On why he retired: "Ultimately, I stopped wrestling because I had done everything I could do aside from WWE. There wasn't any interest in me wrestling for them. An old arm injury, which was pretty much healed, is why I couldn't work for WWE. Then I got hepatitis B in TNA and didn't want to leave a chance for somebody else to get it."
On the companies that responded to his plea to stop intentional bleeding in wrestling: "The WWE doesn't do it, you applaud them for that. ROH has a no-blood policy as well. They're in the process of getting a testing and/or vaccination protocol worked out through the legal system."
On how he feels to see his friends working for WWE while he can't: "It's tough to see my friends [at WWE] making hundreds of thousands of dollars and really living the life that I worked my whole life for. And I feel, justifiably so, that I unfairly lost the opportunity. But I've learned so many skills from working on the documentary, that I can now edit shows and movies and if I have other projects that I want to do, I know on the backend that I can do it all myself. I said to [Colt] Cabana on the end of the tour, really how I view my career will largely depend on what happens after my career. If I continue to have some success in L.A., I may look back and say, you know what? It was the best thing to happen to me."