An IMPACT star has discussed his career, and why he didn’t sign with WWE when his former faction members did.
In late 2020, The Rascalz bid goodbye to IMPACT Wrestling. While Wes Lee and Nash Carter have been successful on NXT as MSK, Trey Miguel didn’t sign with WWE to complete the trio.
Miguel has now discussed his reasons for not pursuing a WWE contract. Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Miguel explained that it didn’t make sense for him to move to Florida.
At the time, his sister had given birth, 2 months premature. Especially close with his family, Miguel also noted his affinity for IMPACT as another deciding factor against WWE.
Here are the full quotes:
“I did what I had to do. Logistically, I couldn’t do it. My nephew is alive and healthy, and he’s so beautiful. My life is here. It just didn’t make sense for me to leave and move to Florida (to sign with WWE).
“The easy decision for me would have been to leave. But I am really connected to Impact. As a teenager, I gravitated to TNA/Impact Wrestling because of the X Division. Back then, I had a really crappy television stand, so I had to literally stand in front of my TV for two hours, but I loved it so much.
“This is the first company to offer me a full-time television contract. I still have a lot to prove. I’m a firm believer you don’t leave the court without winning, and I want the X Division title. There is more of a story between me and Ace Austin. I chose to stick around and see it through.”
At NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, MSK won the vacant NXT Tag Team Championships. Miguel stated that he only has positive things to say about Wes Lee and Nash Carter, even if he does have to remind himself of their WWE names from time to time.
At IMPACT Rebellion tonight, Miguel faces Sami Callihan in a Last Man Standing match. In the show’s main event, Kenny Omega battles Rich Swann, with both AEW and IMPACT gold on the line.
AEW President Tony Khan has recently revealed why IMPACT Rebellion has not been promoted much on AEW programming.