Moose will always be Moose unless he's forced to change it by another company.
Moose, real name Quinn Ojinnaka, has been using the name since he got started in wrestling back in 2012, but the name comes from his time on the Atlanta Falcons as a rookie in the NFL.
"My rookie year in the NFL, Michael Vick gave it to me," Moose said about his name when asked on Mina's House podcast. "He said I looked like a guy name Moose that played before I got there. Never met this guy. I guess he looked like me or I looked like him. I hated the name when I first got it, but it stuck. Everyone I played with from 2006 to now calls me Moose."
When asked if he could keep the name should he go elsewhere, Moose replied, "I don't have a trademark, but I do own the name. Whatever company I go to, I own the name and can use it unless WWE, if I was to ever go there, decided 'We don't want you to go as Moose, we want you to go as somebody else.' Then we'd have to figure out what that name would be. WWE, more times than less, will change your name. IMPACT and other companies, if you're known by the name and have a fanbase, you keep it."
Moose won't be going anywhere for at least two years as he recently signed an extension with IMPACT Wrestling.
You can find his comments on his contract extension by clicking here.
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