was recently interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter for a new interview. You can check out highlights below, and hear the full interview at this link.
On Jay Lethal saying Silas should have been around 10 years prior:
"I've got to be honest, I'm surprised to hear Jay say something like that. But, he is right. I like to think that I'm the type of guy that melded the real old school style of wrestling with the new school wrestling. I've kind of melded those. You don't see a lot of that today. I think that's helped me stand out and has helped me make money in this business."
On why the WWF Rock N Wrestling era inspired so many future stars:
"I think guys like me and you, we grew up watching these larger than life characters. It was at a time where wrestling was really getting into the characters and the big personalities. Coming right out of that, we got to experience stuff like WCW had a lot of the cruiserweights and stuff like that. We got to experience the big personalities and then the very athletic wrestling. We got to experience a lot of really good wrestling and a lot of cool changes as well."
On the origins of the "Last Real Man" character:
"(laughs) "The Last Real Man" is basically my father. I grew up with 5 older brothers. They're all a bunch of goof balls. By the time I came around, my Dad had already raised 5 boys. He was a no nonsense kind of guy! So, basically, the "Last Real Man" is my father!"
On his brief stint with WWE Developmental:
"I never was really in the developental system. I did a week long thing in OVW when they had a developmental system there. But, I never actually got to join the developmental program because my contract was basically reneged on before I was able to finish the whole hiring process. At the time, OVW had the developmental contract and at the time of signing the paperwork, OVW basically had their developmental contract taken away from them by WWE. I was told, "Sorry, we won't be following through on your contract." It was like I had the offer of the opportunity and then had the worst time ever because of them taking it away because of the closing of OVW. Even with that said, the WWE developmental system ahs grown, and grown, and grown over the years. They have the huge performance center, nutritionists, personal trainers, promo rooms.... All these different things, all these good things that I've heard about and that guys have told me about. It just seems like they've put a lot into the developmental system just letting it grow and grow."
Make sure to check out the full interview at this link.