TJP discusses his departure from WWE.
After wrestling for WWE from 2016 to 2019 and winning not only the WWE Cruiserweight Classic and Cruiserweight Championship, TJP openly talked about his feelings regarding the end of his run with the company. In an interview with Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda, TJP was asked whether or not he had any regrets with WWE and he simply said that he doesn't have any. TJP added that any comments that may have been perceived as negative towards WWE could have been overblown because he doesn't bear any ill will towards WWE or anyone.
"No, I mean, I don't have any regrets at all. I look at it more as it was nice to be given the chance on one of the teams that I grew up watching, I guess is the best way to put it. We joked but I don't think I had bad relationships with anyone in the middle or anything like that, a lot of that is kind of blown out of proportion. I think people asked me my take on stuff and I'll explain certain things that made me unhappy but being unhappy doesn't mean that I'm kicking trash cans over or throwing a fit or anything. Or even that I make it necessarily overly known. I might just ask a question or something if I think something can be done better or whatever and most of my unhappiness I just kept to myself, so it wasn't like I had issues with people, it's more just that I was unhappy with the culture of where I was and I felt like maybe I just didn't fit in there because of that," TJP said.
TJP said he wasn't really that happy wrestling for WWE at times, but was highly appreciative of what he was able to do there and of WWE to shine a spotlight onto the returning cruiserweight division.
"Some people enjoy certain atmospheres. Some people enjoy political atmospheres and they enjoy blue collar, hard-working but may be underappreciated atmospheres, or some people enjoy whatever atmosphere it is and whatever the case is whereas for me, how that was, my personal experience, I just wasn't that happy. But I think they gave me a chance to do some really good things and I made a little bit of history, help some people along the way and I'm really proud of the group that I kind of lead in the door because now they've been able to do all these different things and they all have personal goals that they've now been able to start to chase those. Before we did that tournament, nobody like us had an opportunity to do that so I'm very, very happy with what I was able to do in the few years I was there," TJP said.
Since leaving WWE, TJP had gone on to wrestle for Impact and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The full interview between Sportskeeda and TJP can be read at this link.