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There was a really controversial angle that got your character pulled from TV on the Independence Day Smackdown in 2005. Who tells you that you’re going to be taken off TV?
“I think Johnny Ace told Shawn and I what was going on. I think at the time, initially, we were going to fight it. We were going to do publicity, talk shows, that promo in the ring, but eventually we realized if we fought it, we still weren’t welcome on Spike, which was showing Raw at the time or UPN which was showing SmackDown. We knew we’d be very limited. I don’t remember exactly how I found out, but within a few weeks of The Undertaker segment, we knew that character could not come back in that way to WWE TV.”
Have you wrestled since leaving WWE?
“I have not. I had my last match with the Undertaker in Buffalo, and I’ve not stepped into a ring since then. You don’t top that. I made the conscious decision that when I was done with wrestling, I was done with wrestling, and I haven’t been back since.”
If WWE contacted you for a one-off appearance, is that something you would do?
“I guess it would depend on what capacity. I stay in shape, I’m definitely not out of shape, but I’m not in ring shape or as good of shape as I was when I was 25. I think that they’ve moved on from the Hassan character and all of the negativity associated with it.”