Kazarian Talks About His Departure From TNA
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.31.2014
And his time with WWE...
In an interview with TNANews.com, Kazarian spoke about his departure from TNA and his brief run in the WWE. Here are highlights:
On his relationship with Jeff Jarrett and if he'd join Global Force Wrestling: "I have a good relationship with Jeff, I mean the guy gave me a huge break. He was my boss for a long time. He became a pal. He's got a great vision. He has wrestling in his blood. I'll wait to see how everything pans out before, I mean, let's wait till GFW is actually an existing entity. Right now everything is speculation, so until there is an actual wrestling company to go we'll see. I mean, I can't really answer a question that the possible answer is that you have to guess. Anything Jeff puts his name on I would jump at the chance to be part of because he is a brilliant business man when it comes to professional wrestling."
On if it bothers him that he never had a long run with WWE: "I don't think there is such a thing as a mold – You either get over or you don't. At the time I just wasn't mentally prepared for WWE the machine and the big business that it is cause that is exactly what it is. I don't know what I was expecting but I just wasn't mentally prepared. I wasn't mentally mature enough cause it is such a huge business. It is not just a wrestling promotion, it is a business and it is run very smoothly and it is run by people are the best in the industry and have been doing it forever. There is a reason why they are the best. So, at the time I was a little bit young, a little bit naïve about things and that's all 100% my fault. You know, just being a little unprepared for the business side of things and a little bit overwhelmed also."
On if he's done with TNA: "I'm technically still under contract but that's for a very, very short amount of time. Once that contract runs out I will no longer be with TNA."
On how he feels about how TNA wrote him out: "It wasn't much of a sending off. I was in the position where they wanted to introduce new characters and get over other characters, so if the guy isn't going to be there, that's, I guess, is the best use of them – is to put them at the expense of other characters. Hey, that's their decision and I'm good with that if they are good with that. If they think that is a good way to put a new character over, then hey, I'm a company guy and I'll do it. It's somebody's vision – They decided to go with this crop of guys going forward and decided to not go with guys Chris Sabin, AJ Styles, Daniels, and myself. You don't want to fight that. There's no need to fight it. Just go with it."