Last night at the Red Carpet Rumble, James “Main Event” Morgan (a man that I call friend) was unable to defeat Tyler Bateman and was forced to retire. Bateman had defeated Morgan earlier in the year to win the United Wrestling Network Television Championship (still the only singles title that bares the name United). Morgan was bent on winning his prized championship back, even if it met leveraging his career to do so. And in a series of unfortunate events, Morgan was defeated and forced to retire.
James Morgan’s career started off as the Red Tornado some 17 years earlier while training at the Legendary School of Hard Knocks. James began training for a career in professional wrestling as a fifteen-year-old . Jesse Hernandez (the school proprietor) was responsible for launching the careers of Frankie Kazarian, WWE’s Melina, Shelly Martinez, Rocky Romero, Ricky Reyes, Joey Ryan, TJ Perkins and countless others. As Red Tornado, James competed mostly for the Empire Wrestling Federation (the wrestling promotion connected to the School of Hard Knocks). While competing, he became a cruiserweight champion and a tag team champion.
Morgan would take a brief sabbatical from wrestling, focusing on his career in the medical profession of a few years, but the bug returned to him, when Mach-1 Wrestling opened up shop. The James Morgan that debuted for M1W was a changed man. His physical prowess greater and his abilities in the ring never better. Morgan was a two time Mach-1 Heavyweight Champion. His first reign as champion he would defend against the likes of Scorpio Sky, Paul London, and “Pretty” Peter Avalon before eventually losing the title to Australia’s own Bobby Jo Marshall. Eventually Willie Mack would win the M1W title, which would set up one of the biggest feuds in M1W, Mack vs. Morgan. The two would clash over that title multiple times with Morgan eventually winning the championship and adopting Christian Cole as his manager and being ingrained in the Cole-lition. Morgan continued to have success as the top man in Mach-1 Wrestling and would begin to feud with upstart Nick Madrid. All was going right with Morgan, until an in ring injury nearly ended his career back in 2012. After his broken collarbone healed, Morgan would return to the ring.
Now known as the Main Event, James Morgan would begin to work for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood as a broadcaster and later as an in-ring talent. As a broadcaster Morgan developed a relationship with Stu Stone that led to the creation of the Family Stone. While actively competing for both CWFH, Mach-1 (both affiliated with the NWA), Morgan would go on to compete for the short lived Mayhem Wrestling Entertainment becoming it’s final champion before their doors closed. It wasn’t until Morgan broke free of his ties to the Family Stone that he would achieve his greatest level of success in CWFH, winning the vacant United Wrestling Network Television Championship. Morgan was a fighting champion, having defended against the likes of Alexander Hammerstone, Rocky Romero, and a bevy of others. Morgan’s reign came to an end May 15th. And he wrestled his final match, in front of a packed Oceanview Pavilion, in front of his father and wife. Everyone at Alliance-Wrestling.com would like to wish James Morgan all the best, the Main Event is over, but the Doctor is in.