Chris Sabin talks his injures, doctors telling him to quit, and more
Ryan Rider spoke to X Division Champion Chris Sabin for CJAD 800AM in
Montreal this past weekend prior to TNA Slammiversary.
His return: I’m just happy to be back. It was really intriguing to sit
at home injured and see Austin Aries make that rule that you can trade
in the X division title for a world title shot. That gave me a lot of
motivation, I want to win back the X division title and go on the same
route he went.
Whether he fears getting injured again: There’s always that voice in
the back of your mind. I wasn’t expecting to get injured the first
time or the second time. I’m going to try to ignore that voice in my
head that says ‘what if?’. You just kind of have to do whatever you
can and bury that voice in your head. I gotta watch out for my health.
I’ll always try to do the best I can to put on the most entertaining
match for the fans but first and foremost, I gotta protect myself.
Doctors telling him to quit: A lot of people didn’t want me to wrestle
anymore. For an athlete, two ACL surgeries is a pretty big deal. I
tried to keep as much athletic ability and train as hard as I could to
get back to the level I was at before.
Growing up in TNA from March 2003 to today: Literally I spent a 3rd of
my life in TNA. When I first started for the company it was so small,
we were just doing Nashville and weekly PPVs. The company has grown
and grown and grown. I like to reflect that, and hopefully I’ve grown
as a person and as a wrestler. I plan on continuing to become a better
Aspirations to be TNA World Champion: When your dream is to become a
wrestler and it’s taken away for 2 years with two knee surgeries, you
sit at home and reflect. You think about things, think about your
life. I didn’t do this to go half way; I did this to go all the way. I
did this to become the best. And that will always remain my goal.