“I speak where there are physicians, doctors, scientists, teachers, parents and kids themselves. I show them the light at the end of the tunnel, and just because you have a learning disability, it’s not a death sentence. I got kicked out of five grammar schools before I hit third grade because everyone thought I had a behavior problem. Nobody thought I had a learning disability. After we figured it out, I got nothing but honors from fifth grade all the way up to graduating college. I graduated third in my class, legitimately. That is not a work.”
Morgan believes in everything WWE does publically and how they have superstars involved in a number of good causes. He feels their charity work sets a positive example for others.
“You should embrace being a role model as a professional wrestler,” Morgan said. “When I was a kid [Hulk] Hogan, Undertaker, those were my guys and role models. Those were my super heroes. I would take that very seriously. If there are kids out there who look up to me, I don’t shy away from it. I do whatever I can to be a good example…As far as wrestling goes, I feel like I fit in perfectly because I’m in the prime of my career.
“I’m 7-feet, 300 pounds. I am drug-free. I’m steroid-free. I’m somebody they can plug in right now. I’m not saying I can’t improve, as I’m improving every day and will continue to do so. I’m somebody who is ready now.”
Aside from his aspirations in the squared circle, Morgan is pursing acting projects. He has gone on a variety of auditions, including ones for “The Walking Dead” and Disney XD shows. Morgan says he has landed about five roles three he thinks are ‘pretty big’. So whether it’s with WWE or not, we haven’t seen the last of the entertainer/wrestler on our TV screens.
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