Former Impact Wrestling Grand Champion Moose has certainly prospered in his young career, which started off training under Curtis Hughes and Scott D’Amore a few years ago. Not only a former champion, Moose has feuded with some of the top men in Impact Wrestling during his tenure there, including Bobby Lashley and Eli Drake. During his interview with ProWrestlingPost.com Moose shared how his training and development has shaped him as a competitor. He explains how he had to change his psychology in the ring to make him what he is today. To read the interview in its entirety please click here.
The biggest difference from his time in ROH and Impact:
I used to think that every match back then I had to do a cool dive or a high-risk maneuver that would take its toll and damage to my body. Whereas now, I don’t even think about doing it. It doesn’t even cross your mind...
Where he sees the Moose character going:
To see how Moose was when I started in Impact Wrestling two years ago compared to where he is at now, we can see an evolution in the character. It will just play itself out because if it’s not broken then don’t fix it, right?
Feuds he has been the most pleased with:
I think my feud with Austin means the most to me. When we look at what is at stake, being for the world championship, it doesn’t get bigger than that. We are fighting over the biggest prize in our company, which is the Impact Wrestling world championship, so whatever other feuds I have been in it hasn’t reached the magnitude of this. It’s just what we are fighting for that makes it the most important, what is on the line.
The things I did with Bobby (Lashley) were pretty big. It was a cross-promotional thing with ATT and MMA, and I know fans loved it. I definitely learned a lot working with Bobby, and you never know, I may use some of that stuff in this match against Austin.
Editor's note: These were not supplied to us with quotations