NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Kerry Morton took to Twitter today to announce that he has officially signed and extended his stay with the promotion after working as a free agent. Kerry is the son of legendary tag team star Ricky Morton, although he wrestles primarily in singles matches as he tries to distance himself from his fathers legacy. The 21 year old has signed a long-term deal with the NWA in recent weeks.
He had been working with the National Wrestling Alliance on a per-appearance basis, reluctant to sign a contract with the promotion. He won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship at NWA: Hard Times 3 in November 2022, defeating former TNA and ROH star Homicide. This is his first reign with the title and the third generation wrestler looks to have bags of potential to help improve him in the future.
Morton tweeted out the reveal that he had signed with Billy Corgan’s promotion, writing “Proud to announce, I have extended and signed on board with the National Wrestling Alliance. Looking forward to 2023 and the future for the@nwa. – World Jr Heavyweight Champion”.
Kerry Morton’s father, Ricky Morton, was part of the legendary tag team The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. The duo were famed in the 1980s as one of the greatest tag teams of all time, known for their legendary rivalry with the Jim Cornette-led Midnight Express. Kerry and Ricky recently teamed together at Jim Crockett Promotions’ Ric Flair’s Last Match event. The father-son duo took on fellow legacy wrestlers Brian Pillman Jr and Brock Anderson in a tag team match, with the duo of Pillman and Anderson picking up the victory.