While Lee Moriarty is a member of The Firm, he didn’t know MJF was going to be the leader of the faction until after the Casino Battle Royal at the Double or Nothing 2022 pay-per-view event.
Speaking on “Talk Is Jericho” for a new interview, Moriarty commented on when he found out he was joining the firm and who was going to be in the group.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On when he found out he was joining The Firm: “It was a very well-kept secret. I didn’t know it was MJF until that night… So the way it started was, I was with Matt Sydal and Dante Martin in kind of a group. Tony Khan pulled me aside in the locker room, he asked me a question. He said, ‘Would you be comfortable dying your hair?’ Didn’t explain why or anything like that, He just said it would come with a big push and things like that, more opportunities. So I said, ‘Yeah, I’m cool with it.’ My trainers taught me like, take something that they give it to you and just make the most of it. It was like, ‘It’s hair, it’ll grow back in the future.’
“But that happened. They didn’t really tell me exactly what, they just said it was gonna be a group. Stokely told me it’s gonna be a big thing, and I trusted everyone who you know, told me about it. I trusted Tony, I trusted QT, I trusted Stokely. After I took that business card when I defeated Matt Sydal back in July, [I] disappeared for a month, came back and then you know, did the poker chip.”
On not knowing it was MJF until after the bout: “I didn’t know it was MJF until afterwards. So after he got the poker chip and walked off, back to his trailer, I found out. But it was a really well-kept secret.”
On when he found out who was in the group: “I didn’t know until I was watching at home. The only person I knew was Ethan Page, because I heard them talking about the promo that they had when Stokely was gonna offer the card. But before that, I didn’t know the Gunns were gonna be in. I didn’t know Morrissey was gonna be in it. But whenever I saw Morrissey, that’s kind of when I leaned towards, ‘I think it’s MJF.’ But I never had concrete evidence.”
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(h/t – 411 Wrestling)