Shad Moss is training to be in the WWE. Instead of jeering him, we should be cheering him.
Now i know this might sound crazy… BUT… after i drop my last album. I will focus on tv and film. And joining the @WWE its been a life long childhood dream to wrestle in the WWE!!!!
— Bow Wow (@smoss) February 8, 2021
Shad Moss is a rapper known as Bow Wow. Someone who’s had a career spanning over two decades. A debate can be made about his career. Nonetheless, you can’t deny what he’s done. He has over a dozen albums under his belt, hit songs, and starred in movies like Roll Bounce, Like Mike, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Shad Moss has retired from rap. People can laugh at that comment, but most of them haven’t done what he’s done in entertainment or lived the life that he has. Now, Moss is starting a new career. He’s decided to go from music to sports entertainment.
When this news came out, people went to social media to laugh. They made comments that he’s too small or that this is an excuse to stay relevant. I looked at this differently. Shad is doing something a lot of us wanted to do. Follow a childhood dream. Instead of making jokes, we should be supporting him in his endeavors. Especially since he’s doing something positive.
“Failing NOT AN OPTION!”-Shad Moss
Failing NOT AN OPTION! https://t.co/frGHnT5fWo
— Bow Wow (@smoss) February 16, 2021
A lot of time we look at entertainers changing careers and criticize what they’re doing. We see it and think that it must be because they aren’t doing well or need the money. Instead, we should just be supportive. Considering how many of our Black men and women are portrayed as violent thugs, it’s refreshing to see someone following their dreams. It’s even better that he is passionate about it and isn’t accepting failure as an option (in the tweet you can see above).
If you’re going to train, you might as well start with one of the best. Recently, Shad Moss has started training with WWE Hall of Fame inductee Rikishi. Former WWE star Rusev (now going as Miro in AEW) is among the wrestlers that Rikishi has trained. If Shad Moss takes this as seriously as he says, he’ll do fine. We’ve seen plenty of actors, rappers, and athletes compete in the WWE. Heck, Snooki performed at WrestleMania. So let’s not be so quick to judge Shad Moss for training to achieve his goal.
There’s one more thing that people should realize about this move, it’s going to generate money. Some viewers will tune in to see Shad Moss fail, others to watch him prove people wrong. Personally, I’ll be watching to see him succeed. I love watching people follow their dreams. Something we should all do. It’s better to hope for someone’s success than their downfall.
Lastly, let’s not act like Hip Hop doesn’t love wrestling. There have been references to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, and tons of other WWE performers over the years. 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin have an incredible song called Ric Flair Drip with Ric Flair in the video. Bad Bunny has a song called Booker T and won the 24/7 title on Monday Night Raw. So, for all of those people clowning Shad Moss, make sure you apologize when he succeeds.