Zicky Dice Discusses His Time In Free Agency, Says He Enjoys The Freedom His IMPACT Deal Provides

Zicky Dice talks about choosing between Major League and IMPACT Wrestling.

Zicky Dice is a man that knows his worth. He has been very open about wanting to be featured on regular television and where there might not have been an opportunity, he has created one for himself on the twitch platform where he will be hosting an exclusive professional wrestling show called Outlandish Paradise on January 15.

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Currently, Zicky is featured on IMPACT Wrestling. He is signed to a multi-year deal with the company as first reported by Fightful Select in August 2021. Now, in a new interview with Sean Ross Sapp, Zicky Dice explains how that deal came together and his thought process in the decision he had to make between IMPACT and MLW.

“[The IMPACT Wrestling offer] came out of nowhere. Right before that, MLW had made an offer, like the week before. I was in this waiting period, just keep pushing and seeing what happened. It was the next week that I had gotten an email from Scott D'Amore. We sat and talked, then we met in person and talked in person. I felt that, where I was in my career, that was the right choice at the time. I'm very happy with the choice I made. With IMPACT, I can still show up at AAA, New Japan, I can go to NWA, AEW if I'd like. The door is open, if you will, and I'm looking to really turn things up a bit. If you've seen Zicky in the past, expect it when you least expect it, because it's coming.”

Zicky Dice was very complimentary of MLW. Recalling his surprise entry in the MLW Battle Riot, Zicky says it was such an electric moment that he can still feel it today.

“Their production is great and wrestling in that building alone, come on. I was very honored when they reached out to me to be part of it. I'll be honest, I was a surprise entrant, I wasn't announced, I didn't know what the plan was. I think I was number 23. You hear the buzzer going off and the crowd is popping for some and you hear the buzzer go off and it's quiet for others. I'm like, 'Oh, shoot, I don't know how they are going to react.' They haven't seen me for a bit, it's been a minute, my contract with NWA expired. I showed up at Dark, but where had they seen me other than that? Buzzer went off, my music hit, WOOOOOOOO BABY! BRING IN A CLIP WHEN THE MUSIC HIS AND THAT BUILDING SAW OUTLANDISH ZICKY DICE WAS IN PHILADELPHIA FOR THE FIRST TIME! I FELT IT! I can still feel it right now.”

Furthermore, Zicky said he was hoping to hear back from AEW and he was even corresponding with William Regal but overall, he made the decision to put pen-to-paper with IMPACT Wrestling.

“They [MLW] also have a great team and boy, they can pack the house. The office is very easy to talk to and a great experience overall. It was a tough decision. When I was thinking, I was taking it to the wife, I'm bouncing things back and forth and thinking, 'should I wait?' back and forth emails with Regal for a little bit. I was sitting and waiting and was in this weird floating area and I was hoping I would hear back from AEW and I was in this weird zone. I had to let things play out the way they were supposed to. After some long hard thought, I said, 'I'm gonna go to IMPACT.'”

You can learn more about Zicky’s hopes for Twitch and his upcoming Outlandish Paradise event at this link. We will have coverage of Outlandish Paradise on Saturday, January 15.

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