IMPACT’s Moose recent participated in an Q&A ahead of “United We Stand”. During the Q&A, he addressed the differences between management now that Anthem has taken over and management during the Dixie Carter era. Here’s what he had to say:
On The Differences Between New & Old Management:
I feel like the company is run more professionally compared to when I was here. Nothing against Dixie, she’s an awesome lady. But I felt that she “lost the company a little bit” and people were doing whatever they wanted.
Now there is more accountability between the staff and the boys. I feel like it’s only going to get better from now on.
On Why He Feels His Transition From Football To Wrestling Wasn’t Difficult:
It was pretty easy. I’ve learned in 34 years of living that if you have a passion to do something, the transition…it goes pretty smoothly and becomes really easy.
My transition was smoother than expected because I really have a passion for this.
On Gronk’s Retirement:
I knew it was coming pretty soon because Gronk’s body has been through a lot. I feel like every offseason I hear about some major surgery that he’s getting done.
I think he needs to enjoy the money he’s made and see what else is out there in life.
On The AAF:
Starting a business is very tough and the AAF folding proved that. If you compare it to Impact, I feel like the media has wanted Impact to fail since it started in 2002. We’re still running strong so that’s my say on that.
On The Importance Of Reinventing Yourself In Wrestling:
When I first came into pro wrestling, I was a clean-cut babyface. It got to the point where the original Moose character was getting stale and I needed to reinvent myself. I think it’s always a good thing to reinvent yourself. You don’t wanna be the same guy for years because then you get boring.