Moose has confirmed that he had opportunities to join WWE and AEW before ultimately re-signing with IMPACT Wrestling.
In July 2021, it was reported that WWE was interested in signing Moose even prior to his free agency period. Despite this, Moose confirmed that he had signed a new agreement with IMPACT later that month.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Moose has since revealed that he also reveiced an offer from AEW. Explaining that he chose to stay with IMPACT as he had goals in mind he wanted to accomplish, Moose said:
“I just re-signed with IMPACT in June or July. It was a hard decision because there were other offers. The chance to go to WWE and AEW was out there.”
“I’m one of the guys where I have a set of goals I want to accomplish and if I don’t accomplish those goals, it’s not going to sit right with me. There were some goals I had in mind I wanted to accomplish in IMPACT Wrestling like being the World Champion, being face of the company, and having a real title run because I didn’t consider when I had the TNA Heavyweight Championship as a real run because of the story of how I got it. I wanted a real run with the IMPACT World Championship just to see how my run would be different from the guys in the past who held it.”
“It just didn’t sit right with me leaving to go somewhere else without accomplishing some of those goals. Ultimately, it was my decision to stay and it was a good one. I think one of the reasons why people choose IMPACT is because of the freedom of creativity. You go elsewhere and your character is in their hands. They run your character however they see fit, whereas in IMPACT, you have the freedom to create what Moose should be. I feel like a lot of guys want that freedom to create what their characters should be, and I think that’s why a lot of guys choose IMPACT.”
Moose recently teased that he wants to face off against WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief has yet to defend his gold in 2021, recently returning to TV after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 1. Stay up to date with every WWE title change of 2022 at this link.
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