Lee Moriarty Explains How Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM, Bruce Lee, And More Inspired 'TAIGASTYLE'

Lee Moriarty explains TAIGASTYLE.

Every wrestler has their own unique wrestling style, crafted from different elements of what day were interested in as fans or what they grow to be interested in when they start training and explore different avenues of the industry

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For Lee Moriarty, he calls his wrestling style, TAIGASTYLE, and he is now explaining what that means to him during an appearance on AEW Unrestricted

“TAIGASTYLE is a combination of all these things that inspired me,” he said. “I remember when I got into wrestling, I didn't really have an idea of who I wanted to be. I just wanted to be a wrestler. So for a while, I didn't have my own unique identity, my own personality, I was just an okay wrestler for being young. I was mentioned earlier, I went to Mexico. Originally, I wanted to be a masked wrestler. I wanted to be a Luchador. My trainers were like, you're not doing that. You can't hide your face. So I went to Mexico, I came back, and then I talked to somebody down there about getting masks made and I would wear these masks during my entrances. This was my way of compromising with my trainers.”

Continuing on, he explains how influences from Wu-Tang Clan, Bruce Lee, MF Doom, and more all come together to inspire his style.

“The founding of TAIGASTYLE, the way I spell it comes from the Wu-Tang Clan and their song is 'Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing to F— With.' In the beginning of it, the way it sounds like ‘TAIGASTYLE.’ That is my choice of how I spelled it. I put it in all caps because it's the reference to an artist MF DOOM, who spelled his name in all caps. My color choices, like the pink, anytime I do graphics and my artwork, I always work in pinks for some reason, I don't know what it is, but there's it just keeps me focused and keeps my eyes and a lot of times when I draw, I hand-draw everything, scan it in, and I'll trace whatever it is, in magenta. The black and yellow is a reference to both Wu-Tang Clan, Bruce Lee's Game of Death, his jumpsuit, and Pittsburgh, of course. So like all these things come together and create TAIGASTYLE and loving all different styles of wrestling from Lucha Libre, to World of Sport, to Japanese style, and I combined them,” he said.

Elsewhere in the interview, Lee Moriarty explained how CM Punk inspired him and how he ultimately became straight edge thanks to CM Punk. Read more here.

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