Arda Ocal of Aftermath Radio sent this in.

TNA star Mr. Anderson spoke with Arda Ocal for the Baltimore Sun publication. In the interview, Anderson speaks in depth about his creative growth in TNA, when he decided to make the jump to TNA after his departure from WWE, and how liberal TNA currently is regarding scripting promos. The 30 minute interview is definitely worth a listen particularly for those who want to better understand how TNA formulates a program. Here is an excerpt from the interview on his departure from WWE in 2009:

“It was a decision made by them. At first, being fired from any place is a punch in the stomach, but eventually when you get over that initial wave of the rejection and ‘What am I going to do now?’… I’m happy the way that things worked out because it led me to where I am at today. I’m happy where I am today, in my personal life and in my professional life. As far as the circumstances, I mean there are all kinds of conspiracies. The only people that really know what really happened are the big guys, the owners, and the guys that pull the trigger on situations.” About going to TNA he said, “It took a while [to decide to go to TNA]. It was not one of those things that I couldn’t wait till my 90 days was up so I could jump over. It was like nine months, almost a year, where it was talked about a little bit. At that point, I was kinda not done with the business but nice to step back and take some time off and re-evalute and figure out what I wanted to do.”

To read the full interview, click here.