|By Raj Giri||July 09, 2012 | Comments|
If winning the TNA World title was the highlight of his career: "Yeah I have to say it ranks right up there. I was always one of those people who never had a favorite this or a favorite that. This right now, with everything that went along with it and the culmination of it, I think it ranks right up there with the greatest moment so far of my career."
The year he has had starting with last year's Destination X: "When I walked in there, I had come to a decision that I wasn't really happy with the opportunities I was getting in the wrestling business. I felt I was at a certain level as a performer and a competitor and if I wasn't going to get that opportunity or get treated in a way that was fitting for someone of a guy with my talents, then I decided it was time to do something else. I've always been a guy that did his own thing, and set all my own rules, and that was a decision that I made, but when TNA offered that opportunity, I had to take it. It was a great opportunity to come back and have a second chance at a place where you don't always have a second chance at. I didn't look back and had nothing to lose at that point and I said 'here I am, this is me. Either take it or leave it.' But I can be a money guy in this business and in this company and so far I have proven that and it's been great."
Positive reaction he has been getting from fans: "Part of that overwhelming reaction and that moment, it could not have been created had Bobby Roode not had such a successful run as champion the last 7 or 8 months, and the job he has done as World Champion I don't think can be taken for granted or give him enough accolades on what he's done. That helped create that special moment last night. I just try to go out there and be myself. My job is to go out there and entertain people and get a reaction out of them. Make them care, one way or the other. I guess just go out there and be myself and if you love me that's great and if you hate me that's great too. As long as you care when I walk out that curtain or when you see me on camera, that's all I care about. I think people can gravitate to someone who's authentic, who know who he is, who's comfortable with who he is, who goes out there and expects a lot out of himself. Makes some boisterous claims but backs them up. I also think my passion and love for this business is something I hope translates. It's been an interesting ride going in there obviously I was new to them and maybe it took them a while for them to warm up to me, but right now each and every time I step out there, it seems like the Aries Army just keeps growing."
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