Jake Crist entered free agency after Impact Wrestling went months without booking him. He has spoken in the past about how allegations against his brother Dave Crist blackballed him in a lot of ways. He is not holding any bitterness toward Impact Wrestling.
While speaking with Fightful, Jake Crist said he is not going to bash his former employer. He is going to remain positive for the future. He also stated that people who do come at their former company often find themselves losing credibility.
“When people have bitterness in their heart and they just go on different podcasts and they’ve been with that certain company for X amount of years, I just feel like the credibility of that person and their stories just go down. It’s like, for my case, I was there for almost four years. If it was that bad, why would I stay? I get the paycheck, and so on and so forth, but if it was that bad, why would I stay for that long? So, I know certain guys, you know, different cases, but that’s just the way I look at things. I just try to push all the negativity out and try to bring on the positive. The positive right now is me being a free agent and me just looking forward to the future. Hopefully things start opening up and brighten up with COVID.”
We will have to see where Jake Crist ends up next. He is still young enough to make a big impact on the pro wrestling world, no pun intended. He might have seen a lot of success as a part of oVe, but he has plenty of motivation to continue his story on his own now.