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Johnny Mundo confirmed for next season of 'Survivor'


Confirming what had been reported, John Hennigan (formerly John Morrison in WWE and currently Johnny Mundo in Lucha Underground) will officially be on the next season of CBS' "Survivor."

Hennigan was one of the contestants highlighted in the preview video for "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" that aired during last night's finale for the most recent season of the show. The reality series debuted in 2000 -- and "David vs. Goliath" will be its 37th edition. The person who wins the show receives a $1 million grand prize.

Inside Survivor first reported that Hennigan was part of the cast for the season, which was filmed in Fiji earlier this year. That was corroborated by Hennigan's profile also showing a period of in-ring inactivity that coincided with the filming.

"Survivor" host and executive producer Jeff Probst spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how Hennigan fits into the David vs. Goliath theme: "This guy that’s known as Johnny Mundo [a.k.a. John Morrison], the mayor of Slamtown. He’s a professional wrestler, he’s gigantic, he’s charming, and he’s smart. He started with advantage, he had a great family, and he’s used all of these skills to slay everybody his entire life."

Hennigan is part of the fourth season of Lucha Underground that premieres on June 13th. He's also been working for Impact Wrestling as Johnny Impact.

"Survivor: David vs. Goliath" will air this fall: