TNA's financial problems and roster cuts: "Looking at things at 30,000 feet, I think that they're going through some growing pains right now. They're restructuring and trying to fortify their product. Taking the show on the road was a big financial burden. I think it's part of the natural growing process of the company; (the roster cuts) were like pruning a tree."
If TNA went on the road too soon: "Ready or not they had to go. It was time to move on. The crowds were becoming stale; they weren't adding to the product, they were taking away from it."
If his release was a surprise: "This was completely out of the blue. We just solidified a deal that Friday, and things changed over the weekend. It caught me completely by surprise."
Possible comeback to TNA: "The door is always open to return; we parted amicably. I felt like I did a really good job there and I received a lot of praise from the upper echelon. I'm open to a reconciliation."
Whether he would entertain an offer from the WWE as a trainer: "Jobs don't grow on trees, and those jobs are based on a need basis. If that opportunity ever arises, I'll be ready for it, but in the meantime, I'll do the things that I can do and have control over."
Whether he will take wrestling bookings on the independent circuit: "Absolutely. I think that the match I had with Kurt Angle and then the next week with Joseph Park got the wrestling juices flowing again in me. I thought I was going to feel like hell and I actually felt good. I'm back in the gym killing it trying to get back into wrestling shape. I'll be taking wrestling bookings and I'll be out there having fun."
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