Rolling Stone has an interview with the man formerly known as Damien Sandow on his signing with Impact Wrestling. The former WWE superstar , who will make his debut on tonight’s live episode on Pop TV, had the following to say regarding why he signed with Impact Wrestling:

“TNA just seemed like the perfect spot for me,” Sandow, who went by Aaron Stevens when wrestling on the independent circuit in his time away says. “They are a growing company with a proven track record. I really believe that they have their finger on the pulse of what the audience wants, and they will gear their product towards that.”

On what changed his mind from pursuing acting opportunities instead of professional wrestling:

“I really was not planning on signing with anybody this soon, I was serious about that. But the way the conversations went with several TNA officials, and the strong feeling of a family atmosphere, really made me want to explore the possibility of getting in the ring sooner than I expected.”

On what he expects in Impact Wrestling:

“I am just looking forward to showcasing myself in a way that I have not been in the past. There is so much talent at TNA that I just can’t name one person that I really want to face over another. It’s just a pleasure for me to have creative freedom and continue to work with talented supportive people.”

On the challenges that Impact Wrestling faces:

“The challenge is to have a television show that continually gets better with every single episode and that is not just on me. That is on every one of us as a team. And everyone, as a team, really seems to be motivated and headed in the right direction.”