I am always working 6 out of 7 days in the week. Everyday I feel tired, sore, fatigued. What are some good regimes I can do to get my energy up and get active again? The only thing that could help you at this point is stretching and yoga. They both give you an energy lift so you can train even harder. Try it. Good luck.
If you could pick you opponent for your retirement match who would it be? My retirement match would be Daniel Bryan. He’s so polished in the ring. I just don’t know if it’s possible. But I’d Love it!
Did you want to face the Undertaker at wm 22 and break the streak instead of facing him at no way out? Undertaker at Mania was only a thought that Undertaker came up with. I would have preferred him at Mania. Not to break the streak, but for the respect I have for him. At that point in his career, he didn’t have that “Mania Match” he always wanted. But he did after WM 22. Shawn Michaels, HHH. So I’m happy he got the mania matches he deserved.
Besides wrestling ,your family, gym time what else do you like to do or does that consume your time? I absolutely Love movies. I Love them all. Comedies. Dramas. Action.
If you had to re-live one match in your career, which one would it be? Brock Lesnar Mania 19. But I’d prefer to be healthy instead of injured. And for Brock to complete the shooting star. Lol
During your Olympic career, what was your favorite artist to listen to when you trained? I listened to the Vision Quest movie soundtrack. Awesome motivator. Journey, Dan Henley, Lunatic Fringe. Classic.
What is it like performing in front of millions of people, you have been on the grandest stage of them all, and that’s only a dream for people like me, so what’s the kinda a feeling like for you? You don’t really think about it, you can’t…you just do it. You have to have nerves of steel, it’s very nerve wracking. The best feeling is when you’re finished and u know u delivered a classic. But it still doesn’t compare to receiving my gold medal. It’s true!
Is there one goal you haven’t accomplished yet in wrestling or in your personal life? I want to pursue acting and get the art form down pat. I always loved acting and its next for me.
How does it feel to help out and push the younger guys of Impact Wrestling especially EC3 since he won the TNA Title from you? Helping the young guys is what it’s all about, especially helping them to have classics like match of the night…match of the year. My match with EC3 was very challenging and very rewarding. Knowing I can still put on the 5 stars makes me feel very valuable.
After winning the gold in the 96 Olympics, who or what inspired you to become a professional wrestler instead of continuing with your Olympic career? I decided I wanted to do something else, something athletic and entertaining. I love both of those characteristics together. The Rock and Stone Cold were my inspirations at the time.