In order to find out more about Judas the Mad Hatter's purchase of the School of Morton, we sat down to interview Judas. The transcript is published below.
Q: Judas, how did you become the owner of the School of Morton?
A: When Ricky Morton had his puppet commissioner Bobby Branham suspend me a few months ago, I told him that I'd be back and I'd have my revenge, and that's exactly what I'm doing. For a few months, I ran my business endeavors from home. I watched from afar, and I observed very closely. I saw that on December 2nd, the lease that Ricky Morton had on the building would run out. I sat there and waited. I bided my time until December 2nd. I personally went down to Chuckey, Tennessee, and I talked to the landlord. I offered that stupid hillbilly more money that he's ever seen in his life, and now, the School of Morton belongs to me.
Q: What do you plan on doing as owner of the School of Morton?
A: It wouldn't be very fun if you found out now, would it? I've got big plans and you're going to find out what they are very soon, but only when I'm ready for you to. However, I do want to say that things are going to change. I'm not like that pushover, Bobby Branham. I will rule the School of Morton with an iron fist, and no one will tell me what to do!
Q: Do you have anything to say to any wrestlers in the SOM?
A: Some of them have stood by my side. Others have opposed me. Anyone who has helped me will be rewarded. Anyone who has tried to stop me in my path to greatness will be punished.
Q: We recently ran an article on the end of your stable, the Family. Do you have anything you would like to say about the death of the Family?
A: I was sick of dealing with all of them. The Family was not worth the trouble they caused me. I'm done worrying about them and trying to fix their problems. I've moved on to bigger and better things.
Q: Even though you have had the opportunity to fire him, you have kept Bobby Branham in his position as Commissioner. Why?
A: They say, "Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer." I could have fired Bobby Branham, but that wouldn't make this as fun. Bobby Branham was Ricky Morton's puppet, but now, I get to make him my puppet. He works for me now. He has to do whatever I want him to. As a matter of fact, everyone in that locker room works for me. I own this place, and everything in it.
Q: On January 8th, 2017, there will be a show at the School of Morton, "New Year's Wrestlelution: The Hat of Misfortune." Of course, part of the title, the "Hat of Misfortune," refers to you. How will this show be different than previous SOM shows?
A: Are you people sick and tired of seeing the same old stuff month after month? Blame Bobby Branham. My School of Morton will be a new School of Morton. You already saw all of the changes at Christmas Krunch II on December 4th. I promise that this show will be even better. The School of Morton as you know it is about to change. 2017 will bring a new year, and a new School of Morton. If you people want to see or hear more of me, you'll have to show up and pay your five dollars, because this interview is over!