Leading Team Authority at Survivor Series:

“I think there is a lot of weight on my shoulders for sure. You are looking at some pretty big stakes going into Survivor Series with the Authority’s control of WWE on the line. You could be looking at a completely different WWE come the night after Survivor Series. It’s on my shoulders to make sure that doesn’t happen. I like my bosses. I like where they’re at, as they’ve helped me out a lot. So being on that team, captaining that team and looking at the history of Survivor Series and matches that have paved the way for this one, it’s going to be great to be part of it. I’m looking forward to making another blip on my own legacy with defeating Team Cena in a major pay-per-view atmosphere.”

Learning while working with The Authority:

“I’m a sponge in that scenario soaking up all the information I possibly can. You are looking at Triple H, who has pretty much done all there is to do in WWE. You look at Stephanie, who is a McMahon. She has this in her blood. Then you have Kane, who also has been around in many incarnations for a very long period of time. There is so much information and so much to learn about being the man in WWE. That’s definitely who I want to be and where I want to be. It’s been an incredible experience to be with the three of those people and learn from them on a day-to-day basis.”

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar not being around:

“I think it’s bull crap. I don’t appreciate it one bit. I’m sitting here with this contract biding my time. I want to be the WWE world heavyweight champion now. I don’t want to wait around to when he decides it’s cool to show up. He has said it before. He is this mercenary. He is basically a guy you pay as much as he wants and he comes and works for you. I’m not a fan of that. I think there is no honor in that.”

“Coming from the guy who ‘stabbed his brothers in the back,’ me talking about honor I know can sound a little outrageous. However, I want him to be around so I can keep an eye on him and make sure that WWE world heavyweight championship is within eyeshot. That’s my goal and on the horizon for me. When he isn’t here or not around, it can be pretty frustrating.”