On working with Heyman: "I'm very excited about it. It's pretty crazy to me. We've never gotten to work together in front of the camera. I have worked with him extensively behind the camera. I think a lot of people are in for a treat."
On having a manager when he can talk on his own: "Rick Rude didn't need anyone to talk for him, and Paul Heyman was his manager. Bobby Heenan didn't need to talk for Ric Flair. Those are two examples of great duos. You'll just have to wait to see what happens."
On the change of his character: "Anytime I get to do stuff hands-on I'm more into it/ To me I started to feel like I wasn't where I should be at that stage, creatively. And I wanted to get there. To me it's the name of the game – you have to evolve. You have to constantly change. I think the best wrestlers have always evolved."