Chasing Glory Recap w/ Aleister Black – Developing the Aleister Black Character, Comparisons to The Undertaker, Struggling With Happiness, More!
For him, wrestling is about the experience as a whole and not just about winning Championships. However, winning the NXT Title was a victory for him against his mental state. He wanted to make his Title win into a sign of hope for people who are struggling with certain things mentally. He admits that he struggles to take compliments and he never feels like he’s good enough.
His goal moving forward is obviously to become WWE Champion, but his goal is also to continue one-upping himself. He says he’s in no hurry to join RAW or Smackdown, and he wants that transition to take place when it feels necessary. He wants to be in the place where WWE needs him, and if that means he’s called up tomorrow or in a year or two, that’s fine by him.
Black mentions that he still struggles with happiness and he doesn’t love himself yet, but he’s working on it. At a recent therapy session one of his therapists asked him if he’s ever been happy in his life, and it took him 10 minutes to answer the question. He came to the realization that he’s never been truly happy, but he’s working daily to fix that.
That sums up this week’s episode of Chasing Glory. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!