Former TNA wrestler Matt Morgan on why he was loyal to the company, how becoming a father has changed him even though the child hasn't arrived yet

Posted in: TNA News
Sep 23, 2013 - 06:11 PM

Free agent wrestler Matt Morgan explained why he was loyal to TNA during an interview with the Miami Herald. "These were friends of mine that worked for WWE who would say to me, ‘You need to get your butt over here and quit wasting your time with TNA,'" Morgan said. "My answer to that would always be, ‘I feel loyal to this company. They were very good to me. They still are good to me. They are letting me be myself on television.’ They have control creatively and all that, but at the end of the day it’s my decision of what I do on that television. That is every wrestler’s dream. Other guys aren’t as lucky. So the loyalty was a very big factor."

Morgan also noted that his unborn child changed his outlook on life. "It’s me needing to be a hell of a lot more greedy and me having to do certain things to provide for my child," he said. "I’m already thinking that way, and the child hasn’t even been born yet. When I left TNA, a lot of that was having a child. It changed my outlook immediately as soon as I knew we had a kid on the way. I wasn’t planning on any of this. As soon as we knew the kid was coming, I can’t explain it. It’s just a different feeling you get. A set of nerves set in and asking yourself what you are going to do to provide for that kid. I’m also responsible for my mother and my wife along. Being responsible for three other dependents, you have to think more long-term." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: Morgan noted that he and his wife Larissa were told by 12 different specialists that they had less than a one percent chance of conceiving a child and spent over $15,000 on medication just a week before they found out she was pregnant. He also praised TNA president Dixie Carter for going "above and beyond" when he and his wife were struggling to get pregnant, which is something that other wrestlers have echoed. He also praised the company for granting him his release when they could have sat him at home until next July. It's a good read with WWE related talk included.

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