|By Jay Calderon | September 25, 2012 | Comments|
"I'd be interested to know what he thinks now that I'm doing "No!" instead of "Yes!" He thought it was a positivity thing. 'Oh yeah, if he's down with doing the positivity thing. I want everyone to be positive. I want to inspire people.' I was listening to it going, 'I don't think he understands.' [Laughs.]
On working the ECWA Super 8 tournament: "That was actually my big break, because in 2000, I got signed by WWE. Then in 2001, I got fired for the first time. But, before that happened, the Haas Brothers knew Jim Kettner and they said, 'Hey, there's this guydown here that you should put in your annual Super 8 tournament.' Which, at the time, was a huge deal. A huge deal in the independents.
"So, they did it. I went all the way to the finals, wrestling Low-Ki, and that's really, when I got fired, what made my name on the independents. It didn't matter that I was in WWE. Nobody knew me, nobody knew who I was except through this Super 8.
"So, being in the finals of the Super 8 lead to me being in the finals of the APW King Of The Indies tournament and they had me win that. Which made the Ring of Honor people, who were just starting a new promotion, say, 'Hey, this guy's a main eventer. We're bringing him in as one of our main event guys.' It was just one of those things, a lot of this stuff is just circumstance and just luck.
"What's the difference between a guy like me and Chad Collyer? I just got better opportunities than Chad."
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