Here are some highlights from a Perched On The Top Rope interview with Impact Wrestling World Champion Moose. This happened before Bound For Glory, so we are sharing his thoughts on other subjects, including the Tag Me In campaign, his greatest rival, and the Mount Rushmore of Impact Wrestling.
Moose’s thoughts on the Tag Me In campaign:
It means a lot to me. Unfortunately, this year we’ve lost, not only this year, but I feel like all these strikes in the wrestling community. Which is so weird, the mental health and a lot of people killing themselves, and suicide, and because of mental health stuff that they’ve been dealing with. We have lost people that I would not necessarily consider them close friends, but people I have definitely done shows with, and hung out with. It’s sad, just because their mental health stuff was hidden, and not a lot of people knew about it.
Me personally, I deal with a form of mental health and it’s not as serious as depression, or some of the other things people suffer with, but I still suffer from real bad anxiety, and I get real bad apparent effects. Which I’ve had friends like Eddie, and my wife have to calm me down when I have one of these episodes, while not calling an ambulance. When I was given the opportunity to do it (Tag Me In), it was a no brainer, you know?
Moose names his greatest rival in Impact Wrestling:
He’s [Eddie Edwards] the hero of the company, and since he’s the hero, I’m the biggest villain in the company. It’s just one of those things. We’re always going to fight forever, and we’re always going to have, it’s almost like he’s Superman to me being Lex Luthor. So we’ll always have that relationship, and there’s always going to be something down the road between us. I injured him pretty bad so, I know whenever he comes back he’s going to be gunning after me so, there’s definitely a feud we’re going to relive. Whenever he decides to come back, I’ll be ready for him.
Who he thinks is on the Mount Rushmore of Impact Wrestling:
That’s a good one. Ok, I’m not going to add myself to this. It would have to be AJ Styles, definitely number 1. Number 2 would be Samoa Joe. Number 3 would be Chris Sabin. And number 4 would probably be Bobby Roode. Some might say Sting, or Kurt Angle, but I’m naming those originals who made their careers in Impact Wrestling. The last one is hard, because it’s either Eric Young or Bobby Roode. (After Moose and the interviewer talk about the picks, he decides to change his list)
It’s not fair we don’t have a girl in there. I would say AJ. I’m going to take Samoa Joe out, and put Gail Kim in. I would say AJ, Gail Kim, Eric Young, and Chris Sabin. The reason you have to have Chris Sabin in it is he’s an 8-time X-Division Champion, and World Champion. You have to add Eric Young in there because Young has won every single title in the company’s history. As much as I want to put Bobby Roode in, who would you take out? AJ is a definite, and Gail Kim is a definite. So people may be like, she made her career in WWE but, no one really knew her in WWE. She made her name in Impact Wrestling.
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