Moose revived the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in April and declared himself as the titleholder, but that wasn’t the original plan.
In a recent interview with Wrestling With Sports, Moose revealed that he was actually supposed to win the title in the King of the Mountain main event at the “TNA: There’s No Place Like Home” event that was planned for WrestleMania weekend.
“The first thing I wanna say answering your question is screw coronavirus,” he replied. “We actually had to change the storyline a lot because the initial storyline we were supposed to have the Mania show, WrestleMania was in Tampa this year, and we had a big show going on that weekend called [TNA: There’s No Place Like Home] and it was supposed to be a TNA featured show. The main event of that show was supposed to be the King of the Mountain match and they were gonna announce the day of the show on social media that now the King of the Mountain match will be for the TNA Heavyweight Championship.”
“I was supposed to win it but then coronavirus happened and everything got shut down and everything got cancelled and that show got canceled,” he added. “So they came up with the idea of … how about you just bring the title and claim it? I automatically fell in love with the idea because one of my favorite wrestlers as a kid, and still to this day, was Ric Flair. And I remember when Ric Flair showed up in WWE, I think for the first time, and he had the NWA title.”
Moose is scheduled to defend the TNA World Championship against Tommy Dreamer in an “Old School Rules” match this Saturday at Slammiversary. It remains to be seen what Impact Wrestling has in store for the revival of the title.
H/T to WrestleZone for the transcription.