Various: Moose on Lengthy Stay in Impact, Ted DiBiase on Welfare Fraud Case Against Him, Indies

Moose Comments on His Reason for His Lengthy Stay and Career in Impact Wrestling

A recent episode of The Undisputed Podcast with Bobby Fish podcast featured Moose as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Moose’s thoughts on his reasons why he has decided to stay in Impact Wrestling for so long for his career.

“It wasn’t me initiating the friendship (in Ring of Honor). Like, oh, my name is Moose. You wanna — I’m usually to myself unless somebody — I’ve always been shy so, every time it comes to leaving IMPACT, that’s always a big factor in my decision-making.

One of the reasons I’ve been in IMPACT so long is the scare of going somewhere else and making new friends.”

Moose also provided an update on the current status of his contract with Impact and future in the company.

“I don’t think we’re coming to New York any time soon but at the same time, I don’t know my (IMPACT Wrestling) schedule past the end of this month.”

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Ted DiBiase Comments on Federal Welfare Fraud Legal Case Against Him

As noted before, WWE Hall of Famer “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase is currently facing a lawsuit and criminal charges from the State of Mississippi over allegations that DiBiase and several members of his family had embezzled several million dollars in state welfare funds for illegal purposes.

News4JAX held a recent interview with DiBiase. One of the topics discussed included DiBiase’s thoughts on the on-going Federal welfare fraud legal case against him and his family.

“We’re doing good. And all of that is a bunch of garbage. I’m not at liberty to talk about it but you know it’s kind of like they’re looking for a scapegoat. We’re caught in the middle of it. If I didn’t have a celebrity name, they wouldn’t even be looking at me.”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

As noted before, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre was working on plans to debut a new masked wrestler to portray the Mascara Dorada character in the company. CMLL recently announced that the identity of this mystery person portraying the new Mascara Dorada is Mexican wrestler Panterita del Ring Jr. It was also announced that Panterita will be known under the new ring name of Mascara Dorada 2.0 going forward in the company.

As noted before, Online wrestling database recently enacted new changes to user ratings reviews for wrestling events on their website due to serious “trolling” related issues involving superfans from AEW and WWE. Cagematch recently issued an update stating that they have tweaked their restrictions for user reviews for their ratings moratorium period that will now allow users to leave ratings for wrestling events as long as it is accompanied by a written review that is required to be a certain length. It was also announced that those who violate this new rule tweak will be permanently banned as part of their on-gong efforts to combat wrestling tribalism on the website.

Mega Cat Studios recently released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming wrestling-based RPG game called WrestleQuest.

Game Changer Wrestling announced that tickets for their upcoming tour of Japan this Summer recently reached sold out status.

Thursday’s event for All Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo Japan featured Yuma Aoyagi & Kento Miyahara defeating Pro Wrestling NOAH’s KONGO (Kenoh & Manabu Soya) to be crowned the new AJPW World Tag Team Champions.

Deonna Purrazzo recently announced on Twitter that she surpassed the milestone of 500 cumulative days as Impact Knockouts World Champion for her career as of Thursday.

Impact Wrestling recently announced two new matches for the cards of their Down Under Tour events on June 30th and July 1st in Wagga Wagga, Australia:

  • June 30th – Impact World Championship – Steve Maclin vs. Alex Shelley (c)
  • July 1st – Impact Knockouts World Championship – Gisele Shaw vs. Deonna Purrazzo (c)

Impact also recently announced a new match for the card of their Slammiversary 2023 event on July 15th in Windsor, Ontario, Canada:

  • Scott D’Amore & PCO vs. Bully Ray & Steve Maclin

Thursday’s ROH TV show featured Teal Piper, daughter of the late Rowdy Roddy Piper, making her official debut for Ring of Honor. Piper competed in a singles match against Diamante on the show, which was won by Diamante.

ROH recently announced a new match for the card of their June 22nd ROH TV show:

  • ROH Women’s World Championship Street Fight – Kiera Hogan vs. Athena (c)