"It [FCW] definitely helped me. Experience is invaluable. I’m really happy to have that and to be here. I think everywhere you go you learn. You never stop learning. If you stop learning and think you know it all, then I think you may be in the wrong profession. If you love what you do, you never stop learning."
"In wrestling, everything comes and goes in waves. If you look at some of those who are on top with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk, they have been in the same kind of wave. There is a perception of that. I think it’s definitely good, and there is a lot of talent down in FCW, which means they would be coming to WWE soon. It’s great.
[Punk & Bryan] are good role models. It shows there is a reward when you hone your craft."
On him and Kassius Ohno potentially teaming up: "It’s always great rivalry between us. I think fans always want to see stuff that they like, but I think we are going to see how we do individually and go from there."