TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose has revealed that TNA’s original plans to bring back the Title was ruined due to Covid.
At IMPACT’s Rebellion PPV, Moose appeared with the old TNA World Heavyweight Championship title (in its 2011–2017 design) and declared himself the new TNA World Champion after defeating Hernandez and Michael Elgin.
Despite Moose holding the TNA World Heavyweight Title for coming up to a year, a unification match has not been set for his World Heavyweight Championship and the Impact World Championship held by former WWE star Rich Swann.
I remember when they told me they were going to bring it [the World Heavyweight Championship] back and it was an opportunity for me to take it and run with it, which is what I did. COVID ruined the original way they were supposed to bring it back, but we’ve done a good job working through COVID.
I can’t tell you what we’re going to do because it would ruin the story. Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen. That’s what the writers are there for and we’ll find out with the story. I find out as it happens.
Believe it or not, they don’t give us a long-term story of what’s going to happen because of the fear that it’ll get leaked. We find out when we get there,” Moose told The Angle Podcast.
Moose is currently feuding with IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann, though a match between the two men has not been made official. Interestingly IMPACT do not recognise Moose’s title or reign as official on their website.
On past Tuesday’s IMPACT, Moose defeated Tommy Dreamer in an ‘Old School Rules’ match which was as violent as it sounds – the No Jackhammer Needed spear ending Dreamer’s hopes of victory.
h/t to Fightful for the transcription.