Impact World Champion Moose recently ripped Billy Corgan over one of his ideas while he was working for the promotion. Moose held the short-lived Impact Grand Championship on two occasions. The modified-rules title quickly proved unpopular with fans and was unified with the Impact World title in June of 2018.
Moose thought the belt was a terrible idea from the start. Speaking with the Juice Pro Wrestling Podcast, he talked about why the concept didn’t work for him. He said that then Impact president Billy Corgan came up with the idea.
“That was Billy Corgan’s idea. I’m sorry Billy but that was a terrible f*cking idea. There was history behind it, I get it, it was something they did in England with the rounds, but I think in this era of wrestling, it’s stupid because let’s say the last minute of a round, you have the crowd up here, then it ends and you have to take a two-minute break. In that break, you have the crowd from up here to back down to zero. When the round starts, you have to bring them back up. It sucks.
It’s like watching a killer match, it being over, and you’re waiting for the next match. That’s how I felt like with rounds and why it was stupid. Great idea, just not for wrestling. Unless you go back to how WWE did it where it was shoot boxing. It was a better idea on paper. I haven’t met one guy on the roster who actually liked that format.”
Moose thought the idea was stupid. He wanted to have the Grand Championship work slightly differently. Instead of the convoluted presentation that was, he proposes bringing the title back and having the champion always pick title match stipulations.
“The belt was cool and all, but I thought it was dumb. The idea I had, and I think it would be a great idea but obviously no one in IMPACT listens to me, and that’s for good reasons anyway. I think you come out with a championship and the winner of the championship always picks the match stipulation. Maybe they bring the Grand Championship back and make that stipulation with it. The champion always picks the stipulation. It always puts the challenger in a spot where he wrestles the champion in a match he is great at. You have to beat him in his style.”
Fortunately, Moose can leave the title he held but hated in the past. As the current champion of the promotion, he’s reached the top of the heap for Impact. Enjoy the view, champ.
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Thanks to Fightful for the transcriptions!