On wanting a main event singles run: "I must be pretty transparent. You're absolutely right. Winning the Tag Team Championship is ultra-important and anyone who has those titles should have a lot of pride in wearing them. But at the same time, I got into the pro-wrestling for one reason and that's to be the top dog and to be the World Champion. I know it sounds like a saying or a catch-phrase but this is what I truly believe. I came out of my mom's womb a future world's champion. And I'm sick of waiting."
On the tag team scene in TNA: "We've been working a long time now, the four of us. Especially with me and Joe. Me and Joe have been working together for a long while and we developed a good chemistry. Then we threw Crimson into that mix and we had a three-way on a pay-per-view. And we stepped up out game even more and started putting together better matches with the three of us. Now with Magnus in there, who I've been working with previously in Ring Ka King for months, and worked with back when he was in British Invasion, it made things even better. I know what all the other guys can do. And so does Joe. And so when put together these matches we try to do the best thing we can do to showcase each of our talents. Hide our weaknesses. Play to our strengths. And more importantly, going out there and trying to steal the show. Because I can't stand it when I keep hearing 'Tag team wrestling's dead. It's not what it used to be.' And so it's up to us to go out there, check our egos at the door, and put the match first."
On working in India with Ring Ka King: "They treat you like you're one of the Beatles out there. These Hindi fans out there, they have something now that they feel is their own. And when they're energetic and excited about something they come out by the droves. I'm talking 'shake your taxi cab when you're trying to drive out of the arena' stuff. And so we were over there and they put the belt on me and I was the first ever Ring Ka King Champion and then we established who our good guys were. Our babyfaces. And then now the story we're telling over there is about a heel group, called RDS, led by Jeff Jarrett, with Abyss, Scott Steiner, Sonjay Dutt and Magnus, running over everyone. And once you put the title in the hands of that group, it makes them more dominant. So now the fans are just dying to see a group of babyfaces, or one babyface if you will, come out there and serve those bad guys a comeuppance. That's what this business has been built on for years and that's what I think works and has been so successful over there in Ring Ka King."
On getting more freedom on the mic in TNA than he did in WWE: "What you do with that freedom is you show them that they can continue to trust you and count on you to enhance whatever it is, their talking point, that they're giving you to go out there and discuss. Whether it's an in-ring promo or a backstage pre-tape. It's up to you to keep the ball rolling and keep showing them that they can trust you by making it better and better each time you go out there. And now I just get bullet points for promos and stuff of that nature because they do trust in me and I worked hard for that trust."
On WWE now vs. WWE when he left in 2005: "I've got a lot of close friends who still work there who I regularly talk to on a weekly basis that tell me that it has changed over there. That some of these guys, the younger ones, are getting a little more creative freedom when it comes to promos or character ideas. Or things of that nature. So it's not like it was when I was there when there was just like a freakin' Great Wall of China of defense when trying to pitch an idea. Now they're a little bit less reluctant and a little bit more open to hearing some of the ideas from the younger, newer guys. And I think you're seeing that on television with certain guys. And I think someone like The Miz, who you saw bust his butt over the years, I have no doubt of my mind that...