Chris Sabin Says His Run As TNA World Heavyweight Champion Was Disappointing

Former Impact Wrestling star and current ROH star Chris Sabin recently was the guest on Interactive Wrestling Radio. Here are some highlights…

On his Motor City Machine Guns tag partner Alex Shelley retiring:

“I support him. The last few years or so, he was going to school on the side while we were tagging. So, I knew this was the end game eventually. I support him! If this is what he wants to do, this is what he wants to do. Lucky for me, I have a lot of experience as a singles wrestler. It is a new journey for me, a new challenge. I’ve been a tag wrestler with Alex for the last couple years. This is something new. I’m really looking forward to it!”

On his run as TNA World Heavyweight Champion in 2013:

“Overall, I think it was pretty disappointing. I don’t think I was ready for it. I was injured for about two years straight with knee surgeries back to back, first the right knee, then left. I was back for only two months after being out for two years and not only that, I was a tag team wrestler for several years before that. I definitely wanted it to happen, but looking back on it, I know inside that I wasn’t ready. I was still discovering myself. There was new management. Everything about TNA was different compared to the two years before that. Plus, it only lasted three weeks, as well, but I’m so grateful it happened. It was a cool experience … The moment of the one-two-three and the crowd went crazy is a memory that I will have forever. And, just to be able to say that I won the World Heavyweight Title is really cool, but I know I can do better. That is why it is disappointing. I know I can do better. So, I hope I have another chance in the future.”

On ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard of Honor selling out Madison Square Garden:

“I think people nowadays are hungry for something different than just the corporation, you know? I think with all this access to New Japan, Ring of Honor, the popularity of Bullet Club, the Elite guys and their YouTube shows. It really gives people the chance to have something to sink their teeth into. All of that is kind of combined on Ring of Honor shows. I think the fact that they sold out Madison Square Garden is amazing. I don’t know if I’m on that show or not. I sure hope I am! I mean, that is where Bret Hart pinned Yokozuna to win the World Title at WrestleMania X!”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Huskie Howard

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