Bow Wow has revealed that he is training for a WWE run with Hall of Famer Rikishi, calling out RETRIBUTION’s T-BAR in the process.
Shad “Bow Wow” Moss appeared on the “Heels Pops & Chairshots’ Shooting the Ish podcast” to talk wrestling, revealing the connection he and Rikishi have.
We have this weird connection. A couple years back I was getting on a flight and I saw him in first class. I was like ‘oh s**t, that’s Rikishi!’ And he recognized me. We talked for a bit and I told him how big a fan I was. So he reached out to me.
He sent me a link saying ‘check this out.’ I asked where he was based out and he said California. I looked at the link and I said ‘this is perfect right here.’ My daughter is out in LA. I do a lot of business in LA.
Vouching for himself, Bow Wow says that he is going to surprise people once he enters the squared circle, predicting it’ll take him two months of training to get to the right level.
He knows I don’t want to half ass it though. I’m working out, losing weight from Fast 9. I’m going to do it. And as he’s said, he’s not going to take it easy on me. There ain’t going to be no sugar-coating.
You give me two months of this every day, I’m going to surprise people. It’s going to be like The Masked Singer. They didn’t know I can dance. They’re going to know I’m with it.
Bow Wow was then asked whether or not his goal in wrestling was WWE or bust. He admitted yes, it’s WWE or nothing because in his eyes the WWE are the NBA – there’s no comparison in the sport to them.
You can either go play overseas or you can play in the NBA. And to me the NBA will always be WWE. That’s where you want to go. There’s over 50 years of history. There’s over 50 years of experience. They bought out the competition (WCW).
There’s going to be new companies that come along and try to make it cooler. But they’re a juggernaut. It’s going to take time to take that tower down. So until I see something that’s bigger than WrestleMania, it’s the WWE for me.
A potential opponent for Bow Wow has already been earmarked by the rapper, RETRIBUTION’s T-Bar, who he’s been feuding with over social media.
I want T-Bar. I want T-Bar for sure.
I’ve told him ‘bro you’re not going to get a WrestleMania match without me. You’ve never been blogged about unless it’s on WWE.com’.
Bow Wow also made it clear that this isn’t just something for him to add to his resume. He’s a long time wrestling fan, and has made it clear that he wants fans to know he respects the culture of pro wrestling.
I respect the culture. As a fan it hurts to see people say ‘he don’t know s**t.’ I’ll be there all night talking wrestling all day. I don’t want it to come off like ‘okay, here’s another entertainer outside of our culture coming in.’
That’s how rappers feel about a lot of people too. I want the wrestling fans to know this isn’t ‘oh Bow Wow woke up and decided he’s done everything and now wants to do this.
My whole thing is I’m coming in in a respectful way. There’s love for the culture. This isn’t just a one off thing. I’m coming to have fun, I’m coming to make a statement.
It’s clear that Bow Wow is quite astute to the assumptions that wrestling fans may have, so let’s hope we have another Bad Bunny rather than what we got from the likes of the Ball Family (LaVar, Lonzo, & LaMelo Ball).
Balls out of the bath on this one, Bow Wow’s confident words are pointing towards him having a fun run in WWE pending his ability to back it all up.
h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription