In the midst of a media conference, Abyss talked about his upcoming Hall of Fame induction in Impact Wrestling and addressed if he had any frustration having never faced The Undertaker before in his career:
"No, I'm not going to say I wish it would have happened. If it would have happened, obviously it would have been a career highlight, no doubt. But it wasn't in the cards. I chose to stay with TNA and I've said it before and will say it again. TNA was and is my home. Impact is my home. This company has done great things for me, personally and professionally, over the last 16 years. This company gave me a home. This company took a chance on me when I was a relative nobody. They gave me an opportunity to build my name. They gave me the platform to show the wrestling world and the fans what I can do.
This coming April I'll be in this business for half of my life and the majority of my adult life has been with TNA and Impact. There's nothing I'm more proud of. Sure, there's other opportunities but they just weren't for me. This is home. I was part of the ground floor of this place. I was one of the original members of this place. I was one of the guys who laid the initial foundation of this company and that's always been more important to me than anything else.