|By Jay Calderon | July 29, 2012 | Comments|
On how he feels about issues and suspensions being used in story lines: "I think that in the long run and just being who I am, I think people respect that more. Especially with my suspensions [in WWE]. I think I'm the only guys that's ever talked about it and made it into a story line. Even what happened at Victory Road two years ago, when I came back to TNA last August, that was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. But, after it was over, I felt good.
"This is my clean slate, I get one more chance. I wrote a song called Resurrection. I am excited to do this right this time and be extremely successful. So, I think it's all been right and in the long run, I think it's going to all be memorable and respected."
On his custom TNA Heavyweight championship belt: "I drew it up one night. I think it came across on television that Hogan designed it for me. I was like, 'Man, no one's going to believe that Hogan designed that.' But, it all worked out. It was just cool and fresh and new. That's another thing: If I ever do -- hopefully -- become world champion again, I have another one that's waiting to be debuted. We just got to throw a TNA/Impact Wrestling logo on there. If they let me do it, I think it'll be way bigger than the last one."
On which wrestler he feels is truly the "Best In The World": "If I had to say anybody right now that's still performing, I want to say Kurt Angle. But as far as anybody that deserves to wear a shirt that says 'Best In The World', it's Kurt Angle/Shawn Michaels. It's right there.
"Shawn Michaels, I'm so proud that I was able to say got in the ring with him one time. Overall, he is it. When it comes to professional wrestling, he knows it all. Pound-for-pound, phenomenal."
On whether or not he would ever return to WWE for a match: "I don't know. It depends on what's right at that point in life. But, right now, TNA is my home and the way it feels right now, it's going to be my home. But, if I'm 40 and I still feel like wrestling and, again, I'm not saying when I'm going to stop or retire, because I don't know. I just kind of take it day by day. If it feels right, I'll do it."
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