W. Morrissey is an interesting guest whose stories arouse the interest of viewers. This time he was a guest on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, where he recalled a moment when he and Enzo Amore sang a Frank Sinatra song, which caused outrage among some.
“Creatively, it was just a new set of talent to work with, to do promos with,” Morrissey said, as quoted by wrestlinginc. “We got to do things with the New Day, which was awesome to kind of feed off of other tag teams and have fun with that.
We did the one segment with the New Day overseas in the UK, and it’s just a totally different ballgame. NXT is, I guess it’s less worrisome, it’s less nervewracking, and it’s not as big of a deal. When you get to WWE, it’s kind of like everything you do is a big deal and it could have consequences.
We messed up a few times. I can think of one time when we really messed up. We went off-script at Summerslam in Brooklyn and sang a Frank Sinatra song. You can’t sing or imitate things that are copyrighted. That was a stern talking too.
He was furious, Hunter. We didn’t know. We didn’t know those sorts of things. “I think everything is amplified and it’s so much bigger, and the magnitude of things you do and the consequences of the things you do are way bigger.
That’s something that maybe, in the moment, I didn’t realize. But you’re on live television. If you mess up or do something that can cost the company, that’s on you. It’s way bigger, it comes with a lot more money and a lot more glory, whatever you want to call it, but you have to watch yourself a lot more”.
After they came back they were surprised by the reaction and didn’t know they made mistake. “If you go back and watch that Summerslam, I think it was 2016, they had to cut it,” Morrissey said.
“That was something we weren’t told, and then I see we did it and we thought, ‘yeah, New York. We fu**ing crushed it, man! Yeah, man, that was on the fly and everybody was with it!’. And then we got to the back and it was like, ‘you!
You! Come here!’. And I was like ‘f**k!’. “We came back and were like, ‘Jericho, thank you! Kevin, f**k yeah!’. We were so happy, and then the mood just completely changed, drops. And then you start to think, ‘f**k, what did we do? What did we do? We must’ve fu**ed up.’ So yeah, that was a big one.
That was huge. In NXT, we might’ve been able to do that or get away with it. When we went to different towns on the road with NXT, I sang “Sherry” in Asbery Park, New Jersey. We were doing stuff all over”.