"I really am living the dream and returning to the UK, whatever the reaction, really tops its off. It has been a whirlwind year or so really but I can’t think of a better way to top it off than with this tour and getting to wrestle for TNA in front of my hometown crowd. It might be a cliché but it really is a dream come true, I have wanted to be a wrestler for so long and now being able to do it, is just amazing.”
- Rockstar Spud talks about being on Impact Wrestling in England
While his character is said to be from the Sudan, the guy that portrayed Abdullah the Butcher was actually from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
When the nWo story line reached Japan, a version of the group was created. One of the members was Satoshi Kojima, who frequently teamed with Hiroshi Tenzan during his stint with the stable.
Satoshi Kojima made headlines last year by challenging AJ Styles for the TNA world title. He made even bigger headlines by defeating Rob Conway to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion after a match at annual January 4 Dome Show.
Satoshi Kojima began his wrestling career by loading trucks for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It took him several months to convince the school dojo to accept him.