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Kerry Morton is the new NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion as he defeated Homicide at NWA Hard Times 3 in New Orleans. This is Morton’s first reign with the title. Morton won the title on his second try, as he unsuccessfully challenged Homicide at NWA 74.
Homicide’s lone title reign ends at 237 days, as he originally won the title at the Crockett Cup in March.
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In an interview with WrestleZone, Kerry Morton looked back on being part of the “Ric Flair’s Last Match” event and shared some words of wisdom that Flair shared with him.
“It was truly kind of surreal seeing the atmosphere of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express versus the Four Horsemen,” said Morton. “As I grew up in the wrestling business, I went back and I watched tales and I watched tapes of the Four Horsemen and I watched tapes of my father and Robert [Gibson], I watched tapes of all these tremendous tag teams from back then. It’s kind of surreal when the moment happens and you’re thinking wow, I’m taking part of the next generation. I’m taking part of the next step in this business. It was really cool, especially when you talk about Ric Flair’s last match, I got the opportunity to talk to Ric Flair, and not only did I have to go out of my way to talk to him, Ric Flair went out of his way to talk to me, which was truly incredible.
“He [said], ‘Kerry, I hope you’re doing well. I keep up to date with you at NWA’. He said something that really really stuck out to me, and word-for-word, he said, ‘Kerry, if there were a draft pick in professional wrestling, you would probably might be my number one right now.’ That made me change my whole perspective of what I’ve been doing recently in the professional wrestling business and by all means, that was the greatest compliment any professional wrestler in this business could ever receive. So truly a humbling moment for myself and a historic moment.”
Read more about how Flair’s message motivated Morton at this link.
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