Moose shares thoughts about WWE-TNA crossover, would want to work with main roster talents

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When it comes to Moose’s in-ring career, he plans to be full-time for five more years. 

Multiple talents from both WWE and TNA have weighed in on the working relationship between the two companies. The latest to chime in is the reigning TNA World Champion Moose. 

He opened up about his mindset as it relates to the company crossover and expressed that he feels he should be working with main roster talents. He told K & S WrestleFest that Bron Breakker, GUNTHER and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest are names he’d like to mix it up with. 

I don’t know if there’s anybody in NXT that is capable of beating me so, for them to make it worth their while, might wanna bring me in to SmackDown or Raw or somebody — I’ve beat (Drew) McIntyre, I beat Bobby Lashley. Am I gonna wrestle Wes Lee? Come on. There’s great wrestlers in NXT, don’t get me wrong but it’s like, I’ve already beaten guys there on their main roster and their superstars. I don’t think they would want me to damage the careers of the young puppies, you know what I’m saying? So for me, bring me in and let me play with the top dogs. That’s what my mindset is. I could be wrong but, yeah. 

That’s actually two guys (GUNTHER & Bron Breakker) that I would love to wrestle. Especially Bron Breakker. We have similar backgrounds. We’re both football players and now we’re doing things — doing the thing we love in pro wrestling so, Bron, he’s amazing. I love his style. I actually just gave him a huge shout out. I saw one of the moves he did on TV. I was like, ‘Oh my God. I don’t even think I could do something like that.’ When he runs up the — and does the ‘rana? I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s nuts.’ But yeah, I think him. GUNTHER is a guy that when he was in the indies, that we never touched, which was very surprising because was definitely a lot of people’s dream match and so he’s definitely somebody else I would love to lock horns with. I think it would be a great matchup. I’ve actually wrestled him (Damian Priest) before, and I don’t remember who won when we wrestled. We were both puppies when we wrestled which was probably like seven years ago so… It was before ROH. It was at an indie show in Philly. We wrestled but I don’t remember what happened in the match. I just know we both were young and green and not so good so, yeah, that would definitely be another good matchup now, now that we’re both very good at pro wrestling. 

At the age of 40, Moose has tallied up 12 years in the wrestling business. He wants to wrestle for five more years. He added that he may not retire, but wants to take a few years off after reaching that age. 

I wanna retire when I’m 45 so a good five years… There’s a lot of gas (left in the tank) and just because I’m retiring at 45, I’m still gonna have a full tank. I just want to live life and enjoy things I never got to do. 

I might not retire for good but I’m gonna take a good two, three years off at 45.

Next up on the docket for Moose is a title defense against Matt Hardy at Against All Odds. Before getting there, Hardy summoned The System (Moose, Eddie Edwards, Brian Myers & Alisha Edwards) to the Hardy Compound and that’ll air on the 6/13 TNA iMPACT. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit K & S WrestleFest with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

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