Ever since I was 3 years old, I wanted to be WWE champion. I got that belt during WrestleMania 31, and I want it back. It's what drives me.
I'm a huge proponent of eating real food and eating a lot if it.
I've always prided myself on doing different types of matches with different opponents.
I spent a few years cutting my teeth in the Midwest; I worked for Ring of Honor, then I went down to Florida and relearned everything there.
Sometimes I wrestled in front of very small crowds for very small amounts.
There's definitely pieces of Samoa Joe in the Seth Rollins repertoire, so it's cool he's part of the company now - something you thought you'd never see.
For me, I know my capabilities and the spectrum I can cover as an entertainer.
Doing fight scenes in movies is a lot different than in WWE, but it was still relatively easy.
CrossFit really teaches the basics and fundamentals of proper mechanical movement.
I love telling the stories that we tell. I love playing the characters that we play.
One thing I never thought I would get to do is end up on 'The Daily Show,' not once, but twice.
At the end of the day, if you look where The Shield was, where else are we going to go? Are we going to share the WWE World Heavyweight Championship? I don't think so.
The Pedigree was something that I feel very fortunate to have it as a finisher.
We're not telling you we're out there fighting each other. We're going out there to entertain you.
As good as that first year in Ring of Honor was, the second year was really, really bad for me. In retrospect, it was great for me, but at the time, it was a tough situation to be in. I didn't have anyone around to mentor me where I needed to be.
It's nice when I have days off to go home and relax and literally take the weight off my shoulders and enjoy the simple things.
I don't avoid carbs. I don't avoid protein. I think it's just, again, about balance and finding what works for you and your body. For me, having a higher protein, higher carbohydrate, and middle-of-the-road fat count usually gets the job done as far as my energy needs and for my physique.
Social media is great in some ways - if we're able to spread good messages.
I feel like, for me, I've become smarter. I've become a more intelligent wrestler. I've become a more intelligent performer, and I think that shows.
If the opportunity came about, I would have no problem taking on The Rock at WrestleMania - sounds like a good time to me.
I've noticed that, over time, the intensity of my workouts is so high that I can get away with eating whatever I want. And I love eating a lot. So if I wanna eat more, I'll just work harder.
If you've never been to a live WWE event, it's pretty awesome. A few hours of action-packed family fun. Bring everybody, from your babies to your grandparents.
At the end of the day, I want to be my own person, I want to be my own performer, and I want to have a finisher that's synonymous with me and not with my mentor.
I'm as talented as they come. I would have success in any era.
I'm well-versed on the mat, but I can pick up people much bigger than me.
My biological dad was Armenian. My last name is Lopez, and I have a darker complexion, which throws people for a loop. My mother's first husband is Mexican. That's where I got Lopez.
Fake is, like, the worst word you could possibly use to describe anything, you know?
Belichick's actually great. I wouldn't mind being the New England Patriots. They seem to win a lot. Four-game suspension here and there doesn't hurt nobody.
I've got nothing but love for Justin Roberts, nothing but great things to say about him. It's a cliched thing to say you wish him well in his future endeavours, but I really do. I hope the best for him. He was involved in a lot of huge main events over the years. One thing about Justin was that he really loved WWE.
I watched the documentary 'I Hate Christian Laettner,' and I really hate Christian Laettner. It made me understand why everybody hates Christian Laettner and Duke basketball. I mean, they're just a bunch of preppy white boys from Tobacco Road or whatever.
I honestly think my top moment, personally, was main eventing 'Hell in the Cell' because of what that meant overall in the grand scheme of things.
Usually, I get a bowl from Chipotle with rice and veggies and some meat and gotta get some guac on there because that's the best part.
I'm not mean to fans because I'm a bad guy. I'm mean to them because they're rude.
I like a good suspense thriller when it's smart and well done like 'Armed Response' is.
A lot of time when you're out injured is spent with internal reflection and kind of looking at yourself in the mirror and deciding who you want to be and where you fit in.
I am determined and never give up. Ever. I always do my best.
The joke we always say is that WWE doesn't pay us to wrestle, they pay us to travel.
Being able to be the guy that took down The Shield, there were a lot of people in the locker room who wish they could have said that.
Philadelphia is kind of like a Mecca for professional wrestling, especially the old ECW Arena down in South Philly. That's the place I always wanted to wrestle growing up, and I got that opportunity when I worked with Ring of Honor.
In life, if you're not learning from every experience, even the bad ones, you're really messing up. That's the marker of a smart, intelligent individual.
As long as the title's on the line, that's the match I want to be in.
I think everyone respects Rock. He's obviously been in our industry his entire life in some form or fashion. He's a guy that works really hard, and most of our performers can appreciate that one way or another, whether it's in the movie industry or our industry.
Any time you have significant injury, it is about the perspective, how you attack it.
My styles range quite a bit. I go for an all-around kind of fan. Never wanted to be the dude that could do one thing. I wanted to be the guy that could hang with anybody.