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Quinn Ojinnaka (April 23, 1984) is an American football guard, who is currently a free agent, as well as being a professional wrestler currently signed to Ring Of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name of Moose. In TNA, Moose is the current TNA Grand Champion in his first reign.
During his football career, Ojinnaka was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse. He was most recently with the St. Louis Rams, and has also been a member of the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.
Ojinnaka attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he earned All-Prince George County offensive lineman honors as a senior, when his team had an 11-0 season that included the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.
Ojinnaka attended Syracuse University, where he played in 44 games with 23 starts in four years.
In 2005, Ojinnaka started all 12 games as a junior. He was part of an offensive line that blocked for the first Syracuse duo to each run for 800 yards (Damien Rhodes and Walter Reyes (such as notability arising from their college football days) since 1979. The team allowed only 19 sacks, the second-fewest in the Big East Conference. In 2006, Ojinnaka played in the 2006 Las Vegas All-American Classic for the East squad after starting all 11 games as a senior.
Ojinnaka was selected in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. As a rookie in 2006, he played in 11 games. He saw playing time on special teams in Weeks 1–4 and 8–13. He played on the offensive line for the first time in his professional career when he replaced Wayne Gandy who had been injured against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2007, Ojinnaka played in 11 games, and had seven starts at left tackle. His first career NFL start at left tackle was against the San Francisco 49ers. He played in eight games in 2008, all as a reserve. In 2009, Ojinnaka played in nine games, and started the final five games at right guard in place of an injured Harvey Dahl.
On May 29, 2009, Ojinnaka was arrested for simple battery at his home in Suwanee, Georgia after he fought with his wife and spat at her during an argument over a female friend of his on the social networking website Facebook, according to a police report. Ojinnaka told to the police his wife tried to stab him with a pen, and she said he threw her on some stairs before tossing her out of the house, the police report said. He was later suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2010 regular season.
New England Patriots
On August 23, 2010, Ojinnaka was traded to the New England Patriots for a seventh round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. After serving his one-game suspension in Week 1, Ojinnaka was inactive for the team's next two games. He was released on September 30, 2010. The Patriots re-signed Ojinnaka on October 7, 2010. In total, he was active for eight games in 2010, all as a reserve.
St. Louis Rams
Ojinnaka signed with the St. Louis Rams on August 6, 2011. He was released on September 3.
The Indianapolis Colts signed Ojinnaka on October 5, 2011.
Second stint with Rams
Ojinnaka signed with the St. Louis Rams on March 22, 2012. He was waived on September 2, 2012.
He was resigned on September 12, 2012 when Scott Wells injured his foot and Robert Turner moved from left guard to center.
He was released again on October 22, 2012.
Pro Wrestling career
Early career (2012–2014)
Ojinnaka started professional wrestling training in 2012 under Mr. Hughes at WWA4 in 2012 and has attended WWE training camps. On February 22, 2014, Ojinnaka made his debut for Dragon Gate USA, working alongside The Bravado Brothers in a bodyguard role.
Ring of Honor (2014–present)
After Ojinnaka appeared at Ring of Honor's Best in the World 2014 event on June 22, 2014, the promotion announced two days later that it had signed him to a contract. Ojinnaka then adopted the ring name Moose and formed a partnership with R.D. Evans and Veda Scott.
Global Force Wrestling (2015–present)
On May 6, 2015, Global Force Wrestling (GFW) announced Ojinnaka as part of their roster. His first GWF match was on June 12 as part of Day 1 of the GFW 2015 Grand Slam Tour. He defeated Kevin Matthews at this event. On Day 2 of the tour, Moose picked up another victory, defeating Kongo Kong. On Day 4, Moose lost to Doc Gallows. On Day 6 of the tour, Moose teamed with Sonjay Dutt in a winning tag match against Jamin Olivencia & Jon Bolen.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2016-present)
On the July 28th edition of Impact Wrestling, Ojinnaka made his debut as Moose, in a match defeating David Starr. During the August 26th edition of Impact Wrestling Moose wrestled a Number One Contendership Battle Royal for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. The match was won by Mike Bennett. He wrestled another contendership match on October 8, losing again to Bennett. During the October 9 TNA Tapings, Moose defeated reigning champion Aron Rex to win the TNA Grand Championship. This marked the first title reign in Moose's career thus far in TNA.
- Teams and stables
- The Bravado Brothers as a bodyguard
Championships and accomplishments
|Andrew Everett • Brian Myers • Cassidy Riley • Chase Stevens • Chris Modetsky • Chris Sabin • Chuck Taylor • Cliff Compton • Colt Cabana • Davey Boy Smith Jr. • Desirable Dustin • Gigolo Justin • Gurv Sihra • Harv Sihra • Jamin Olivencia • Jigsaw • Jimmy Rave • Kevin Kross • Lance Hoyt • Luke Hawx • Matt Jackson • Nick Aldis • Nick Jackson • Seiya Sanada • Shelton Benjamin• Sonjay Dutt • Takaaki Watanabe • Trent Baretta|
|Amber Gallows • Christina Von Eerie • Lei'D Tapa • Mickie James • Santana Garrett|
|Stables & Tag Teams|
|Bullet Club • Killer Elite Squad • The Hot Shots • Best Friends • New Heavenly Bodies • The Bollywood Boyz|
|Jim Duggan • Kevin Nash|
|Jeff Jarrett (President) • Karen Jarrett (Vice President) • Chael Sonnen (Expert Analyst) • Hermie Sadler (Member of the Board of Directors) • Jim Cornette • Don West|
|Ring of Honor|
|ACH • Adam Cole • Adam Page • A.J. Styles • Alex Shelley • Beretta • BJ Whitmer • Bobby Fish • Caprice Coleman • Cedric Alexander • Cheeseburger • Chris Sabin • Christopher Daniels • Dalton Castle • Donovan Dijak • Frankie Kazarian • Hanson • Joey Daddiego • Jay Briscoe • Jay Lethal • Kenny King • Kyle O'Reilly • Mandy Leon • Mark Briscoe • Matt Jackson • Matt Sydal • Matt Taven • Michael Elgin • Moose • Nana • Nick Jackson • Nigel McGuinness • Raymond Rowe • Rhett Titus • Rocky Romero • Roderick Strong • Scarlett Bordeaux • Silas Young • Steve Corino • Stokely Hathaway • Takaaki Watanabe • Truth Martini • Veda Scott • Will Ferrara|