The Backstage Story On Shannon Moore’s WWE Return

Brian Cantor

Although WWE has shown clear signs of wanting to take every possible step to win the talent war with TNA, it took more than Shannon Moore’s mere existence to get his return WWE contract.

The Wrestling-Observer Newsletter reports that the former Julie Drozdov, Shannon Moore’s girlfriend and WWE wardrobe employee, had been begging Johnny Ace to rehire the wrestler. Because Ace consistently blew her off, she decided to take the request straight to Vince McMahon.

Sources present at the TV taping in which she approached Vince say she gave the “pitch of a lifetime” in talking about what he could bring to the table. Specifically, she explained that Shannon Moore recently went over AJ Styles on an episode of iMPACT and was being pressured into signing a TNA contract, so if WWE did not scoop him up soon, it would lose out.

Most believe the news hit Jeff Jarrett hard, since the feeling is that he pushed for Moore’s TNA debut largely as a favor to Drozdov, who makes his outfits.

When Moore starts with WWE, he will be on the SmackDown! brand.

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