Speculation had been running rampant leading up to tonight’s AEW Dynamite as who the two mystery entrants (or as the show calls them, Jokers) were going to be entering into the Owen Hart Tournament. We now know the name of the first joker, it’s John Morrison. Or as he is known as now, Johnny Elite. The talented superstar made his debut against Samoa Joe.
Morrison appeared a little rusty in the ring with a few botched moves, but he gets a pass because fans in the arena and at home were just happy to see him again. Morrison ended up losing to Joe in his debut match which makes us wonder if this was just a glorified cameo or not.
It’s not clear if this is a one-off or if there are plans to sign him. Johnny has wrestled all over the world including WWE, Impact, AAA, Lucha Underground and several other places.
Another joker will be announced later tonight against Britt Baker in the women’s part of the OHT.
The female joker in the OHT was the talentless indie Japanese pop star Makilto. Baker easily defeated her to move on in the OHT.