Former TNA star Matt Morgan recently spoke with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald on a number of topics including his recent decision to leave TNA. Highlights below...
On why the news of his wife expecting a baby made it easier for him to leave TNA:
“It’s me needing to be a hell of a lot more greedy and me having to do certain things to provide for my child. I’m already thinking that way, and the child hasn’t even been born yet. When I left TNA, a lot of that was having a child. It changed my outlook immediately as soon as I knew we had a kid on the way. I wasn’t planning on any of this. As soon as we knew the kid was coming, I can’t explain it. It’s just a different feeling you get. A set of nerves set in and asking yourself what you are going to do to provide for that kid. I’m also responsible for my mother and my wife along. Being responsible for three other dependents, you have to think more long-term.”
On why he didn’t try to leave TNA for WWE earlier:
“These were friends of mine that worked for WWE who would say to me, ‘You need to get your butt over here and quit wasting your time with TNA.’ My answer to that would always be, ‘I feel loyal to this company. They were very good to me. They still are good to me. They are letting me be myself on television.’ They have control creatively and all that, but at the end of the day it’s my decision of what I do on that television. That is every wrestler’s dream. Other guys aren’t as lucky. So the loyalty was a very big factor.”
On his amicable split from TNA:
“People get mad and upset all the time with TNA by saying, ‘How could you let Matt Morgan leave TNA.’ Well, because this is what they could have done. If TNA wanted to, they could have made me sit at home all the way until when my contract expired, which would have been next July. That would have been another year, miss a year in my prime doing nothing. A lot of companies have done that in the past. That’s a business decision, and nobody can be mad at a company for doing it. They could have easily done that in keeping a 7-foot, 300-pound giant on their roster that they don’t have. They didn’t. My hats off to them for letting me move on with no strings attached and being able to put my family in a better situation.”