During an interview with Alex Marvez in his syndicated wrestling column, TNA star Abyss stated he would be open to dropping his mask.

“The circumstances would need to be right and something that’s impactful. It would be a big deal to me for (the mask) to come off and not something I take lightly. But on the flip side, if it’s going to evolve the character and further enhance it, it’s something I’m up for.”

On scaling back the “hardcore” element of his matches in TNA.

“I was pigeonholed just doing hardcore wrestling. That was my staple throughout the years and I’m very proud of that. On the other hand, I wanted to let people know and show the fans that I can wrestle, too.”