Why did you choose to go back into adult entertainment at this point?
Are you planning to do more adult films?
I don’t see why not. Like I said, it was a really positive experience. To tell you the truth, I haven’t had that much negative buzz, because I don’t see a reason for there to be a negative buzz. I’ve already show my talent and my ability as far as wrestling, and acting, and modeling and writing and all of that, so to me it doesn’t affect any of those things. It’s been like 10 years since I’ve been on contract with wrestling, and I’ve gotten a lot of opportunities here and there, but they’re like one-time things, and those things haven’t been knocking down my door for a future career. So when this opportunity came up, I said, “You know what, I’m going to do it. What have I got to lose? Nothing.” And I’m really glad I did.
Are you worried at all that you may lose some of your fans over doing a porn movie?
I read a quote from you recently in which you said that doing this movie potentially cost you a contract with TNA. Can you elaborate on that?
You mentioned that you saw some old friends when you did the angle in TNA, but I’m sure there were a lot of people there who had never met you before. How were you treated backstage?
Wonderfully. They have a fantastic atmosphere. I really enjoyed it. I had butterflies in my tummy just seeing everybody. It had been a long time. I had a smile from ear to ear the whole time. I really didn’t know any of the girls but they were all really excited that I was there and it was nice.
The crowd in Orlando at the pay-per-view was really hot for you. Did it surprise you to get that kind of reaction? Were you worried that perhaps people wouldn’t remember you?
Do you keep up with wrestling at all these days?
Not really, to be honest. I certainly flip through – I have to turn it on the days that it’s on, but, like, I’ll watch Monday Night Raw with “The Bachelorette” [laughs]. When I was in WWE, I was in such a great place. Professionally, it was one of the best times of my life and I loved my work. When the carpet was pulled from underneath me, I had a lot of years to heal from that. It took me a long time, which I think most people have seen in the public eye. I kept trying, but it was very difficult and I had some really difficult times. Now I really feel like I’ve come out of that over the past couple years. It’s taken tons of work and healing, but I feel great now, I really do. In going to TNA, whatever happens in the future or not, it was a sense of closure in the sense that after all this time, I could go back and hug all my friends and pass that bridge. Now onto whatever comes my way, and I’m jumping in with both feet.
So what is next for you? What else do you have going on?