I watch the research of know, I do know what’s lower out. I wish to assume that I’ve my sport plan famous and able to go, however in a matter of moments, issues can change, particularly whenever you get hit within the match. Every part modifications then. So what I wish to simply merely assume proper now’s, ‘Kerry, take your time, go in there open-minded, and go in there both able to take an ass-whooping and at all times stand again up in your ft.’ That’s the momentum I’m gonna go in with, and simply clear and open-minded. I feel that’s how you need to go about these bouts time and time once more. This one is gonna be quick I can consider of spectacular.”

The younger star emphasised that he’d wish to win the title on Saturday, however his long-term dream is to seize the world title, and this quest is his driving drive as he continues his wrestling journey.

“As of now, I wanna have that championship round my waist,” mentioned Morton. “However the Ten Kilos of Gold, Candy Charlotte. My goodness. Individuals typically dream, however by no means succeed, and that’s one thing that I’ve been manifesting is someday, I wanna have that championship round my waist and present my face, particularly with the present [lineage] with Nick Aldis, Trevor Murdoch, Cody Rhodes. Simply to assume, Kerry Morton’s title may very well be upon these, and that’s one thing that’s actually cool and kinda retains me rolling after I get away from bed and I attend class or I’m doing work right here at him. It kinda will get you rolling like go to the fitness center, go to wrestling apply, go to performing class, or go to one thing simply to verify to guide as much as alternatives resembling that.”

Shifting ahead, Morton made it clear the he enjoys being within the NWA, and he hopes to determine his title according to among the different greats who’ve carved out their very own legacies all through the promotion’s proud historical past.

“I presently love being on the NWA. I plan on hopefully re-signing a contract right here quickly, if it involves that. I’m proud to be right here, and I hope to carry some extra gold within the Nationwide Wrestling Alliance and set up my title among the many greats.”

NWA 74 will probably be held at The Chase in St. Louis on August 27 & 28. Extra info is obtainable right here.