On the match vs. his match with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18: "That match was the biggest at that time. This match is bigger based off the dynamics, based off the promotion and based off two individuals and where they are in their careers."
On creating the 'biggest match in wrestling history': "There's only one guy who I could do that with and who it made sense with, and that's John Cena...I think we have a shot at putting on the greatest and biggest match of all-time."
On being lost in the moment on TV during the build for the match: "At the end of the day, the fun part about WWE is we can create moments - fun moments for the audience - but at the same time as a performer, for me, personally, I get wrapped up in all that, so it becomes very real. Then, I have to take two hours after the show and just calm down a little bit."
On finding time in his schedule for his return: "You got a lot on the plate, but you just have to move things to the side. At the end of the day, you set your goals and you can work backwards from there. With something like this, it requires a lot of time and effort, and it also requires a lot of people coming together to see your vision and goal, including John, including Vince McMahon, including all the wrestlers here, including all the fans."