for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a winning effort, marking Morrison's fourth WWE Tag Team Championship.
After the defeat, the rivalry aspect of Miz and Morrison's relationship faded, as they were now portrayed as trusting friends.
Nitro acted as Bischoff's apprentice and assistant until June, when he was sent back to OVW.
To explain his departure, Nitro lost a match on June 7 episode of Raw against Eugene, which carried the stipulation that upon his loss, he also lost his job.
While in OVW, he adopted the ring name Johnny Nitro and was placed in a tag team with Joey Mercury.
In addition, Nitro was also in a sporadic feud with John Cena throughout the second half of 2006.
He is also the second Triple Crown Champion, having held the Lucha Underground Championship, the Gift of the Gods Championship and the Trios Championship once each.
In AAA, he was the promotion's first-ever triple champion, holding the AAA Mega, Latin American and World Cruiserweight Championships simultaneously. and Brian Cage) won the 2016 Lucha Libre World Cup.
Their feud culminated in a tag team lumberjack match on the Wrestle Mania XXV pre-show where both titles were on the line, but it was The Colóns who would unify the championships with a win.
On the May 1 episode of Smack Down, Morrison engaged in a backstage fight with Chris Jericho, after Jericho slapped him, thus turning into a face for the first time in his career.
Morrison would soon become wildly popular with fans.