The following is an excerpt from a press release about Abyss’s interview on the Monday Night Mayhem radio show sent in by Justncredible818:
"Wild" Bill Brown made the point that Abyss was the one that brought the hardcore style of wrestling to TNA, with the thumbtacks & shards of glass. Bill wanted to know the limits of this style & if this style will have the fans thinking that they (the TNA performers) will always have to top the last spot "I always felt like the fans appreciates what we’re doing. TNA has the best fans in the world for that. As far as limits, there are no limits man. I’m a big believer in no limits, and if you’re going to have limits, then you’re in the wrong business." He continued to say that he likes to wrestle first & bring in the hardcore element at the right time. "I think hardcore wrestling has a niche. I think you have to be a good worker first & then be able to move on to stuff like that. I think Mick Foley is great example of that, probably the best example in the world." He did add that the fans’ reactions to the stuff he does is unmatchable.
One of the most-talked about topics within many circles & that fans of TNA are discussing is the rumored debut of Tazz next month, as he is reportedly scheduled to make his official on-camera debut with TNA this summer after leaving the WWE broadcast booth a couple of months. Blade wanted to know what Taz brings to TNA & how they has (as an organization) balances bringing established stars with homegrown talent. "I don’t even know Tazz, but I think he would be a acquisition for a lot of different reasons. He’s proven himself to be a great wrestler over the years, and he has proven himself to be a very good announcer I think as well over the last few years."
Several years ago, Abyss was reported to have signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, but the rumors & reports turned out to be false. Bill wanted to know the story behind it & if he was really going to leave TNA for the WWE. "There really wasn’t anything to it. I’m sure WWE is a great place to work, I’m positive of that but in the end, I’m happy and I’ve always been happy with TNA. I just don’t believe in fixing something that’s not broke. TNA has built the Abyss up from the very beginning from scratch, been there since the beginning, & that means a lot to me."