Mike sees Booker T’s signing with TNA as ” a perfect pit” on so many fronts. After working with him & his wife (Sharmell) for so many years in WCW, with the amount of respect he has for the both of them, he sees Booker’s career as “coming full circle” and a definite rejuvenation. “Everything is there for him in TNA to accomplish.” Mike sees nothing but great things ahead for Booker, and he compares Booker’s entrance into TNA on par with Sting, Christian Cage, & Kurt Angle.
On the flip side, he does not know where Sting will land up — whether it be re-signing with TNA, heading to the WWE, or retirement. “The door is open for Sting to return to TNA, and the company would welcome his return.” With regards to the much talked-about discussion of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s swansong & the possibility of Sting working Flair in a final “dream match,” Tenay strongly believes that Sting is not one of those in the business to look back repeatedly at his legacy and wonder what else does he need to accomplish before he decides to call it quits. He does not think that is Sting’s personal make-up.
The brand-new TNA “Year One” company retrospect has been selling very well, with some retail stores selling out and/or being on backorder. He enjoyed being a part of the DVD project, reminiscing on some of the early years in TNA with those in the extended family…especially with the fact that many in the wrestling scene did not think TNA would be around for several weeks or months. TNA was such a big underdog when it started up, and he credits the establishment of the Wednesday night PPV’s helping the company get to where it is right now, as well as getting TV deals on FOX Sports Net & on Spike TV. Mike also went on with Mosh & Blade on this very subject, and responds to his critics in his exclusive interview with The Mayhem!