"I was told to tell the other wrestlers I was just visiting. I saw so many people with whom I have shared great moments, or actually hired into WWE. I had a great time catching up with a lot of people. At about 9 p.m., I met with my partners to discuss strategy. I felt something I haven't felt in a long time. Nerves. A thought went through my mind: what if I don't get a reaction? WWE is, after all, watched by a lot of younger children, a whole new audience. Some wouldn't be old enough to remember when I was wrestling.
I shook off my doubt and was determined I was going to do my best no matter what happened. Behind the curtain was tense, like it always is. I love that feeling; the calm before the storm. Then The Miz (who did a great job announcing me as his partner) said my name, the fans exploded.
As I walked out from behind the curtain, I saw a sea of people rising to their feet. Words can't describe how elated and happy I felt inside, hearing more than 15,000 people chant my name. It was euphoric."