In a recent interview as part of Konnan’s Keepin’ It 100 podcast, Nic Nemeth discussed several topics, including whether he held talks with All Elite Wrestling following his departure from the WWE.

“In the past some, but I had a plan that I’ve been working on for probably the last year and a half, I didn’t want to go anywhere, I appreciate that several companies reached out immediately.

I said I have this one plan, I want to do this on my own, and even so, Scott D’Amore was so insistent, because the locker room was so strong, and somebody in the locker room of TNA reached out and I go man, you guys are really making this hard, I said let’s do some dates, I’m not going to sign for 3 years, but I said I just want to bounce around and be a hired gun, I’ll go with anybody and do anything.

I said I’ve just got out of a long-term relationship, 19 years, I don’t want to sign a paper that says you can’t do this, I can still represent companies, I’m a great brand ambassador, I just don’t want to be locked in, I did it for too long, I stayed a couple of extra years to get the good money, now I’m rested up, I’m in the best shape of my life mentally and physically.

I think i timed it out perfectly, no matter what any fans tell me on Twitter, I did my plan exactly how I want to do it, and I want to bounce around, I thought I was going to bounce around for 6 months and then look around. I think I’m going to do a year, maybe longer and then settle down somewhere, so far Japan has treated me so well, that locker room is awesome.”

The full interview is available at this link.