What has this year been like for you because there have been so many ups and downs?
Yeah, it been tough just because there’s been some really good things and there’s been some really bad things. When my father had passed away, that was literally, probably the hardest day of my life. But a lot of people can relate to that. I’m not alone in mourning the loss of my father. That’s something that everybody goes through. But that kind of stuff is just sad. The neck injury has been, it’s been a little bit demoralizing but I look at it and think I’ve been in wrestling for 15 years and this is my first major surgery so I’m doing OK. But just the timing of it wasn’t my favorite. I wish I could have kept the title until I lost it and then got the surgery but it didn’t turn out that way.
Are you worried whenever that time is when you finally get healthy and you come back, you were on such a hot streak before you were injury, about trying to get that back?
I don’t worry about it. I’m not phased by stuff like that. I just think that … I’m not worried about the fans not being there. If they are, they are. I’m fortunate to be able to go out there. I just love wrestling. So if the crowd completely hates me when I get back, they I’m like OK, I’ll do something else.
When that time comes that you can get back out there, how much would you like to get in the ring with Brock Lesnar?
Brock Lesnar is, right now, out of all the WWE superstars currently active, Brock Lesnar is the one that I want. That’s the match that I want. I think that match would be something different than the WWE Universe has ever seen. So, yeah, that’s the match that I’m gunning for.