JBL was interviewed by Slam! Sports. Here are a few excerpts.
Turning down overtures from WWE for appearances:
“I still talk to the guys at WWE regularly. I’ve got a great relationship. I did the one thing with “Stone Cold” [Steve Austin] several months ago to promote WrestleMania. It’s not that I don’t want to do anything, it’s just I don’t want to travel. I’m tired of getting on a plane. Plus, living in Bermuda, it’s a long trek to get anywhere to do something for them.”
On his legacy:
“My dad said, ‘Get your hat, shake everybody’s hand, and leave with your head held high.’ A lot of guys come back and water down their legacy. I don’t want to be one of those guys that comes back all the time, and people look and say, ‘Look, there goes JBL again.’ I think it’s a matter of respect for the business is one of the reasons that I don’t come back.”