On if he would have booked Lesnar's appearance during Hulk Hogan's birthday celebration differently: "I view that incident from Monday Night Raw differently than you do. I view it as that Brock Lesnar punked out a ring full of WWE Hall of Famers, including the immortal Hulk Hogan. And John Cena thought he was going to play Superman—gonna be a hero—and dived into the ring, but didn't have what it takes to jump on Brock Lesnar."
On how the Lesnar/Cena match will play out: "I'll be happy to tell you what's gonna happen Sunday. I'll save you the time and the effort of scratching your head trying to figure out where this leads. Brock Lesnar is going to deliver a beating to John Cena, the likes of which John Cena has never experienced in his life. When Brock Lesnar is done sadistically smacking around John Cena, Brock Lesnar will hoist John Cena up on his mammoth shoulders. Brock Lesnar will F5 John Cena. Brock Lesnar will pin John Cena. And Brock Lesnar will go on to be the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world."
On whether he's spoken to CM Punk recently: "It would be very uncomfortable to describe to anyone any personal conversations I have with anybody. It would be akin to me saying, "So what did you and your wife talk about at the dinner table last night?" Or, "Hey, I heard you went to the baseball game with your best friend, what was he talking to you about?" The answer is, to the entire world, none of your business. Whether Punk and I have a "no-wrestling policy" or a "no-music policy" or a "no-religion policy," that's between us. And since we're not marketing anything in public together, I'm hesitant in describing anything regarding a conversation I would have with—whether it's CM Punk, or any other friend of mine."
On who the best talker he's ever worked with is: "I think John Cena has been on top for over 10 years because he understands how to convey his message to his audience. I think "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has revolutionized the way in which a character on a wrestling program can speak. I think that when Vince McMahon was opposed against "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, there were things that he said and things that he did that were absolutely brilliant and ground-breaking and changed the sculpt of the villain in professional wrestling. So there are a lot of people that I watched—hey, The Rock is one of the biggest movie stars of the past decade. There's a reason for it: He understands how to convey his message. And he learned that in front of a live audience in WWE, so how could you not include him on that list? There are others that are coming up—I thought the work that Punk did as Champion was simply brilliant and ground-breaking and trend setting, so I would be remiss not to include him on this list as well."