The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) had their farewell as a trio from IMPACT Wrestling in November. Wentz and Xavier joined WWE and are currently known as Nash Carter (Wentz) and Wes Lee (Xavier) and the duo is competing in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Trey Miguel had not competed since The Rascalz’s last match together but he returned to IMPACT Wrestling on the 1/26 episode of their weekly show.
Trey was a guest on Taylor Wilde’s ‘Wilde On’ podcast and spoke about his decision to not join WWE alongside his former partners. Trey stated that Carter and Lee needed wrestling in a different way than he did on a personal level. Trey also couldn’t see himself leaving his family behind to head to Florida and explained why in detail:
Zach’s married and Dez is engaged now and they just need wrestling in a different way than I do right now, if that makes sense. They need it to do different things for them than I do, and I also think that — I don’t mean to sound like I’m speaking bad about IMPACT but I feel like they ran out of things to do with The Rascalz, you know what I mean? And there’s no need in just staying if there’s nothing to do and I have ideas for IMPACT and I have things I wanna do and things I haven’t gotten done yet and I don’t want to leave without having that done and IMPACT also affords me the luxury of being able to stay home which is like super duper important to me because we have a wrestling school here and I’m one of the head trainers there and I’m there every single day and I’m so close to the kids we have there and the other trainers too and I have a lot of family here and wrestling has my heart more than anything in the world but I’ve just been through so much personally, that I can’t pull myself from my family right now. I just really can’t, I can’t do that, and especially, I have a brother that passed away in 2013 and — it’s life. But my oldest brother just had my most recent nephew and he was born premature because his mother felt ill so they actually induced her, and he’s actually — he’s home now but he was in isolated care for two months and they named him after my late brother and it’s just like I couldn’t imagine moving to f*cking Orlando, Florida a month after this little miracle, you know what I mean? That’s not it for me, and it’s not like if I don’t go to Orlando, I don’t get to wrestle anymore. I still get to wrestle more than anyone at NXT. I train whenever I want.
To hear the DEEP IMPACT team’s thoughts about Trey’s return to the company, head over to the 1/26 edition of the podcast on the POST Wrestling site.
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