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King Mo reveals that he almost signed with the WWE back in 2004

Former TNA star and current Bellator MMA Fighter  “King Mo” “Muhammed Lawal appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast recently to talk about  growing up as a wrestling fan, nearly signing with WWE back in 2004 and more.

Growing up as a wrestling fan:

I loved the NWA, WCW and Mid-South. The WWE was cool but I always loved WCW. It’s not anything racist at all but it was the black wrestlers that I saw in WCW that seemed more real. In WWE you had people dancing, WCW had Ron Simmons. I loved Ron Simmons. When he beat Vader for the belt I went crazy because you never thought it could happen. But also Booker T and Stevie Ray you saw a big difference and the only guy you saw juking and jiving was 2 Cold Scorpio.

Nearly signing with WWE in 2004 and eventually signing with TNA:

WWE offered me a contract after the Olympic Trials in 2004. I went there and they offered me a developmental deal but I turned it down. Shad Gaspard said to me if I want to win a lightweight title in a fight go do that because wrestling will always be there. So I did that but looking back maybe I should have taken that deal. I made the decision I made and I can live with it. I waited and got an opportunity with TNA and they sent me to OVW and I got a chance to obtain my dreams, granted it didn’t really play out the way I wanted to because I didn’t get to have a match and I was match ready. Things didn’t really work out the way I wanted and Dixie (Carter) was always busy and they didn’t seem to think I was ready and I didn’t get a chance to prove myself.






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