When Morgan was a part of WWE's developmental territory OVW, officials suggested he start wearing a mask to improve his character. As one of the top babyfaces in OVW, so Morgan was understandably confused.
"They put a mask on me, first they said because it was going to improve my body language. What? Anyways, you shut up and do what you're told. So I went to wrestling practice with a hood and a mask, and then I'd be on TV with a mask," Morgan explained. "So Jim Cornette was like, 'How the hell do I explain this? You're the top babyface, you're the champion, what do I do?' So I lost a Loser Leaves Town match, come back as The Blueprint and wear a hood and I'm not Matt Morgan anymore, I'm just The Blueprint."
Unbeknownst to Morgan, the company was grooming him for a high-profile storyline that would have seen him start a program with Kane. Morgan said he would've loved to work with Kane because he was a huge fan of him and The Undertaker.
"The cool part was they were going to turn this into, I was gonna be Kane's brother Abel," Morgan said. "And I would've killed for that! I would've worn a hood gladly for that just because I'm a huge 'Taker and Kane fan. What leads to Kane leads to 'Taker, right? Nine-year-old Matt Morgan inside was going bananas."
Since The Undertaker and Kane are brothers, it is highly likely that Morgan's storyline would have eventually led him to work with The Dead Man. The WWE completely nixed the plans for Kane to have another brother, as the only storyline that came close to that was the imposter Kane angle featuring Luke Gallows that never went anywhere. Morgan said the decision not to go through with the storyline came straight from the top of the company.
"Vince (McMahon) stepped in and came up with stuttering Matt Morgan," he said.
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