Devon on Team 3D splitting, singles run in TNA

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@BrianFritz of #BetweenTheRopes spoke with TNA star Devon about the decision to split up the tag-team with Bubba, his earlier days in the business, getting in shape, his fear of heights, Team 3D Academy and this Sunday’s TNA Hardcore Justice where he will face The Pope. Here are some highlights:

On the history of him and Bubba together:

We were voted the greatest tag-team in the history of the WWE and I will say this: I know there are a lot of fans out there that may not agree with that and I agree with them. As far as I’m concerned, I feel that the Road Warriors were the best tag-team out there. No, they didn’t have great wrestling skills but they were some intimidating boys. They were big and they were bad and they were over with the people.

On the decision to split up Team 3D:

We had to sit back and look after everything was said and done and think what else is there left for us to do? We have had every major title there was to have. And I’m going to be honest with you … winning the tag-team titles towards the end was boring to me. And I don’t mean that in any disrespectful way. It just that how many times can Team 3D win the tag-team titles? As far as I was concerned, I wanted more. I just wasn’t happy winning the tag-team title. He (Bubba) wasn’t happy just winning the tag-team title. We needed another challenge.

On the singles run so far:

I love it. I’m very happy. I’m very content with everything that’s going on. I told people I wanted to start at the bottom and work my way up. People were basically saying to me, ‘well, Bubba was in a position where he’s with Immortal and he’s been doing this and that’. Listen, Devon had to go on his own and start from the beginning and do things on his own and that meant getting off TV for a little bit, getting my body in the best shape it can possibly be in and then coming back stronger than ever. And that’s exactly what I did. I went from 305 pounds and I’m now down to 238 pounds. I feel great. I’m moving in that ring like I’ve never moved before. The bones don’t hurt since I dropped all the weight. I’m looking to drop another 10 pounds to maybe being a cruiserweight. Maybe the X Division. Maybe I’m going to hang from a pole or something and get me a belt there.

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