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Moose reveals what stopped him from almost signing with WWE


Moose spoke with Fightful where he discussed almost signing with WWE before his Impact contract renewal, what has changed in Impact over time, and wanting to punch Adam Pacman Jones in the face.

Moose said he almost signed with WWE before renewing with Impact:

"A lot of people don't know this, but I was pretty much about to walk into WWE. I was literally gone," Moose revealed.

"The last talk I had with Scott D'Amore really showed me how much they wanted me. I talked to my wife about it. I was like, 'You know what? I still have a lot of things I haven't accomplished at Impact. So leaving to go to WWE right now would not be fair to myself and not fair to Scott, somebody who I've really looked up to as a mentor and a big brother.'"

"So I decided to give it one more shot. Impact has done a great job keeping some of the core guys and homebred guys, and hopefully we keep doing the same. I think Scott's done a phenomenal job with the turnaround with Impact and it's only going to get better."

Moose was asked what has changed in Impact Wrestling since he’s been there:

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"I've been there since when people weren't getting paid. I remember my first contract I signed with Impact under the Dixie Carter era. I got paid when I first signed and I didn't see another paycheck until like four or five months later," he said.

"Scott taking over has really turned the locker room and turned Impact around. He's made it an actual company people want to come work for."

Moose said he wanted to punch Adam Pacman Jones in the face back in the day:

"I hung out with him before and the whole time I wanted to punch him in the face. He is such a jerk in person. One of my best friends, John Abraham, that I played with the Falcons, we both had a condo downtown. I think it was like four rooms apart. I went over there just to hang out because I hung out with him every day."

"Pacman was there. That was my first time actually being with him, and the whole time I wanted to throw him off the balcony. This guy is such a jerk. He's always like that Chihuahua that just keeps barking and wants to mess with the big dogs. That's how I looked at him."

You can view Moose's entire conversation with Fightful below.

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