WWE are considering a gimmick change for new SmackDown star Madcap Moss, according to reports.
After aligning with Happy Corbin during the early part of his current main roster run, Moss became a singles competitor after WrestleMania 38. He is quickly becoming one of the most popular Superstars on SmackDown.
During his time alongside Corbin, the pair would tell terrible jokes and then burst into uncontrollable laughter, which actually made the jokes funny.
Moss competed in his first premium live event match at Elimination Chamber, losing to Drew McIntyre. That match is remembered more for a terrifying incident where the 32-year-old landed on his head from an Alabama Slam.
On the final SmackDown before WrestleMania, Moss won the prestigious Andre The Giant Battle Royal.
Then, after losing to McIntyre at WrestleMania, Corbin turned on his friend. Moss then defeated Corbin in a singles match at WrestleMania Backlash.
On last week’s edition of SmackDown, Corbin placed a chair around Moss’s head, before attacking him with his Andre The Giant trophy. WWE then cut to a clip of Moss going out of the arena on a stretcher.
Madcap Moss could have a gimmick change
Madcap Moss was ruled out of action with what WWE described as a ‘cervical contusion’. It is said that this is a storyline injury and could be used to write him off television.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘s Dave Meltzer claims that WWE are considering changing the Superstar’s look and gimmick in the near future. Moss currently wears suspenders in the ring. He was formerly known as Riddick Moss during his first main roster run before moving back to NXT.
WrestlingNews have reported that there have been pitches for the 32-year-old to drop his current comedy aspects. In addition, he could get new music and ring attire, replacing the suspenders.
For now, though, it looks as if Corbin will need to find a new rival for this week’s edition of SmackDown.
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