Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap w/ King Mo – Pro Wrestling Harder Than MMA, TNA Missing the Mark with his Debut, Fighting for Bellator, more!
Russo welcomes King Mo to the show.
Mo informs that he competed in freestyle collegiate wrestling, and was inspired to tryout for the Olympic team after witnessing the success of Kurt Angle. Unfortunately, he was upset in the Olympic trials and he didn’t get the chance to experience his Olympic dream.
Russo asks Mo how he dealt with losses while competing as a collegiate wrestler. Mo says his goal was to always learn from losses, and he thinks he was fairly successful at doing that. He can recall suffering losses right before Christmas break, and instead of going home to spend the break with his family and friends he stayed at school and worked on his wrestling technique to ensure he learned from his latest loss.
Mo informs that he got into professional wrestling after his collegiate career faltered, and he soon found out that professional wrestling is much harder than he anticipated. He managed to get a WWE tryout, but decided to pass on an OVW deal in favour of transitioning back into MMA instead. He says that professional wrestling is harder than MMA in his opinion.
He says that when he was working full time as a professional wrestler, he was sore every day of the week. If you get hurt in the match, for the most part you can’t stop the match. You also have to ‘work’ with someone in a wrestling match, and you never know the skill level of your opponent and this leads to tricky situations from time to time.