IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Moose has addressed the racial abuse he has received since winning the title at Bound For Glory.
The pay-per-view last month saw Moose win the ‘Call Your Shot’ gauntlet match, which earned him a shot at any championship whenever he wanted it.
He decided to use that shot directly after Josh Alexander had won the IMPACT World Championship from Christian Cage in the show’s main event, beating Alexander for the title just moments after his big moment.
This was obviously designed to get heat, but video footage recently circulated of racial abuse being shouted from the crowd during one of his promos on IMPACT TV, and in the age of social media where trolls can hide behind fake names and avatars, it carried over to his DMs too.
Speaking on the Juice Pro Wrestling podcast, Moose said:
“I don’t care what people think. They can hate me, they can like me. If they hate me, I’m doing a good job. I just hate that it gets to where people hate me so bad that it crosses into reality and they call me the N-word and DM me racial stuff. Is it that serious? Are you that butthurt over stuff that isn’t real to disrespect me? When you see a movie with Denzel (Washington) and hate the ending, do you text Denzel?
“Me being who I am and trying to find the positive, I remember when I saw people tweeting me and saying racial stuff, I heard a video of someone yelling the N-word during my promo. I texted Scott and said, ‘Well, I guess I’m the best heel in wrestling because I got people to go racial’. As sad as it is, there’s no way to turn that negative into a positive. Would I do it again? Yes because I don’t give a f**k.”
Moose went on to admit that he has “no idea” about the storyline plans for him and Alexander, but logic would suggest that, at some point, Alexander will eventually beat him and get the title back.
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