Madcap Moss reflects on the journey he’s taken so far in WWE and the advice Triple H gave him earlier in his career.
SmackDown’s Madcap Moss has surpassed the length of time he had played professional football with his wrestling career. Now a seasoned competitor with eight years of experience, Madcap Moss has reflected on what got him into the dance and the struggles he had to overcome.
Moss, who began his WWE career while training at the Performance Center in 2014, found his stride when he started feuding with Happy Corbin. The young upstart has been wrestling with a new sense of purpose and aggression on television.
During his appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Madcap Moss discussed his earlier days as a Performance Center recruit and admitted feeling a bit frustrated with how his career was progressing. The 32-year-old recalled getting advice from Triple H about how to deal with frustration:
“I remember actually, it’s something that Triple H had said to not just me, but he said it to me and a group of us as well. But all the frustrations that you have, once you get moved past that level, once you move past the point of not being a part of the team contributing on TV, once you become a contributing player, all those frustrations just disappear.
And it’s true. Like, I don’t look back and think, ‘Oh man, I wish I would have been quicker, or I can’t believe I wasted time.’ None of those thoughts come to mind. It’s all just part of the journey. And in some sense, I think it’s good it took so long because I was able to refine my skills and my abilities as a performer.”
The then-Riddick Moss made his televised NXT debut on 27 May 2015, when he competed alongside Elias to take on the team of Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy. He would make his main roster debut when he accompanied Mojo Rawley to the ring for a match on Raw. He most recently defeated Theory on SmackDown by disqualification.
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