WWE Interested In Top IMPACT Wrestling Star?

WWE came close to scooping up this top IMPACT Wrestling star recently.

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It sounds like IMPACT Wrestling recently came close to losing one of its top stars to WWE.

Per Fightful Select, Moose has confirmed one of the outlet's previous reports on WWE's pursuit of him prior to re-signing with IMPACT in 2021, which was believed to be for a further two years. The former IMPACT World Champion had held talks with the market leaders and was seemingly set to head straight to the company's main roster, but decided to stick with his current employers after they came back to him with an offer representing a "major improvement" on his previous terms.

Moose told Fightful that he had made his mind up and was going to go to WWE until IMPACT executive Scott D'Amore came back to him with the aforementioned offer.

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Canyon Ceman, who is no longer with WWE, was the point man on Moose's talks with the promotion. There isn't believed to be any heat on the former NFL player within WWE for turning their offer down.

Moose, 38, has been with IMPACT since leaving his breakout promotion, Ring of Honor, in 2021. His 182-day reign as the company's World Champion recently ended by Josh Alexander's hand at Rebellion 2022 (23 April).

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.