It seems as of late that John Morrison has been a disappointment on the mic. That was not the case however during his time as a heel and in the Dirt Sheet. Yes, it can be argued that Miz infused some personality into it, but JoMo sure had some killer lines.
One thing he has lacked lately has been his persona. It's been a problem for many superstars that used to be incredible heels, but when they turned face, they lost all personality. An example of this would be MVP. We all must admit that MVP was incredible as a heel. He was great on the mic, got some good heat, had a talk show of his own called the VIP Lounge, wore suits and bling; he had it all because he was so immersed in his persona. When he turned face, he lost all of that and became a generic face superstar. This must not happen to John Morrison.
The mic is often seen as his main weakness, but when you look at his past, he is more than capable of putting on a good promo. All he needs to do is go back to his persona. His Jim Morrison persona, his Flamboyant, Psychedelic, Sex Symbol and Rockstar Image.
He used to have a multitude of nicknames, names he should use even now as a face to make himself more charismatic. He is the Shaman of Sexy, The Guru of Greatness, The Honcho of Hotness, The Shaolin Master of Manliness, The Monday/Tuesday/Friday Night Delight. He has so much to work with, all of which can be his signature nicknames to be used to cap off his promos.
Another thing he needs to rejuvenate his persona is The Palace of Wisdom. He needs to refer to it more. It is what truly makes his gimmick really philosophical in a way, yet very psychedelic, and hippy like. He mentions things like "We don't like fatties at the palace of wisdom", "You're dying to spend a night with me at the palace of wisdom", or "join me in the palace of wisdom", "let me drop some knowledge on you". JoMo also has lines wherein he says "I am beyond good and evil" which IMO is a classic and should be signature catchphrase for someone with a gimmick like his. Or even "some are born to sweet delight, and others born to endless night" something he plugged from William Blake. All these catchphrases, nicknames, quotes can all be used to enhance his mic work and make him more of a character.
I believe what Morrison has been lacking lately has been his personality, his character. It's not his fault, it happens to most heels who turn face. He just needs to rediscover his Psychedelic/Flamboyant/Rockstar/Sex Symbol persona. Because without all of these, he has no material to start off with. Without it, he's just a normal guy with bedazzled tights, talking, sounding like an ordinary person; when in reality, he is supposed to be very charismatic.
One random thing as well, those necklaces he wore in his entrances were awesome lol.
Any other thoughts on how he can improve?