On his hopes for AEW:
"Obviously, I'm hopeful it pans out to be something that can rival WWE. I think everyone is hoping for that - Some legitimate competition on American television. I remember watching WCW and WWE when I was a kid. Then, for 10 years, there was no competition. When I went and signed with WWE in 2012, I really felt it was WWE or bust and there was no wrestling outside of it. That is just the way it felt at the time. Then, this whole indie boom happened to where you could make a living outside of WWE. And now, this (AEW) happening... It is just a matter of everyone coming together and doing what WCW couldn't do, I guess - Sustain a product that has some substance to it and has appeal to those outside of the wrestling community. I think this can cross over to the general public as well."
On appealing to non-wrestling fans:
"I think it is about creating new characters. That is what I hope to contribute... Me and Jungle Boy have been working together and we filmed a little segment that aired on Being the Elite. That is a new dynamic that I think could bring in a lot of new fans and appeal to kids, teens, and people that don't know wrestling that well."