Moose says Dixie Carter didn’t know much about pro wrestling, recalls how NFL player DeAngelo Williams became his Slammiversary tag partner

Impact Wrestling’s Moose spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and recalled how NFL running back DeAngelo Williams became his tag team partner at Sunday’s Slammiversary. “He had called me a while ago asking me if I knew anybody that would want to wrestle,” said Moose (real name Quinn Ojinnaka). “I was like just let me work on it and I’ll see what I can do. DeAngelo happened to be at one of our Impact tapings. I went to Jeff and was like, ‘I think he would be the perfect guy to be my partner for Slammiversary.’ Well, we didn’t even know what was going to happen at that point but I told them he would be the perfect guy that he was asking me about. DeAngelo and I had a conversation and the rest is history.”

Moose also commented on the Impact Wrestling management changes. “I think the biggest thing is just knowing that there’s somebody in the office that actually knows what they’re doing,” he said. “Dixie was a great person but I think her only flaw was that she didn’t know much about wrestling. The product actually showed. But I think it’s great now that we have Jeff who knows about wrestling and was brought up in the wrestling business and he’s leading us.” Read the full interview at

Powell’s POV: A good interview with Moose also sharing details on Williams’s status in pro wrestling beyond Slammiversary, more on Jeff Jarrett in Impact Wrestling management, Cody becoming the ROH Champion, and more.



Readers Comments (3)

  1. Dunno about that. I found the product much more enjoyable under Carter’s reign than it is currently under Jarrett’s… Probably a lot of factors in that but main point is I just don’t feel compelled to watch it anymore and just catch up with the highlight clips on the youtube channel when chilling on my PS4.

    • The enjoyable part of the Carter years were before Hogan/Bischoff/Russo showed up and then the small blip where Corgan and his crew were running things.

      • in your opinion maybe. I had a hell of a lot more fun watching Impact in the five years or so before Anthem took over than I do now. Or maybe it’s just wrestling itself that I’m losing interest in since certainly no other product appeals to me at present either.

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