When discussing the possibility of of a return to WWE, one that would be over two years in the making, Chris Masters told Ring Rust Radio he's open to it but he feels there is little room for opportunity on the current roster:
"You know, you can't rule anything out of course, but I mean the problem with WWE right now for me is that it seems there's no real room for opportunity. There's just so many guys that they have and I haven't watched in a while but from what I've heard they combined Raw and SmackDown and if you want to just be there just treading water then yeah, but I would rather go there with the certainty that I was actually going to do something and be vital to the program. It just depends on the opportunity that's there, and it doesn't seem like there is to me. What do they have there like 100 guys in developmental? It just seems like right now I'm where I'm supposed to be and doing what I'm supposed to do but if the opportunity presents itself I'm not necessarily going to say no but there's going to be some things to consider obviously. Even before my release I was always thinking in the back of my mind about the potential of quitting and either calling TNA or just reevaluating things because I knew how my work had come along but also at the same time they were at a point in the company where they needed babyfaces and they still weren't using me so I was just like, if they aren't going to use me at this point when are they going to use me? It still didn't seem rational because it's like, I'm not going to quit because this is the place I've always wanted to work, this is my dream, so that kind of overshadowed any thought of quitting but it did cross my mind at the time so that's kind of where I stand with it now. I'm still just 30 years old so it gives me some time on my side obviously but I really can't say for sure."
While his position is understandable, one would think the opposite holds true. With both John Cena and Sheamus injured, WWE has taken a committee approach to its booking of late. Indeed, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are at the head of the evil corporation trying to keep everyone down, other than those they've chosen to succeed, of course, and a shockingly high number of wrestlers have been involved in the angle at various points.
That includes lower level wrestlers like Justin Gabriel. Hell, even Zack Ryder has been given a piece of the pie.
Sure, that doesn't mean any of those guys are "vital to the program", as Masters is hoping he would be, but that seems a silly demand to make when the name value simply isn't where it needs to be to make such a statement.
It wouldn't be a complete interview if he wasn't also asked about the possibility of going to TNA. His response:
"I keep an open mind about any wrestling company because it's my ultimate passion, there's really nothing else. If I had to fill out a resume, under qualifications I'd put what, standing vertical suplex and an unbreakable full nelson? I don't know where that's going to benefit me in society but one thing that I have been exploring while living in LA is different movie projects because coming out of our line of work it seems like a natural fit."
There you have it.