In a feature story with ESPN.com, WWE Superstar Christian spoke on his decision to leave TNA and return to World Wrestling Entertainment.

“I think the free agent process is a little bit different because other major pro sports like the NBA or NHL, you’re looking at 30 teams,” Christian said. “You have 30 options. You don’t really have that in this industry. There is one name that stands above all else, and that’s WWE. So to really be on top, that’s where you have to apply your trade.”

He also discussed things he had learned while away from WWE:

“I think it’s the overall package, but the biggest thing for me was maturing,” he said. “I think that time away I was able to reevaluate and reassess what things were important to me and what exactly it is that I wanted in my life, in my profession. When I started in WWE, I was a 24-year-old kid and it was all kind of a whirlwind. I never had the chance to step back and look at it from the outside and assess things from a different level. That’s what happened when I stepped away, and that’s why I think you’ll see a different performer this time.”

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