IMPACT star Moose recently spoke to Justin Barrasso from Sports Illustrated to talk all things pro-wrestling. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Following Cody Rhodes’ advice to “do the work”:
It’s entertaining now and it’s only going to get better.Looking back on my career, I’ve learned a lot from Cody Rhodes. I listened every time he said, ‘Do the work.’ I pride myself on that. That’s the goal every day: strive to be better today than I was yesterday. Working on my craft is the reason I am where I am right now.
Wanting to stand out as a heel:
When I found out I was going to be a heel, I wanted to be different. I feel like my first few years in professional wrestling, I wrestled the way I thought a big guy should. But that’s not what defines me. I am a combination of a powerhouse and a chicken s— heel. That’s not always a combination you see, but that’s who I am
Capitalizing on every opportunity:
With every opportunity thrown my way, I’ve been able to grow as a talent. This is the opportunity I’ve always wanted. Management here has a lot of faith in me, and every time I succeed, they keep giving me more opportunities. You can’t be scared in this business. I’ve been taking more chances. So far, it’s been working out great.