On facing a rejuvenated Matt Hardy and Homicide, still bitter from Extreme Reunion, at this weekend's Extreme Rising- "I've run into Matt a few times around the country in the past year and I'm really looking forward to it. He seems to really be rejuvenated and have a fire lit under his ass so I'm looking forward to it.. I went after Devon (at Extreme Reunion), Devon moved and there he (Homicide) was. Anyone who's watched the old ECW or been any of those shows knows ringside is not a safe place to be. If you go to one of those shows, you just have to expect something is going to happen"
His pending retirement and what he'll miss- "One of the saddest parts about retiring is that there is a lot more that I want to learn. You learn mostly by being in the ring; I still learn every time I step foot in a ring, every single time I learn something (new). So, that's the thing I'm going to miss most. I really look forward to wrestling a lot of different guys for different reasons; like I've always enjoyed wrestling Homicide because sometimes, after a while you get kind of complacent and every time I've been in the ring with Homicide, he's pretty much gotten me psyched up and lit a fire under my ass and it's been very motivational for me.
Social Networking's Effect on the business- "What I miss about the business is the mystique; when I was growing up, the few times I got to go see wrestling, you always wondered what was going on behind the curtain. Now, everyone knows what's going on behind the curtain. I'm just a firm believer in just keeping everything behind the curtain: go through the curtain and turn on your game face, come back and turn it off."
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