Jerry Lynn took part in a pre-show Q&A at Extreme Rising in Queens, NY.
Lynn was asked about his favorite matches. Lynn said that it's hard to pick one, but named RVD, Chris Candido, Sean Waltman, Justin Credible and Lance Storm. He said that Michinoku Pro had a masked tournament and he had a mask vs. mask match against Gran Naniwa. He explained that the fans in Japan react differently from the way fans react in the United States. When they liked something, they stomp their feet and it sounds like thunder and he always hoped to have a match with that reaction in Japan and he accomplished that.
Lynn noted that this would be his last year in the business as a wrestler. He said that people say the business is fake and he wishes that it was, because he could keep going. He noted that he just turned 49.
Lynn was complimented on the RVD series. He said that it was his pleasure.
Lynn was asked his thoughts about wrestling Matt Hardy tonight. Lynn said that he's watched Hardy's career. He said that he's retiring for a reason and this company isn't making this easy on him. He said that with his body, it's hard to be that 25 minute wrestling guy anymore. He said the match is what this company is all about - having that ECW feel with new talents who can fit into that environment.
Lynn was asked whether the new ECW counted as ECW. He said that it wasn't the same, just like the new NWA companies aren't the old NWA.
Lynn was asked about wrestling Marty Jannetty in MA a few weeks ago. Lynn said that the promoter asked him if there was anyone he wanted to wrestle since he was retiring and Lynn said Jannetty. He said that he grew up watching the Midnight Express on AWA TV, so he was always a big fan. He was running into Marty quite a bit. Lynn said that there's one more guy who he wants to work with and that's tag with Ricky Morton.