Earlier this week, SmackDown Superstar Christian alerted World Wrestling Entertainment that he was leaving the company. In an interview with WWE.com conducted Wednesday evening, the former Intercontinental Champion revealed that his decision to walk away from WWE was one that he struggled with for some time.
WWE.com: What lead to your decision to leave World Wrestling Entertainment?
So part of it was that, and obviously there was some frustration and a lot of other reasons that factored in. But I wasn’t bitter at all. There’s no hostility. There’s just some times when you need a change and you need to do different things. It was something that I felt was necessary for myself at this time.
Plus, I have some other interests going on outside the business that I’m really looking forward to. I’m not saying I’m giving up wrestling, but there are some other things that are very appealing to me. I had a great eight-year run with WWE. A lot of guys would dream of having a run that long. So I thank God that I got to live my dream for that long. When it came down to it, not a lot of guys get to leave on their own terms, and it was something that I felt strongly that I wanted to do?
WWE.com: You said your contract expired on Oct. 31, but you still appeared at Taboo Tuesday on Nov. 1. Why did you show up after your contract expired?
WWE.com: When did you finally come to the realization that you were going to leave WWE?
WWE.com: What was it like having to say goodbye to the people in WWE that you traveled with for eight years?
WWE.com: What was it like this week at RAW and Taboo Tuesday knowing you were leaving shortly?
WWE.com: Are you still going to be a wrestling fan? Are you still going to watch SmackDown?
WWE.com: Do you think you’ll ever be back in front of a WWE audience again?
WWE.com: What are you going to miss most about WWE?
WWE.com: Do you have any favorite memories of WWE that you are going to take with you?
WWE.com: Is there anything you would like to say to the Peeps reading this right now on WWE.com?
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