On a recent edition of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, Christian revealed that he left the WWE during the mid-2000s as he felt his career in the company had stagnated. He chose to leave the WWE so that he could spend time with other promotions and return as a better performer.
On why he quit the WWE in the midst of his professional wrestling career:
“It was a combination of different things going in why that happened. One of them was being burnt out, being tired, you know my body was beat up, I’d been on the road straight since I was 24 and I was like 31 at that time when I left.”
He explained that he felt stuck in a rut in WWE, and added,“It was gonna be like, ‘well we know what we got with him. He’s there, he’s doing his thing, when something comes we’ll figure something out.’ But that time never came for me, you know what I mean?”