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Former World Champion Reveals Why He Left WWE To Go To TNA

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 50th birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Mike Anthony (Real name: Michael Joseph Lozansky).

He used to work as an undercard talent for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation, but mostly worked the smaller, less important shows, where he put the main roster Wrestlers over.


(January 1, 1968 – December 19, 2003)

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• Former World Champion Reveals Why He Left WWE To Go To TNA

During a recent appearance on Primetime With Sean Mooney, former World Heavyweight Champion Christian talked about leaving WWE and going to TNA.

Below is what Christian said:

“So, my thought process going into TNA was, I felt like I kinda had hit, sort of a roadblock in WWE as far as, where I stood. I felt like I was just kind of, ‘Alright this is where he’s at.

This is where he’s gonna be’, and it just didn’t seem like much was gonna change no matter what I did, and I felt like I was getting really strong reactions and having great matches and nothing was changing, and if you wanna change things you have to change it yourself. You can’t expect somebody else to do it for you.

So, my contract was coming up and my mindset was, ‘Take a chance on yourself. Bet on yourself like you did all those other times. Go away for a few…’ When I left I had every intention of coming back when the time was right.

I needed to get out of the grind, and I needed to prove to myself even if it was on a smaller platform, that I could work at the top of card and stay there, and they gave me an amazing opportunity at TNA — I had a great time there.

Dixie Carter was really, really good to me. I’ll never say a bad word about my time there, but they gave me the opportunity to prove to myself and grow as a performer and to gain the maturity that maybe I hadn’t quite had in the previous years. So, when I went back, I felt that I was more of a complete package.”

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