Some highlights of his appearance included:
- His new name is Aron Rex.
- He said he wouldn’t talk about his former employer.
- He acknowledged how long it had¬†been since he had a live mic in his hand.
- The crowd was excited to see him.
- He couldn’t wait to prove himself in a place where it is your talent that matters.
Sandow also had a chance to talk to Rolling Stone about going to TNA.
“TNA just seemed like the perfect spot for me,”¬†He said,¬†“They are a growing company with a proven track record. I really believe that they have their finger on the pulse of what the audience wants, and they will gear their product towards that.”
It wasn’t so long ago that Sandow was considering spending more time with his family and maybe not even wrestling anymore. It was¬†the people at TNA¬†who seem¬†to have made the difference.
“I really was not planning on signing with anybody this soon,” Sandow said, “I was serious about that. But the way the conversations went with several TNA officials, and the strong feeling of a family atmosphere, really made me want to explore the possibility of getting in the ring sooner than I expected.”
As he did in the ring last night, he talked about the opportunities available to him in an environment where you aren’t being held down by the great machine.
“I am just looking forward to showcasing myself in a way that I have not been in the past,” Sandow said, “There is so much talent at TNA that I just can’t name one person that I really want to face over another. It’s just a pleasure for me to have creative freedom and continue to work with talented supportive people.”
He concluded by looking at what lies ahead, “The challenge is to have a television show that continually gets better with every single episode and that is not just on me. That is on every one of us as a team. And everyone, as a team, really seems to be motivated and headed in the right direction.”