“It’s the best deal in my entire career. Between the opportunities they are giving me, and the money involved, it is my best deal ever. It is only the beginning of a new adventure, a good challenge. I’m a bit stressed, but I feed off a good challenge like this. It gives me a huge chance to step up to another level and be able to accomplish that. It is something great. I’m hoping for things to turn out the way I want them to.”
On making a comeback at the age of 50 years old:
“Whatever it takes to accomplish my goals. There is already a lot of talk about making a movie about this comeback. At my age to make a deal like this, it’s a miracle. I have a lot of good vibes, positive energy. I have a lot of people behind me wanting me to succeed. I’m really making all the efforts and sacrifices to make it happen. Working out every day. Sometimes I can’t see my daughter for many nights in a row, but I know at the end of this run I’ll be able to have quality time with her later on. I was put on earth for this purpose. I’ve been working on this dream since the age of 14 years old and it’s been mostly failures. But you have to keep going and keep the faith and go work hard and not care about negative comments and things like that. We all have something that we want to accomplish and want to do. When I started this comeback, some people looked at me like I was stupid and laughed at me. You have to listen to that voice inside of you and know for yourself.”
On possibly being involved with the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden:
“That would be great, it would be awesome. Makes me feel like I’m getting to where I want to be. It’s another step towards that direction. Ring of Honor are running at a more prestigious building than WWE at WrestleMania weekend. The marquee name, Madison Square Garden. It’s great for a company like ROH that they could have done that against all odds. Because WWE tried to stop them from renting it and the lawyers put on a fight. I’m really impressed. It’s looking really good for 2019 as far as what the wrestling scene will be.”
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