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Quinn Ojinnaka (born April 23, 1984) is an American professional wrestler and former American football player, known by the nickname and eventual ring name Moose. He is best known for his tenures in Ring of Honor between 2014-2016 & is currently signed to Impact Wrestling since 2016.

Prior to his pro wrestling career, Moose played in the NFL for teams such as the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams just to name a few between 2006-2012. After he departed the NFL, Moose would go on to become a professional wrestler, trained under Mr. Hughes and making his national debut at ROH's Best in the World PPV. He would be with ROH for a couple of years until he debuted with Impact Wrestling in 2016 to which he would initially align himself with Mike & Maria Bennett and after they parted ways, Moose held the Impact Grand Championship 2 times.

Later in his Impact career, he 'won' the previous TNA World Heavyweight Championship belt to which he held for most of 2020 and later became a literal world champion for Impact as a result of Scott D'Amore sanctioning the belt in February 2021 until he was defeated by Rich Swann (Impact World Champion) in a unification match.

In Bound for Glory 2021, he shocked the audience after cashing his Call Your Shot trophy for the Impact World Championship against the then newly-crowned champion Josh Alexander, becoming a two time Impact World Champion in his career.

Moose Nation Tropes:

  • A God Am I: He took to calling himself one after becoming Impact World Champion.
  • Animal Motifs: Guess. His fans wear antler hats.
  • The Artifact: Brought back the TNA World Heavyweight Championship once held by the likes of Bobby Roode and AJ Styles and was eventually allowed to defend it as though it was the main belt. This led to his "title unification" collision with Impact World Champion Rich Swann turning the latter into a two-belt championship much like the WWF/E Undisputed title.
  • The Brute: Was approached by Prince Nana with the offer to serve as such in ROH. Would also play that role with Mike Bennett as his first big role in TNA, until Lashley convinced him that he was better than Bennett.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Composed his theme track "Bust Some Heads" since his ROH days and took it with him to TNA. Added samples from it into his "Dark Strings" entrance in 2020.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Came in at Destination X 2016 and disrupted the main event for the world title by destroying both Eddie Edwards and Bobby Lashley.
  • Expy: Of the late Rottweiler Bison.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He turned against Eddie Edwards by joining Austin Aries and Killer Kross into a Power Trio after his absence after Slammiversary XVI, fed up that Edwards was so focused on targeting Aries and Kross after he was injured that they ended up checking on him in the hospital more frequently than his friend did.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Detached sleeve on his right arm, more tattoos on his left leg.
  • The Giant: Especially compared to his managers, RD Evans, Veda Scott, Prince Nana and Stokely Hathaway, all of whom are smaller than Moose. When the Texas Get Along Gang appeared in ROH their own giant, Raphael King, turned out to look at least fifty pounds lighter than Moose.
  • Hard Head: One of a few reasons they call him Moose.
  • I Gave My Word: When Moose teamed up with W. Morrissey in Impact Wrestling, the two instantly made clear that this was an alliance, NOT a friendship, telling each other and the entire world to their face that they would betray one another in no time flat if the Impact World Championship entered their sights. In the Bound For Glory 2021 "Call Your Shot" Gauntlet, Moose eliminated Morrissey, then went on to win the match. He would cash in his prize at the end of the night to steal the Impact World Championship right as Josh Alexander had won it from Christian.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Still wears catch gloves and like many former football players, does the spear.
  • The Juggernaut: Instantly established that he's capable of matching the unstoppable force of Lashley in the right moment.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Had his after Mike Bennett eliminated him from behind to win a battle royal for a World Heavyweight Championship title shot the following week, ultimately refusing to help either Bennett or the champion Lashley, who are both heels.
  • Mighty Glacier: Impressively agile for his size and as powerful as one would expect, but not too fast.
  • Red Baron: "Mr. Impact Wrestling".
  • Signature Move: Popup clothesline.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His character as a heel. Thinks he's a bigger star than he is, reaches that level, then thinks he's even bigger than that, so on and so forth, to the point he considers himself to be the biggest star in Impact Wrestling. Taken to absurd levels once he actually becomes Impact World Champion, claiming superiority to every champion in WWE and AEW and even calling himself a wrestling god.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl
    • He was tempted to spear Veda Scott after she went off on him for shaking hands with Roderick Strong after being pinned at Best In The World 2015 and slapped him several times, but hesitated long enough for Cedric Alexander to appear and hit him with the wrench, again.
    • Subverted. He stopped attacking The Get Along Gang when confronted by Merica at Supercard Of Honor X but prepped for a spear after she struck him (the rest pulled her out of harm's way).

Alternative Title(s): Moose