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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

– The Miami Herald has an interview up with . Here are some of the highlights.

On knocking him down on commentary during his start: “I deal with it like I do everything. I ignore it. You’ve got to have thick skin in this business. You have to understand not everyone is going to like you, and that’s fine because I have enough confidence in myself that I don’t need people having to cheer me or like me. Fact is I’m going to do my best. All I want people to do is to watch what I’m going to do next. I want people to understand that I am the most entertaining and charismatic person on that brand.”

On how working with both hurt and helped him: “I think in some ways working with helped me, and in some ways it hurt me. In the biggest way, it helped me realize certain things. It helped because I said things about Cena that everyone else was thinking about but afraid to say. I said things everyone wished they could say but never did. The way it hurt is I got beat. Cena is the poster child of the company. He is our No. 1 guy. I guess to get beat by him is OK. It kind of made me realize I need to gain more experience to be at that level, and that’s where I’m going to now, to build my way up to the level, so I can be that main event star and be the poster child of WWE. Let’s face it. isn’t going to be it forever.”

On changing up the look of his character: “I’ve come to the realization every since I got banned, fired from Monday Night Raw, and Staples Center, that I need to do something more with myself. I need to be taken more seriously by the WWE superstars, by the fans. So I decided to change the look. People aren’t going to take me seriously wearing Capri pants with sparkles all over them. I decided I needed to change the look, change the attitude and learn to build my way up instead of just thinking I should be at the main event level — maybe go after a person who is at my level right now, the U.S. champion [], and then work my way up to the main event level, like all the guys did who are at the main event level right now.”

On and main eventing SummerSlam: “I think it will be an absolutely incredible match. These two are definitely extreme and know exactly what they’re doing and know how to do a main event level match. It’s also two new guys in the main event. We’ve seen the same five people in the main event for so long now. It’s a breath of fresh air to see these two there.”


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