Chasing Glory Recap w/ Aleister Black – Developing the Aleister Black Character, Comparisons to The Undertaker, Struggling With Happiness, More!
Black mentions that he has anxiety and struggles with other mental health issues when it comes to interacting with other people. He notes that social media has encouraged a new generation of people to be comfortable with no face-to-face interaction. He doesn’t like that, and he tries to stay off social media as much as possible, especially since the “Black” character probably shouldn’t utilize social media that much anyways.
Black doesn’t consider himself to be the new generation’s Undertaker at all. He points out that there will only be one Undertaker, and there will only be one Aleister Black. They are different people and he’s working to make Black a unique character. He understands that some people compare the characters due to their dark, mystical similarities, but he’d never consider himself to be the next Undertaker.
Black notes that he had a fine childhood, but his family struggled financially. Both of his parents had difficult childhoods of their own and they brought that into their family as well. His father was a very hard working man, but he often refers to his father as his best friend and his worst enemy. He notes that his father is a fantastic human being, but it took him a while to get there.
He informs that being a professional wrestler is everything to him. He was 14 years old when he told one of his teachers that he wanted to be a professional wrestler. She was a huge supporter of his and urged him to make his dreams a reality. School never connected with him and he wasn’t a good student because he just didn’t care about it.